The House GOP has released a new version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which makes draconian cuts to Medicaid and leaves millions to struggle with higher premiums and deductibles.
There are countless sobering findings in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) assessment of the House GOP repeal bill, most importantly that the bill would lead to 24 million people losing health insurance.
Republican congressional leaders are not giving up on repealing the Affordable Care Act and the newest amendment only makes a bad bill worse.
Just as with the first two versions of the Senate health bill, the latest version would devastate insurance coverage, gut the Medicaid program and dramatically increase deductibles and out of pocket costs.
The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual-coverage requirement—often called the "individual mandate"—makes it possible to ban health insurance companies from discriminating against people with preexisting conditions while keeping insurance markets stable and functional.