GOP health plan would hit state budgets hard: Moody's

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Carolyn Engelhard, director of the health policy program in the School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences, said 24 million people are projected to lose health insurance over the next 10 years with the new bill.

Ryan has acknowledged the bill will have to change to pass the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and other health groups also have come out against the bill.

Lee noted that subsides are created to "bring premiums within reach" for lower income residents and Covered California estimates that more than 90% of consumers who purchase health plans on the state exchange in 2016 received subsidies. Those Republicans who decry redistribution of income don't seem to understand what insurance is.

The brightest minds in this country have dealt with this issue and no one has a plan that brings health care costs down, which is the ultimate object of the game.

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Representative Paul Ryan also said that the improved and refined United States health care bill would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million by 2026 as it reduces the deficit by $337 billion.

One writer talks of the "freedom" restored to people with the proposed GOP healthcare plan. The subsidy under the ACA was given to help people buy insurance, while tax credits under the AHCA would take the form of a rebate received after filing taxes.

AARP recognizes the need to improve the health care system, but overcharging older Americans is the wrong approach. Many Kentuckians have been forced into plans their doctors won't accept with the cost of premiums and deductibles so high that they fear they can't afford to get sick.

Unlike the individual mandate in the ACA, the money from the late-enrollment surcharge would go to insurance companies and not the government. For example, a 60-year-old with $20,000 in annual income would receive nearly $10,000 in ACA subsidies compared to $4,000 from the Republican plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means more competition - and lower prices.

In the individual health insurance market nationally, an average of one in three citizens was not covered for substance use services, and nearly one in five were not covered for mental health services. They're sending a message from the plains to The Hill that they're opposed to a plan to upend the system. Surely it wasn't for the vast majority of Americans, who will be discouraged from seeking costly care; It wasn't for women, who will lose vital services if Planned Parenthood is defunded; It wasn't even for Republicans, many of whom are coming out in opposition to the poorly considered proposal.

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