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Upstate counties pay about $2 billion to NY - half of the costs of Medicaid. That number swells to an estimated 24 million in 10 years.

And it's not just customers of the exchanges that are impacted.

What's worse, the group primarily responsible for putting Trump in office-those over 50-would be paying more for health insurance, according to projections from the nonpartisan CBO. The legislation would eliminate the subsidies that reduce deductibles and co-pays for moderate-income policyholders on the individual market, and replace them with inadequate tax credits.

But - starting in 2020, the increase in average premiums would be more than offset by other factors, including a "younger mix of enrollees".

State government and biotechnology industry spokesmen, meanwhile, spoke out against a $6 billion proposed reduction in the budget for the National Institutes of Health contained in the Trump budget, which they said would have "devastating" effects on the state's medical technology industry.

It is clear that President Donald Trump and the Republican Leadership are trying to quickly pass this bill before anyone realizes the damage that will be done.

It is not ideal.

¯ 2 million would be deterred from buying insurance annually after 2018. Democrats are objecting to any changes in Obamacare.

Medi-Cal covers a third of the state and almost half of Central Valley and is a fundamental financing pillar in the state's whole health system.

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We've won a lot of these. "We've got to have a quick turnaround with this one playing another really good team (Saturday)". The second half was, once again, a different story, as the good guys were able to tighten up (at least a bit) defensively.

"This is a major problem, especially considering the fact that health insurers are devising the plans they will offer for the next business year and beyond", Yoho added.

The proposed legislation provides a basis for forging a solution, and the hard-liners in both parties should recognize the urgency of getting something done before the current system collapses.

"The GOP health plan shifts costs to states and forces our state lawmakers to choose which health care services vulneable kids will-and will not-receive", said Jessie Mandle, Senior Health Policy Analyst with Voices for Utah Children.

The difference in approaches could translate into average reductions in government financial aid for low-income and older Floridians ranging from about $850 a year to almost $6,000 annually for a standard ACA plan, according to AARP.

"I think that we need to move to the free market in order to get these costs down for our citizens", he said.

Republicans have had seven years to develop an alternative to the ACA, yet they are now rushing a bill through Congress that will have devastating consequences for millions of Americans. Working-class counties that responded to his campaign would get hammered under the Republican plan.

All Obamacare really did was benefit the insurance companies.

The ACA uses a sliding scale based on income and the price of a standard plan to ensure that eligible Americans never pay more than 9.5 percent of their annual income on health insurance premiums.

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