Cuomo lays out cost of Obamacare repeal for area counties

Americans split over Trump's ability to fix health care

Sen. Chris Murphy argues against repeal of the Affordable Care Act on the Senate floor Thursday.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows told reporters that the group made no decisions but would stake out what it can support during a caucus meeting next week.

Last month the American Hospital Association said that repealing Obamacare without a replacement would cost hospitals almost $166 billion over 10 years. "So I think it's a good thing".

Speaking inside the Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley facility at 218 N. Second St.in Allentown, Casey said Republicans in control of the U.S. House and Senate are threatening the health-care coverage secured by 20 million Americans thanks to Obamacare. But that challenge will be much steeper if Medicaid funding is gutted, Conway said.

The state budget impact will be more than $3.7 billion, Cuomo said.

But Paul countered that there is a "danger" in supporting the budget now being considered. To Republicans, he said, "Do not thrust millions of your countrymen and countrywomen off a cliff and shout promises at them as they fall".

The recent election doesn't change the goal, which is to make America's medical system work better and more humanely for everyone.

It has been reported the Democrat strategy will be to exploit differences of opinion among Republicans in Congress about a replacement for Obamacare. In response to the governor's comments, Reed said he recognizes his concerns.

BlackBerry's "Mercury" Smartphone is Here, But We Know Nothing About It
Although BlackBerry will be providing the software, TCL has signed a licensing deal to manufacture and distribute the devices. The next tweet reveals the bottom part of the smartphone, and what looks like a USB Type-C port in the middle of two speakers.

Leadership has argued that the fiscal 2017 budget resolution is only a vehicle to repeal the health law.

Not one Republican voted for the bill and 34 Democrats voted against it.

"We are seeing our Medicaid population grow", said Betsy Wright, president and CEO of UPMC Chautauqua WCA. At least you'll have coverage for the next 12 months.

President Barack Obama said he believes that his signature healthcare law will survive under a Trump administration, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he is skeptical Republicans will actually repeal the Affordable Care Act. Rather than have insurers or the government design health care packages (which procedures are included, which aren't) and systems (which doctors and hospitals are in-network or out-of-network), devise a system of insurance vouchers and let people make their own decisions about what they want covered and by whom.

Trump and Congressional Republicans are taking their first steps to repeal Obamacare, which they have long blasted as being too expensive. They also reported a poll taken shows 47% of people are opposed to repeal of the ACA.28% are opposed until a replacement law is in place.

"While the subsidies may not exist in the same manner they do under Obamacare, numerous Republican plans focus on lowering costs through increased competition, a focus on patient-centered care, expanding of the use of Health Savings and Flexible Savings Accounts, all aimed at helping patients make the best health care decisions for themselves, not insurers, and not the government", Cole said.

"If Congress were to proceed with an outright repeal with no replacement whatsoever, and they just ended these programs altogether, that would be the triple whammy", he said. The deadline is January 31st to enroll for coverage this year.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NFL Wildcard Weekend Playoffs Dolphins vs. Steelers Predictions 1/8/17
Jan 09, 2017 - 05:22
The Steelers have to establish the running game, and this matchup of former All-Pros in the trenches will be important. The NFL's oldest starting linebacker preserved the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-6 halftime lead against the Miami Dolphins.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Golden Globes 2017: What Food Will the Diet Conscious Stars Enjoy?
Jan 08, 2017 - 23:56
It's the category that is sometimes easiest to predict when it comes to nominations, but the most hard when it comes to winners. It seems the stars can savor some lip-smacking dishes specially created by chef Alberico Nunziata at Beverly Hilton .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Texans vs Raiders Game Thread
Jan 08, 2017 - 23:47
The Raiders said Friday that Penn would be inactive after injuring his left knee in the regular-season finale against Denver. Unfortunately, the Raiders fell behind early due to a turnover and the Texans starting drives with good field position.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rooney equals club record as Man Utd flogs Reading
Jan 08, 2017 - 21:04
He is an unbelievable guy in the group and we all want him to do it. "It's not a surprise that he scores many goals". The Manchester United forward netted his 249th goal of his Old Trafford career against Reading today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Defending champions Cleveland acquire sharp-shooter Korver
Jan 07, 2017 - 21:47
If Smith can return, the Cavs now have wing depth beyond anything they had the last two seasons and the versatility is astounding. It's a show of respect of the players' contributions, but also a nod to agents who know well how teams treat its veteran players.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Conte hits back at Mourinho's Chelsea schedule complaints
Jan 06, 2017 - 13:19
However, Tottenham ended Chelsea's winning run thanks to two goals from Dele Alli either side of half-time in the London derby. It's another year together, one year more with the manager as well, I think it's very important.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Congress to Repeal Obamacare in 2017 After Trump Health Chief Confirmed
Jan 06, 2017 - 13:03
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday that the "anxiety is palpable" among Republicans on how to replace Obamacare. Online polls are hardly scientific.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Renshaw to be assessed ahead of day four
Jan 06, 2017 - 12:55
On Thursday, Younis became the second player after Rahul Dravid to score an away hundred against all nine Test playing nations. Australian summers are increasingly becoming a worry for the cricketing fraternity.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top James Rodriguez hopes new year brings improved prospects at Real Madrid
Jan 05, 2017 - 13:47
A report claims that Manchester United want to sign Real Madrid centre-back Pepe on a free transfer at the end of the season. James Rodriguez has ended the constant speculation surrounding his future by insisting he intends to STAY at Real Madrid.

USA double military advisers in Iraq
Jan 05, 2017 - 13:37
The attacks from different directions are "presenting the enemy with more problems than they can solve", Dorrian said. Iraqi troops liberated about 70 percent of eastern Mosul by militants of the terrorist group "Islamic State " (LIH).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sony previews an OLED TV with an eye-popping picture
Jan 05, 2017 - 13:26
The 65-inch screen weighs 17 pounds and comes out in the spring; the 77-inch version goes on sale in the second half of 2017. It has numerous features found in the XE93/94, but loses out on Dolby Vision support and the Slim Backlight Drive+ system.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senate Republicans take first step toward repealing Obamacare
Jan 04, 2017 - 06:57
The government's role would be to handle health coverage for high-risk patients, he said. McConnell insists that "The Obamacare repeal resolution will be the first item up".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Bachelor returns to ABC with Nick Viall
Jan 04, 2017 - 06:56
Another season of " The Bachelor " kicked off tonight with ABC touting Nick Viall as "the most controversial Bachelor in history". What's ahead for the season? Forty women have been selected to compete for his affections, but only one will win.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pats knock off Dolphins, secure home-field advantage in playoffs
Jan 03, 2017 - 10:47
The Patriots quarterback passed Dan Marino for fourth on the all-time passing yards list and broke Nick Foles' TD-INT ratio mark. While the Patriots are playoff perennials, the Dolphins (10-6) are in the postseason for the first time in eight years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Report card: 49ers fight but fall in Kelly's last stand
Jan 03, 2017 - 10:44
In total, they will play six teams who made the postseason. "So, here we go", Carroll said. "Chip's a great guy". That 41-yard gain set up Wilson's scramble and jump ball to Jimmy Graham at the 1.