This Republican District Has The Most To Lose After Obamacare Repeal

Bruno Cirelli
Mag 9, 2017

Despite what the GOP leadership have said, the extremely popular ACA provision - that people with pre-existing conditions will not lose their health insurance - simply isn't true, and millions will lose out as a result of this bill becoming law. It would also replace Obama's federal subsidies for lower-income insurance buyers with age-based tax credits. "But we do have a lot of poor and middle-class people that depend on the coverage of the Affordable Care Act that will be hurt by this". Senator Tom Cotton--who wants to see Obamacare repealed--said back in March that they shouldn't have "release [d] a bill that was written in secret and expect to pass it in 18 days". "Even with these limits, the plan required substantial state funding".

Senate leaders said Thursday that while they will review the House bill, they will also write their own version of a health care overhaul.

Meanwhile, Senate health committee chairman Lamar Alexander said in a statement that "the Senate will now finish work on our bill, but will take the time to get it right", echoing remarks made by majority whip John Cornyn, who said, "We're not under any deadline, so we're going to take our time".

The majority of House Republicans are claiming victory with the passage of the measure, the America Health Care Act. It's just becoming a disaster.

Several Republican House members, including Rep. Chris Collins of NY, admitted publicly to not reading the entire GOP health care bill before voting on it.

As Republicans crossed over the vote threshold to pass the Bill, Democrats in the House began singing "Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye", a rowdy suggestion that Republicans will lose seats in the 2018 congressional elections due to their vote.

Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Upper Arlington, represents Athens County as part of the 15th district.

In fact, it happened to numerous Democrats who voted in favor of Obamacare.

Supporters of the House measure argued though Obamacare enabled people to buy insurance, the deductibles actually put health care out of reach and the fact that carriers were pulling out of the state exchanges, many were left with no providers. "At least if they waited for the estimate, they could make further changes to the bill that might respond to concerns". Tester has always said that he will support any bill that increases access to affordable health care.

Conservative GOP Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas all tweeted after the original House bill's introduction that they would oppose anything short of a full repeal of Obamacare.

"They're trying to gut Medicaid", he said Friday.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of IL, a state that expanded coverage under Obama's law, said he will push senators to change the legislation so the impacts are not as dire for the state.

"Let's face it, as important as we think we are when we're in Congress, most people don't even know who their Congress person is in many places, and now they'll find out", Ms Pelosi said.

On Thursday, they narrowly passed their amended bill and Elmendorf argued that the changes were enough to justify waiting for another CBO analysis.

Senators should make people and their well-being their priority, not small-government dogma and tax cuts for the wealthy.

The Senate's healthcare working group includes the Republican leadership, several committee chairmen and a combination of conservatives such as Ted Cruz of Texas and more moderate Republicans from politically important swing states such as Rob Portman of OH and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

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