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President Trump’s back and forth on health care has led to confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.
President Trump has called subsidy payments a “gift” for insurance companies.
The plan could keep Obamacare in place at least until the 2020 presidential campaign starts heating up.
President Trump has made it a point to undo his predecessor’s work — seemingly just for the sake of doing so.
New York AG Eric Schneiderman called the president’s move “breathtakingly reckless” and “an effort simply to blow up the system.”
The decision is the most dramatic action the president has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act.
Part of President Trump’s Plan will almost certainly be challenged in court, according to legal experts.
Even after Congress failed to vote on a repeal last week, President Trump claimed — without evidence — that Republicans had the votes to still do it.
The Congressional Budget Office said the number of people with health insurance would be fewer than under Obamacare.
Proposed cuts to Medicaid would have a dire, direct effect on services for students with disabilities.
Three Republican senators crossed party lines to join Democrats in a dramatic 49–51 vote to reject the bill.
“This is just the beginning,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.
The CBO estimated the number of uninsured would rise by 17 million next year alone if the Affordable Care Act were to be scratched without a new healthcare plan.
“If there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family — this bill will do you harm,” said former President Barack Obama.
Overall, 41 percent of American adults oppose the House healthcare plan.
An estimated 23 million people could lose their healthcare under the House plan, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
Republicans say a Senate vote could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.
Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and other healthcare groups said the rule would make it harder for millions of Americans to access the healthcare they need.
Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey told group members during a weekly meeting he was stepping down in the wake of efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The request leaves billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.
Nearly half of Senators comprising the group represent just 2.6 percent of entire U.S. population and less than 1 percent of Blacks and Latinos.
“Make no mistake, many people will die as a result of this bill,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida).
Nearly half of Americans live with a preexisting condition — many of whom live in states that voted for Trump.
Without the subsidies, providers would have additional uncompensated care costs, because they would not receive payments that help cover the costs of low-income patients.