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Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Ellis Copeland | 27 June, 2017, 06:17

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that 22 million fewer people would be insured by 2026 while reducing federal spending by $321 billion under the Senate GOP's Obamacare repeal bill, according to their report released Monday. The insurers in the individual market "shall impose a 6 month waiting period" for anyone who "cannot demonstrate 12 months of continuous creditable coverage".

The CBO says low-income Americans in their 50s and early 60s would be disproportionately likely to lose their health care coverage under the Senate bill. While the Senate would be loathe to adopt an Obamacare policy it's long slammed as government tyranny, the chamber reportedly wants to add its own version of a penalty for not carrying insurance: locking people who don't maintain continuous health coverage out of the individual health market entirely for six months.

Heller said that to win his vote, GOP leaders would have to "protect Medicaid expansion states" from the bill's current cuts.

The new health care bill would end the requirement that Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine.

"We have a very good plan", Trump said on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" Sunday.

"In the absence of a mandate, a better option might be limiting individuals who delay enrollment to a lower level of coverage".

Aides to the organization said they were "disappointed" the bill did not do enough to repeal the 2010 law, NBC reported.

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The full impact of McConnell's bill won't be clear until the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office completes its analysis next week. So I've been encouraging leadership, the White House, anybody I can talk to for quite some time, let's not rush this process.

"What I can say with confidence is that the Senate bill will lead to very large coverage losses", Matt Fiedler of the Brookings Institution told Politico.

Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, said Sunday that seven to eight additional senators were troubled by provisions in the Senate bill, which she said could cut Medicaid for the poor even more than the House version.

Senate Republicans last week released a draft of their secretive Obamacare replacement bill, called the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017".

"The worst thing is when people start laughing at you and this is laughable", said John McDonough, a professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health, who formerly advised the Obama administration on health care.

"These Republicans who expanded Medicaid were flatly wrong", Phillips said of Govs. It would also slap annual spending caps on the overall Medicaid program, which since its inception in 1965 has provided states with unlimited money to cover eligible costs. Rand Paul of Kentucky, as well as moderates including Sen. "I might vote for 80 percent repeal". The bill is meant to be the first step in repealing and replacing the Affordable Health Act, also known as Obamacare. "States are ultimately going to have to ration [their allotment] and say, 'Well, we only get so much from Medicaid, therefore we can not insure more disabled people, more elderly people.' It is frightening for those on low income", Mosman said. The announcement comes after some GOP senators expressed opposition to the bill in its current form.

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