Sen. Al Franken Obliterates Republicans For Having No Plan To Replace Obamacare

Meadows reiterated that the Freedom Caucus believes repeal and replacement needs to go into effect during the 115th Congress, meaning it should take no longer than two years.

While speaking on the Senate floor, Sen.

Most of the millions of people who gained coverage under Obamacare got it through Medicaid, the public insurance program known as Medi-Cal in California. It also flies in the face of a plan by GOP lawmakers to pass a bill that would nominally repeal the bill while delaying actual implementation of the repeal anywhere from two to four years to build a replacement.

About 11 million got commercial health plans a year ago through HealthCare.gov and similar state-based insurance marketplaces created through the law.

When open enrollment in the Affordable Health Care Act marketplace began in November, some local health care officials expressed a fear that soaring costs and higher deductibles for health care policies would force many people to choose between health care or paying their rent and feeding their children. Hardworking people for whom this is life or death. If their health insurance is taken away, they don't know what they're going to do. Angus King - held an overnight "talk-a-thon" on the Senate floor Monday night to try to save the ACA, President Barack Obama's signature health care law that has resulted in more than 20 million more people insured and a drop in the uninsured rate.

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The Urban Institute projected that the most likely plan for repeal would leave almost 30 million Americans uninsured by 2019, send insurance markets into chaos and threaten the economic viability of hospitals around the country. Almost a million Ohioans now have insurance coverage related to the Affordable Care Act.

The length of the transition period is one of the details Republican lawmakers want clarified before voting on the budget.

Yet, some members of the party are nervous about the delayed replacement, including Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and-most notably-President-elect Trump.

"We're going to say, "let's see the Republican plan" because the Republicans, if we put forward a plan first, they'd reject it". But, a lot of plans is... not a plan.

Has Obama forgotten that repealing Obamacare has been the number one talking-point of every Republican in the nation since day one? A real live actual plan. "The problem is that they don't think it went far enough and that it left too many people still uncovered". A plan that will make sure that nobody loses their health insurance. To keep his promise without bankrupting the insurance industry, Trump would have to offer generous subsidies similar to those in Obamacare. "On the other hand, I realize the difficulties of getting - the other way you need 60 votes, right?" That don't have a single plan that even their own Republican majority agrees on.


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