Inequality in health care is unjust and immoral

Faso admits the Republican bill is not flawless but said it is a start to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

But on the brink of the health-care vote in the House, a group of Republicans are aiming to repeal ObamaCare's minimum requirements.

Moore said Issa's focus is "on reducing the cost of health care and pushing real reforms to give Americans access to better health insurance". The House is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act Thursday.

That is especially true for the almost 3.4 million older Americans who have enrolled through the government marketplaces, many of whom receive generous federal subsidies through the health care law enacted under former President Barack Obama.

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Pivotal Research's Brian Wieser wrote in a note on Monday that the controversy will "curtail global growth this year". The British government said last week that it would temporarily restrict its advertising on the company's platforms.

A Congressional Budget Office report found that 24 million fewer people would be insured in 2026, including 14 million who would have had Medicaid, if the GOP bill becomes law. Given Price's previous history as an anti-Obamacare crusader, I'm not surprised at the content of the recently announced health care legislation. Another politician chimed in, saying, "If I were a betting man, I'd say there won't be a vote today".

As of this morning, 29 republicans likely lined up against it. President Trump was up all night trying to switch some of those votes to yes. Moderate-income families will lose subsidies, and many other families will lose their Medicaid coverage. Because I couldn't afford to buy private insurance, I was uninsured for a year and a half prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

"Well we're just here trying to stand up for the American people and affordable healthcare", said protester, Sandy Dildine.

The GOP bill prohibits tax credits to help pay for health insurance plans that cover abortions, a problem for New Yorkers and Californians whose states require insurance plans to cover the procedure. California's 38 House Democrats have lined up pretty firmly against the bill, as have most of the chamber's Democrats, so Republicans are on their own to pass the bill. It would allow insurance companies to charge a 30 percent penalty on people who allow coverage to lapse, and would allow them to charge up to five times more for older people than younger ones.

  • Phil Peters