Tag: American Health Care Act

Not One Woman Included in Senate Panel Crafting Healthcare Law

The 13-member working group of U.S. senators selected by Senate Republican leadership to craft legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare does not include a single woman, despite the GOP having five women among its Senate ranks, and considering the significant impact this bill would have on women. Meanwhile, people of…

Health Care Vote Postponed, Bill Still Hurts Low-Income Americans

After postponing Thursday’s scheduled vote, the House is now expected to vote onFriday on the Republican health care bill known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Republicans remain at odds with one another as conservatives push for a complete repeal of Obamacare while moderates worry about the number of…

GOP Health Care Still in Limbo, Conservatives Push to Cut Benefits

As Republicans remain divided over the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the proposed repeal to Obamacare, conservatives are pushing for an end to “essential health benefits” that include maternity care, addiction treatment, annual well visits and mental health services. Eliminating the essential health benefits would lower premiums, conservative lawmakers argue….

Hospitals, Health Groups Oppose Republican Healthcare Plan

Prominent hospitals, doctors and health groups are speaking out against the newly proposed Republican healthcare proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare, was unveiled Tuesday and met immediate criticism. A letter written to Congress signed by…

Republican Healthcare Plan Devastating to Working Poor, Older Americans

The Republican healthcare plan’s first draft, unveiled on Tuesday and titled The American Health Care Act, has raised immediate concerns about the negative impact it will have on millions of people particularly older and lower-income Americans. Under the new plan, Americans will no longer be required to purchase medical insurance…