We know how the House Republican bill could affect people who get insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace and Medicaid. But what has been overlooked is how the bill, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), could affect the coverage people get through their jobs. In other words: The Republican bill could make everybody’s coverage worse.
Republican congressional leaders are not giving up on repealing the Affordable Care Act and the newest amendment only makes a bad bill worse.
Reported Upton-Long Amendment Does Virtually Nothing to Address Coverage for People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Families USA analysis finds the Upton-Long proposal to increase funds for high-risk pools would cover only a fraction of America's health care consumers who have pre-existing conditions: As many as 15 million people with pre-existing conditions would be left behind.
House Republicans are weighing a new amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in their latest attempt to secure the needed votes to bring the bill to the House floor.
There are a lot of reasons the American Health Care Act is bad for consumers, but here are our top 3 reasons lawmakers should reject it.
Republican leaders are not giving up on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, media leaked text for an amendment to modify the harmful House repeal bill to make it more appealing to conservative Republicans.
Make no mistake: The proposed changes only make a bad bill worse.
In mid-April, the Trump Administration finalized policies that will harm consumers who buy health insurance through the marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These policy changes will increase costs for consumers, reduce financial assistance to help consumers afford coverage, and make it harder for people to enroll in coverage through the marketplaces.
President Trump’s ACA Changes Will Increase Costs to Consumers, Make It Harder to Enroll in Coverage
Yesterday, despite overwhelming opposition from consumers and a variety of other stakeholders, the Trump Administration finalized proposed changes to the individual health insurance market for 2018 that will increase costs for consumers, reduce financial assistance to help consumers afford coverage, and make it harder for people to enroll in coverage through the marketplaces.
In its first regulatory act, the Trump Administration has laid the groundwork to ensure that “TrumpCare” will cost consumers drastically more, if they are able to sign up for health insurance at all. This tips the balance in favor of insurers at the expense of consumer protections.
Older Americans (age 50+) would be among the hardest hit under the House plan due to higher premiums, reduced financial assistance, massive cuts to Medicaid and threats to the future of Medicare.
The GOP repeal bill does nothing to improve the health or financial well-being of Americans and inflicts harm in these six ways.
If Republicans in Congress end the ACA's Medicaid expansion or radically change the structure of the Medicaid program by capping or cutting funding, it could severely hurt rural Americans and cripple state economies across the country.