Republican Governors Came Out Against the GOP Health Care Bill

Henrietta Brewer
March 19, 2017

Driven by a drop-off in enrollment after President Trump took office, total sign-ups for Obamacare health plans dropped this year for the first time, a new report released by the Trump administration Wednesday indicates.

"I'm not right now supporting the bill", he said, "but I'm not opposing it, either".

"We're going to have to figure it out", said Lynne, who was an executive at health giant Kaiser Permanente before entering state government.

Under the GOP's proposed new healthcare law, new bundle of joy might just break the bank, according to an article from Kaiser Health News (KHN).

Republicans are moving forward with their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, making several concessions to conservatives that appear to have put the American Health Care Act on track for passage late next week.

Mr. Trump should explain why Trumpcare includes an "age tax" allowing insurance companies to charge older Americans thousands of dollars more every year for health insurance while giving health insurance companies tax deductions on salaries of $1 million.

The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association has a number of concerns with the American Health Care Act.

The CBO projected 52 million people would be uninsured by 2026 if the bill became law, compared with 28 million who would not have coverage that year if the law remained unchanged.

A 27-year-old in Los Angeles, also with an annual income of $40,000, now gets $180 in tax credits for health insurance. The legislation expanded coverage to an estimated 20 million Americans, dropping the uninsured rate to a record low. But, conservatives don't like it. Democrats don't like it. Interest groups like the AARP are already piling on, and let's add to the list: Republican governors like Ohio Governor John Kasich and Michigan's own Rick Snyder.

EXPLAINER:What does the Republican bill do? The CBO predicts that more employees would choose to forego coverage and boost their paychecks, which would make it harder for employers to keep offering plans.

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), a Freedom Caucus member, told reporters that he understood most members of the group to still be opposed to the legislation, in part because they want to see more parts of the ACA repealed. There are earlier reports that the GOP has not won enough people to get to that number, which is in spite of Republicans holding 246 seats in the House of Representatives and 52 in the Senate.

Illinois' health care exchange has not been the success Obamacare proponents were hoping for.

President Donald Trump backs the GOP plan.

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