Almost 23 million people may lose health insurance in the next decade following the revised Republican healthcare plan, says a non-partisan agency. The share with favorable views of the AHCA is about 20 percentage points lower than the share with favorable views (49 percent) of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). And a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health policy think tank, shows just how hard is has become for Republicans to try to pass a healthcare overhaul.
In their home states Senators continue to face angry crowds at town halls.
The Republican health care bill has to reduce the deficit over a decade in order to comply with the rules of reconciliation, which is a procedure that allows GOP lawmakers to push legislation through Congress with only a simple majority of 51 votes in each chamber.
The House passed a new version of the AHCA earlier this month but Senate leaders say they will not approve it as written and want to, at the very least, tweak it – if not write an entirely new version. That protection for Nebraskans could vanish under the AHCA, costing people with pre-existing conditions more than $25,000 a year in health insurance premiums. Some of the highest “less likely” responses were on changes made to ensure House passage, such as allowing states to let health-care companies cut back on benefits they cover so they can sell cheaper plans. While offering few details, he’s vowed to improve coverage and cut costs. As the president tweeted on Sunday, the solution is to “add more dollars” to the bill to support the working poor, while eliminating subsidies for high earners.
One of the biggest hurdles to taking down the Affordable Care Act is that much of the Obamacare is controlled by law and tight regulations that an executive order simply can not undo like that.
“Community-rated premiums would rise over time, and people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive nongroup health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all”, the CBO report says.
A majority of Americans is not impressed by President Donald Trump’s health care reform bill, according to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Only 4 percent said the GOP bill fulfilled all of the president’s promises, while another 10 percent said it delivered on most of his promises. Likewise, it never dawned on many Republicans to stop reflexively supporting whatever has an “R” or “Trump” next to it.
Other findings are not so reassuring. Forty-nine percent had a favorable view of the ACA, compared to 31 percent who had a favorable view of the Republican AHCA.
As the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare or the AHCA, works its way slowly and painfully through the Senate, it’s wise to consider how each of the major sections would affect your costs for healthcare and healthcare coverage.
The poll, conducted May 16 to 22, surveyed 1,205 adults with a 3% margin of error.