OH senators Brown, Portman share concerns if ACA is repealed

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady R-Texas left listens to the committee's ranking member Rep. Richard Neal D-Mass. on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday

Fifty percent said they oppose providing tax credits based on age rather than income for people buying insurance on the open market, compared to 46 percent who favor age-based credits.

It will also phase out the federal insurance subsidies, replacing them with individual refundable tax credits to help users purchase healthcare. To allow states to help those with pre-existing conditions who would be sure to face higher premiums under this plan, the Republican proposal would set aside $100 billion over 10 years that states could use to subsidize those high-risk, high-cost patients.

The average compensation for top health insurance executives is in the millions.

The bill would also end the requirement for individuals to have insurance, as well as most Obamacare-levied taxes.

According to The Hill newspaper, the next day, two Republican House committee chairmen, Greg Walden, R-Oregon, and Kevin Brady, R-Texas, supported by House Speaker Paul Ryan, presented the House Republican leadership's draft plan for taking apart the Affordable Care Act, which they've been working on for months, to several Republican U.S. senators. "How much is it going to cost taxpayers?" "We dismantle Obamacare's damaging taxes and mandates so states can deliver quality, affordable options based on what their patient populations need, and workers and families can have the freedom and flexibility to make their own health care choices".

The plan is expected to cover fewer than the 20 million people insured under Obama's overhaul, including many people in states Trump carried in November's election.

As it is now written, however, the senators said the plan "does not meet the test of stability for individuals now enrolled in the program and we will not support" the replacement. (D-6th Dist.), the top Democrat on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), who holds the same position on Ways and Means, called the Republican plan a giant step backwards and said it contradicted promises made by President Donald Trumpm who vowed that no one would lose coverage under his repeal and replace plan.

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The American Health Care Act will eliminate the individual and employer mandate penalties.

Overall, 59% say the White House and Republicans in Congress should only repeal parts of the bill when they are able to replace them, up four points from 55% in January.

When the Republican health care cuts come, women are likely to have to deal with the consequences in their daily lives.

Republicans have promised to repeal the ACA since it passed in 2009, but a full repeal is not now the plan as many moderate Republicans and Democrats would starkly oppose it.

One issue the GOP claims citizens are having with ACA is the inability to buy insurance they want and afford.

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