Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill

In their home states Senators continue to face angry crowds at town halls. Reconciliation legislation is immune to the filibuster, so the GOP already needs only 51 votes to get both of those bills through, regardless of the status of the filibuster.

The CBO has found that that the Republican health bill, the American Health Care Act, would lead to 23 million people losing coverage, cut $664 billion in taxes (mostly for high-earners and the industry), while saving the government $119 billion. The bill would let insurance companies charge older people five times or more than what younger people pay for the exact same policies. Only if you allow your coverage to lapse for more than two months could you be charged more for ONE year: a 30% surcharge for one year in states that do not apply for a waiver from some of Obamacare's regulations, or one year of health based pricing in states that do receive a waiver. Instead of a personal physician, they will seek care in hospital emergency rooms - the most expensive place to receive health care - and hospital charity care levels will spike, which will ultimately undermine hospitals' financial stability and ripple across to privately insured Iowans. She laments rising costs under the Affordable Care Act, but she never goes into much detail for why this bill will be better. While offering few details, he's vowed to improve coverage and cut costs.

"These comments are particularly puzzling since the AHCA is built around very deep cuts to programs created to make coverage affordable, and both the President and the Administration more generally have expressed strong support for the AHCA to date", he added.

One of the biggest hurdles to taking down the Affordable Care Act is that much of the Obamacare is controlled by law and tight regulations that an executive order simply can not undo like that.

Only 8 percent of Americans, the Kaiser poll found, said the Senate should adopt the plan as passed by the House and just 24 percent said with only minor changes.

Partisanship plays a major role in the debate over the Republicans' plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, with the American Health Care Act.

Only 4 percent said the GOP bill fulfilled all of the president's promises, while another 10 percent said it delivered on most of his promises.

Among Republicans, however, the replacement legislation has broad support. Even more Democrats (78 percent) favored Obamacare. Over three-fourths of respondents (76 percent) think the AHCA falls short of Trump's promise to fully repeal and replace Obamacare.

The new findings reflect those of other polls conducted since the House passed the GOP's revised health care bill.

J. Mario Molina, former CEO of Molina Healthcare - which provides plans to Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program recipients - also blamed Trump and the GOP for injecting uncertainty into the health care market that is raising health care rates. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the full sample.

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