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Editorial board: New health care bill unacceptable

Editorial board: New health care bill unacceptable

(Americans over age 65 are eligible for Medicare.) But Obamacare's subsidies take into account both income and cost of coverage, which is typically much higher for an older consumer. If conservatives were right about the pernicious effects of government involvement in health care, then those systems would be dramatic failures while ours, with its reliance on private companies and markets, would be a spectacular success.

"You can't simultaneously maintain or increase coverage, hold even or reduce out-of-pocket costs and cut federal spending", said Henry Aaron, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Or look at the ACA's requirement that insurers can't discriminate against the tens of millions of people with pre-existing conditions.

But in the meantime, according to a Fox News poll released this week, only 35 per cent of Americans approve of Trump's performance on the health care file; 50 per cent approve of Obamacare, up from 38 per cent two years ago; and 67 per cent of those who oppose the Republican plan do so because it "makes too many changes to Obamacare", as opposed to too few.

Howard isn't alone in her worries.

And the reason I feel very good where we are, we all, all of us, all Republicans in the House, Senate, and the president, made a promise to the American people that we would repeal and replace this faulty collapsing law, and we're going to make good on that promise. Whatever replaces the ACA, he said, "it must be affordable".

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Republicans are pulling in different directions as they strive to get traction for a health care overhaul that's in danger of being dragged down by differences within their own party.

And in a morally shocking move, it is not just the poor, but the older and sicker poor people who will fare the worst under the new law.

As it turns out, repealing and replacing the law they hate so much won't save almost as much money as getting rid of it entirely, the goal they've been campaigning on for seven years.

My national organization, the American Psychological Association, has taken the position that no health care reform legislation should be passed by Congress unless it would cover at least as many people, with decent, reliable health insurance - including behavioral healthcare services such as mental health and substance use treatment.

So if you are older, or plan on getting older, beware of the Republican replacement for the ACA.

The report also estimated that average insurance rates in 10 years will be 10 percent lower than today.

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A document obtained by The Associated Press shows state health officials also project the proposed new law would result in the state immediately losing $9.3 million in public health funding for programs such as immunizations and chronic disease funding.

When the Kaiser Family Foundation earlier this month did an analysis of the House health plan's impact, the group used Mobile as its model of a community with high health costs.

The ACA clearly needs to be fixed, repaired, and reformed.

Lower prices, the Republicans claim, will come with increased competition.

At 28, Matt Tyson of Anniston is at the young end of the health insurance pool. Conservative Republicans are denouncing it as a new entitlement because it continues heavy subsidies for individual insurance buyers. The Michigan City security guard went years without health insurance, because the coverage her employer offered was unaffordable.

The GOP penalty is created to encourage people of all ages and health conditions to keep their insurance even though the replacement law would not require they do so. He said he had voted 40 times to fully repeal or rescind parts of Obamacare, which he called a "government takeover of health care". And not just coverage, but better coverage.

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