In Allentown, Casey vows 'to fight like hell' against Obamacare repeal
08:16, Jan 9, 2017
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On Monday, the American Medical Association wrote to Congressional leaders urging them to "lay out for the American people, in reasonable detail, what will replace current policies" and warning "it is essential that gains in the number of Americans with health insurance coverage be maintained".
While Trump won election on a promise of repealing Obamacare sooner rather than later, Congress may yet get cold feet about the repeal-then-replace plan.
"There's a couple reasons why we need to do Obamacare immediately". Just because people follow a government mandate doesn't mean they support the mandate. His chief spokeswoman said last week that nobody would lose coverage under the Republicans' health care reform. If Republicans want to avoid being pushed to those same "solutions", they need to revive the real health-insurance market right away.
In Allentown, Casey said Republicans are "not serious" in their push to repeal before identifying a way for Americans to keep their coverage.
Almost 13,000 residents of Cattaraugus and Allegany counties stand to lose access to health care insurance if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sure, any American can walk into any emergency room and get the attention necessary to stabilize her condition, but that isn't much help for the diabetic or cancer patient who needs ongoing care - and can't get it because she doesn't have health insurance.
The estimate from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget includes the repeal's effect on the economy.
Republicans already set the wheels in motion for a repeal during a budget debate Wednesday. Marco Rubio voting to move forward and Democratic Sen.
That kind of legislative end-run would be reason enough to vote against the whole bill, which is why Collins voted against it previous year.
As part of their defense of the ACA, Democrats plan to tell stories about the experiences of people whose lives have been saved or improved by the law.
"In my community many of us are scared to go to the emergency room for treatment without health insurance", said Alvarez through a translator.
Diaz-Balart said he wants to replace the law with a more cost-effective program that still serves the uninsured.
As we noted, the Affordable Care Act offers some benefits that the Republican majority in the House seems to appreciate. Arkansans with employer coverage have received $15,394,471 in insurance refunds since 2012.
Experts say repealing the health care law could be tough on numerous 20 million Americans who now have coverage with hundreds of thousands of them living right here in SC.
In addition, Arnold said, he was skeptical Congress would come up with an alternative. But they have yet to work out the details of a replacement plan.
The spokesman said Toomey supports a two-year transition before phasing out the Medicaid expansion and premium tax credits.
The remarks by the Wisconsin Republican suggest a faster schedule than some had expected on reshaping the nation's health-care system.
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