Paul Ryan "can't answer" how many people will lose insurance under Trumpcare

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Obamacare has paved the way for an even more ferocious attack on health care for the working class by Trump and the Republicans.

He also said he thought that Sen.

"Many people who have health care are going to lose it", said J. Mario Molina, president and chief executive of Molina Healthcare, an insurer that covers about 3.5 million Medicaid recipients in 12 states and Puerto Rico.

If Congress can't pass the current flawed Republican plan, Trump told leading conservative groups last week, he has a Plan B. It is to keep badmouthing the Affordable Care Act as a "disaster" and then blame Democrats when ObamaCare collapses.

Confused? Here's a rundown of how this bill would change some women-specific areas of health care, what it wouldn't change, and what we don't know so far. Its refundable tax credit will be available to all low- to moderate-income individuals and will tend to equalize the tax treatment of employer and individual insurance.

"Those are quite clear effects", he said.

The Republicans have built themselves a box that will be tough to get out of. It says that the tax credits at the center of the plan can not be spent at all on any health care plan that covers abortion (aside from the Hyde Amendment's exceptions). For one, the new provision would allow insurance companies to collect the fees, while Obamacare's penalty went to the government. The Brookings Institution on Thursday predicted that the CBO's analysis will likely find that at least 15 million people stand to lose coverage under the AHCA by the end of the 10-year scoring window.

Ryan brushed off the bevvy of criticism being thrown at the draft legislation, with the AARP, the American Hospital Association, and a number of Republican lawmakers speaking out against it this week.

Parsing the winners and losers under the Republican plan gets complicated but hinges primarily on how tax credits are allocated. Some 74 million people are now covered by Medicaid. An estimated 85 percent of the 10 million to 12 million people buying individual insurance on the exchanges got a federal subsidy. This amendment was also defeated by a 31 to 23 vote.

But the prospect of a Medicaid block grant alarms leaders of the General Assembly money committees who fear it would expose Virginia to hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of dollars in health care costs that the federal government would no longer share with the state.

Republican governors from states that have eschewed Medicaid expansion widely support replacement legislation. The bill is being opposed by the state's all-Democratic delegation, even though many of its members also favor repealing the device tax.

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"Who knows what that 60-year-old wants?"

Families could claim credits for up five people, up to $14,000 a year and up to an income of $290,000.

With a Republican president came their opportunity to actually repeal Obamacare and replace it with a free and functioning health care system where individuals are empowered to make their own, more affordable health care choices.

"Hopefully (under the new plan) old people will be able to buy insurance as well as young people, so you have a mix in the system", Cohen said. The Affordable Care Act cuts off financial assistance for upper-middle-class people.

"He will not have the votes", Paul said.

That change and others, though, would enable health insurers to design health plans that appeal to people who are young and healthy. A smaller group of Republicans, primarily in the Senate, are concerned that bill will result in many residents of their states losing coverage via Medicaid. "We're going to have insurance for everybody", he said in January.

An insurance policy with a $5,000 deductible is not enabling patients to see their doctors. He added, "They would have a card in their wallet that has no co-pay, no deductibles, and no premium".

Many conservative Republicans are dismayed that the plan, presumably seven years in the making, is underwhelming.

An official assessment of the Medicaid proposal will be part of widely anticipated estimates the Congressional Budget Office is due to release as early as Monday, forecasting the House GOP legislation's impact on federal spending and the number of Americans with health coverage.

Cleaning up the mess has fallen on the shoulders of President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress.

Politics and policy are clashing in the Virginia governor's race as Republican gubernatorial candidates embrace Medicaid block grants that some GOP budget leaders regard as a unsafe approach that could shift federal health care costs to state taxpayers.

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