Protesters aim to save Affordable Care Act

But Republican Congressman Pat Meehan says it's not just about repealing, but replacing the health care law. Jordan said that if the amount of health benefits that must be covered under a plan were reduced from what was mandated through the ACA, insurers could offer cheaper plans that would entice the young and healthy to sign up, making the need for a mandate unnecessary.

Lee, a Utah Republican, said that, at least, Congress should pass a 2015 bill that eliminates a Medicaid expansion for the poor and cancels insurance subsidies that helped people pay for the program. He says that the Republican party needs to fix the awful USA healthcare system and the first step in achieving so would be to repeal and replace the Obamacare.

Still, Baldwin's claim is not supported by what congressional Republicans have said and done thus far.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader. "Most importantly, Congress must ensure that constituents are fully informed of all changes, how their lives will be impacted" and the real costs to the country and all of its people. A University of Michigan study found that the Michigan Medicaid Plan expansion created 30,000 jobs and increased revenues to hospitals, physicians, decreased uncompensated care and generated savings in behavioral health, etc. Right now in two thirds of our counties we've got only one bus running through town and in 2018 we might have zero.

Let's work together to make improvements rather than destroying a system that has provided improved health care for all Americans, especially the most vulnerable among us.

Visitors to the federal Obamacare exchange, healthcare.gov, can still click on a link titled "About the Affordable Care Act".

Partisanship of Cabinet confirmations is rising. But Trump's picks are still different
To repeat: More Democrats can identify Trump aide Steve Bannon than can identify their own Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer. Gallup found Trump's proposal to build a U.S. -Mexico border wall gets support from 80 percent of Republicans.

Speakers during the public session on Tuesday said repeal of the ACA would have a very negative impact on mental health treatment and a Planned Parenthood employee also expressed concern about the consequences of a repeal.

And let's not forget that if you did have coverage, the insurance company could cut you off at a spending cap.

Despite this widespread confusion, Republicans in Congress have recently started to edge away from ACA repeal as the politics of the issue have become more hard.

A bill by Rep. Bill Flores, Texas Republican, says that period should be slashed to one month, or whatever each state had in place before Obamacare revamped the individual market, so customers don't game the system.

Only 61 percent of total respondents knew that people would lose coverage through Medicaid or subsidies for private health insurance if the ACA were repealed and not replaced.


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