Obamacare's "essential health benefits" could be in jeopardy

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"Health care is really expensive, and the other option is leaving people out in the cold". The Congressional Budget Office estimates the GOP plan could result in 24 million Americans losing their health care coverage - mainly the working-poor and those who are 50- to 64 years-old.

With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare", President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal.

The Republicans' plan proposes that Americans who are buying their own insurance receive money from the government.

In addition to the Medicaid expansion rollback, the GOP bill would also get rid of a mandate to get insurance or pay a penalty, it would also get rid of the penalty on large employers that don't offer medical insurance. "You know I don't think there's anyone here who thinks that the Affordable Care Act is ideal".

White House spokesman Sean Spicer defended the move, saying that "people are paying for benefits that neither they, their spouse, their family needs". The anti-rejection drugs cost about $100,000 annually.

Let's change the debate by making it between for profit insurance vs. not for profit health-care.

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Gelernt said the judge also asked about whether a nationwide ban or a more limited halt would be an appropriate remedy. The rulings this week suggested that such comments coming from a man who is now president can't be ignored.

"As far as I'm concerned, I'm representing a majority of people in my district who do not think this is the right direction to go as it relates to health care".

Hundreds of demonstrators held a "die-in" outside the Vista office of Rep. Darrell Issa Tuesday morning to protest Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Abuko Estrada, staff attorney with the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, said that although a drop in federal Medicaid funds to the state would affect individuals, it would also affect the state economy.

The American Health Care Act will include some important aspects from the Affordable Care Act. "Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now".

OSF Healthcare says, "We encourage all members of congress to work collaboratively to make sure there is adequate access to affordable healthcare".

Research by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis (CIFA) says thousands of Virginia's poorest and vulnerable residents now covered by the ACA or Obamacare, will be harmed by the proposed new health plan which is created to replace the current ACA.

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