Obama tears new proposed health care bill apart on his Facebook account

Saturday, 24 Jun, 2017

He stated the new health care bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, is a "massive transfer of wealth" to the country's richest individuals. "I would prefer to address health care reform in a bipartisan manner, but Democrats are unwilling to work with President Trump and congressional Republicans to fix the mess they created". Like all entitlements, the program's costs ballooned as health care became more expensive.

Senate Republicans released their healthcare bill that will affect coverage for millions of Americans Thursday.

Those senators - Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - issued a joint statement about their position.

But Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president at the consulting firm Avalere Health, says the bill bases its tax credits on lower-quality insurance."If you're paying a similar percentage of income, you're getting a less generous product under this new plan", she says.

In addition to reducing the number of uninsured, "there has also been a huge drop in the number of people showing up at hospitals without insurance, which is a positive trend that has saved millions of dollars in Michigan's health-care system, "Snyder has said in a statement".

Trump urged the House of Representatives to pass a similar bill in May, only to criticise it in private as "mean" once it passed.

Kentucky's Rand Paul, one of the four, said, "We can not support the current bill".

Throughout the post, Obama said many would be harmed if the bill made it through the Senate. That likely would end the program in MI, one of eight states that expanded Medicaid with the caveat that the expansion would end if federal funding declined. They said the measure falls short, missing "the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". The reason is simply that too many otherwise healthy people will simply wait until they get sick to sign up.

Photo/Jacquelyn MartinSeveral dozen disabled people were forcibly removed and arrested by police during a protest over the a Senate health care bill outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Thursday. The additional funds would continue through 2020, and be gradually reduced until they are entirely eliminated in 2024.

But these narrower plans could also cost more for some people, especially older Americans. The budget office analysis of the Senate measure is expected early next week. Currently, funding is based on recipients' health care needs, so states with sicker populations, like ME, would be especially hard hit.

Tax boosts Obama levied on upper income people and medical industry companies would be repealed, and another on costly employer-provided health insurance would be delayed. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes.

The bill would bar using tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions.

The House waiver allowing higher premiums for some people with pre-existing serious illnesses was added shortly before that chamber approved its bill last month and helped attract conservative support.

It would largely retain the subsidies Obama provided to help millions buy insurance, which are pegged mostly to people's incomes and the premiums they pay.

But it preserves a key element of Obamacare, which allows parents to cover children under their plan until age 26.