'Yes' to the American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act, which has been touted by President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, now faces a vote from the Senate, where it will likely undergo revisions.

"Only about 10 percent of Obamacare was changed with this bill that we passed in the House, only 10 percent", he told constituents Thursday evening, according to ABC news. There's growing support for the idea of pegging the tax credits in the House repeal bill to income and making aid more generous for poorer people.

It took Republicans nearly two months to cajole their own representatives into voting for the party's plan to gut Obamacare, but getting the bill passed in the Senate could be far more challenging.

Democrats criticized the Republican majority in the House for holding that vote without first having the CBO issue a report on the revised bill's impact.

That change would allow states, under certain conditions, to permit insurers to charge people with pre-existing health conditions more for insurance coverage than healthier people. Property taxpayers have been footing the bill for Albany's unrestrained Medicaid spending for 51 years.


A plurality of voters, 41 percent, say they think the GOP bill would make the health care system worse, while 26 percent believe it would improve the system.

Half of American voters approve of Obamacare, a new poll shows, as Congress works to repeal the national health care package.

Noting he was confident the bill would make it through the Senate, President Trump referred to Obamacare as "essentially dead" in statements made at the White House after the AHCA cleared the House. Fifty-two percent said they disapproved of the tax plan, while just 30% approved.

With one exception, the plan is the same as the one that failed to win enough House support on March 24.

The only solution to health care is the single-payer system. This is an irresponsible and costly move that will do little more than create instability in the insurance market and greatly reduce the ability of small business owners, their employees and self-employed Americans to obtain health coverage. The AHCA is the second, more conservative, iteration of the long-promised Obamacare replacement, and comes more than a month after its predecessor faced stiff opposition from some conservative Republicans who said it was too similar to Obamacare. Just 19 percent said all of the ACA should be repealed. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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