Many Insured by Obamacare Voted for Trump: Inside the Numbers
Jan 08 2017 by Elias Hubbard
It came from Bernie Sanders, socialist, failed presidential candidate and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. Medicaid did not cover large numbers of the working poor. I am reminded of the words of G.K. Chesterton: "Do not say Christianity has been tried and found wanting, it has been found hard and not tried".
"Well ... 60 Democrats then and then the two bills passed and then the Senate bill was a little bit different from the House bill, so some of those changes were not, shall we say, structural; it was just some changes in the legislation that did go under reconciliation", Pelosi said.
The Kaiser Family Foundation survey also disclosed that shrinking the federal government's involvement and spending in health care - the long-sought goal of House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican lawmakers - is less important to most Americans than is ensuring medical care is affordable and available.
Republicans in Congress have promised to repeal Obamacare.
Nationwide, 8.8 million Americans signed up for coverage under the health law, commonly referred to as Obamacare, from November 1 through December 19 - the extended deadline for coverage beginning on the first of the year. For hospitals, he said the care provided isn't being compensated and Medicaid isn't always a good payer.
According toa report by Morning Consult, the 340B program is critical to the operation of many rural facilities because the drug cost savings can be used to fund essential medical services for their communities, such as emergency rooms, as well as sharply reducing the cost of medicine for indigent patients.
What many voters don't like is that the law requires people to buy insurance whether they want it or not.
It's not the doctors. The GOP can create a bipartisan health care bill that improves on Obamacare's key reforms and promises.
"Actually - thank you for asking that question", Pelosi said.
Repealing the act without a substitute plan in place first would be a betrayal of the public trust. Numerous bad outcomes of the law were not fully appreciated when it took effect, but Richard Foster, chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Studies, identified the problems with this provision right away.
Congressional observers say some of the most popular parts of the healthcare law may be preserved for now while others would likely be cut out. This is very much a divisive party issue; the divide was clear with the close 51-48 simple majority vote.
While they applaud themselves, millions of Americans will have to deal with the wreckage and hope they don't get too sick. Hillary Clinton that he could make a health-care plan work without a mandate.
Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster for Democrats.
Like most of his Republican colleagues, state Sen.
"In Florida about a million-and-a-half people have coverage through the exchange, if not more".
Perhaps luckily, the health care law's detractors have begun talking about declaring the bill repealed when Trump takes office, but delaying the effective date to some later point, probably - conveniently - past the 2018 elections, and coming up with a replacement, oh, whenever. The voters who have given them these electoral victories are becoming frustrated at their inability to pull the trigger.