Trump to speak to House Republicans Tuesday on healthcare: aides

Texas Reps. John Ratcliffe and Blake Farenthold meet with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office along with other members of the Republican Study Committee to talk about the proposed American

The Congressional Budget Office has not had a chance to analyze the plan, but early guesses say that the plan's elimination of taxes on drug makers, insurers, makers of medical devices, and high-income households will add billions to our national debt.

President Donald Trump campaigned on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has voiced strong support for the American Health Care Plan, which would weaken the landmark legislation. Well, all Americans have "access" to health care - but a lot of us can not afford it. "The president is bringing people to his table, and I'm very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill, making the improvements we've been making".

The House may vote on the American Health Care Act this week. He also says some changes have been made to the bill.

Their plan needs a heart transplant if it is to ever replace the Affordable Care Act, which came to be known as Obamacare.

The new Republican health-care plan includes tax cuts for the rich that would be offset by substantially reducing subsidies to the poor for purchasing insurance and taxing the health care premiums of the working class. "The president promised, to repeal all of Obamacare, and that's who was taxed at the beginning", he said during an interview on CBS News show Face the Nation.

"I'm going to have a hard time being able to afford this", Chris MacLellan, a 60-year-old Florida resident, told the Orlando Sentinel.

The future of Medicaid could become a pivotal issue as the health care debate moves to the Senate. That means more competition - and lower prices.

While a dozen GOP lawmakers have given a firm "No" to the bill in its current form, with another 11 leaning against, some lawmakers have countered by saying the CBO's numbers are wrong. Under the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, premiums would increase for approximately 454,000 Floridians between the ages of 50 to 64 who now receive Obamacare tax credits. The top Republican in Congress told "Fox News Sunday" that leaders seek to address concerns of rank-and-file Republicans to the legislation. The ACA is now failing to attract younger people at the rates needed to keep premiums for everyone down.

As part of the Republican plan, the previous cost-sharing by the federal government to lower out-of-pocket expenses will be eliminated. The Medicaid program is the largest payer of health care for children.

"The current law allows older people to be charged three times that of a younger person", he said. The association represents insurers that cover the majority of the 10 million Americans enrolled in the 2017 Obamacare plans. About 14 million would lose coverage from Medicaid cuts (many of them elderly and/or disabled); 7 million would lose coverage from employers dropping it and just 2 million would be uncovered because they no longer buy it on the individual market.



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