This is untrue for a number of reasons, the first of which was stated above: the number of people with health insurance isn't a good measure of access to health care when many can't afford to use the insurance they've been forced to purchase. "We have hundreds of thousands of people in this state that now have health insurance that didn't have it before, now have the peace of mind that goes with that, and they're frightened, quite frankly". Repeal of the law was a centerpiece of the campaign of Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as president Friday. 'We want to take care of everybody'.
"Yes, as someone who spent almost 30 years in non-profit healthcare, I believe we should repeal the ACA and provide the American people with a healthcare system that truly works for everyone", said U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., on Wednesday. "We have to repeal Obamacare and replace it with something that works", he said.
FYI, the ACA now requires insurance companies to pay for 100 percent of the cost for most routine preventative services like vaccines, cancer screenings, and birth control.
Not only might the repeal of the ACA leave 20 million people uninsured, but the cost of routine preventative care like mammograms, colonoscopies, and the shingles vaccine might also see huge price hikes, according to a new report by Amino, a consumer digital health care company. You can get more stories like this in our twice weekly ad-free newsletter! "If this gets repealed, we're going to go back to the old days when that's not covered", she said.
"There will be nobody dying on the streets in a Trump administration".
There's plenty wrong with the Affordable Care Act, but it was a Herculean effort to expand coverage. Wouldn't Mr. Fiscal Conservative rather fix what is in place rather than start from scratch on a new plan that they clearly don't have? "And you will be able to actually have something to say about who your doctor is and your plan", he said during an appearance on Fox and Friends.
Many people have even been going without insurance. "The half of Americans who receive health insurance through their employer often fail to realize that they receive a huge tax break for the cost of that insurance because it is not counted as income".
'[The new bill will] let individuals come together as part of groups or associations so they can buy their insurance as part of a big pool, to have leverage to get lower prices, and also so they don't get affected by adverse things such as pre-existing conditions, ' he said.
"What we're hearing from out patients is what should I do now?" The time to act is now'.
Republicans still have yet to release a comprehensive replacement for the Affordable Care Act, which has made parents across the country uneasy. To avoid a Senate filibuster and pass with a simple majority, Obamacare repeal requires a process called reconciliation, which effectively means that any measures included have a financial impact and reduce the deficit.