Obama Praises His Health Care Law Ahead of GOP Vote

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In California, which was among the first states to embrace Obamacare and to establish a health insurance exchange, billions would be lost in federal funding, according to health advocates.

In Los Angeles County, 1.2 million people gained health care coverage, mostly through Medi-Cal and other insurance plans purchased on the state exchange Covered California. The research found job growth accelerated in states with the biggest increases in coverage, such as California and Nevada. What ought to be most defining of the followers of Jesus is assuring access to affordable health care for all, not just the rich. Access to health care is, and should be the right, of every American citizen.

The Republican obsession to hastily replace the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act regardless of cost concerns can be compared to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Trump and Ryan must get 216 Republicans on board for the bill to pass by simple majority in the House of 237 Republicans and 193 Democrats. The health care consulting firm Milliman also argues that gutting the benefits would also do far less to lower insurance premiums than supporters of the move claim.

"What I understood her to be saying is that there's no reason why an Obamacare repeal bill necessarily could not have provisions repealing the health insurance regulations", he told the Washington Examiner.

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"The result will be more seniors moving to long-term care more quickly, which will become more costly to Medicare, Medicaid and the health system as a whole", the commissioners wrote. If she had to worry about health care in addition to the aches and pains of aging, life would be very hard, she said.

The health law's ban on annual and lifetime coverage limits also applies only to essential benefits, meaning they too would be eliminated under the still-evolving GOP bill.

While the 11 people organized by Missouri Health Care for All did not achieve their goal, several were invited into the office by Hartzler staff members Steve Walsh and Spencer Tuma for a discussion about the bill and why Hartzler intends to vote for it. "I made a decision to engage to make the bill better".

According to a 2014 letter signed by300 patient advocacy groups including the American Lung Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the AIDS Institute, some insurance companies are keeping patients away by not covering the medications essential to their treatment, or by covering only a small portion of the costs these patients are certain to incur. The president even called Mark Meadows in the middle of the Wednesday evening Freedom Caucus meeting, Meadows said. Most all agreed that the massive transformation the program of health care had brought about could use some tweaking and refinement, but clearly a seven-year campaign against the Affordable Care Act left a blurred view of what the program did for consumers.