Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Will Congress meet Trump's promises on Obamacare?

Republicans in the U.S. Congress struggled on Thursday with their efforts to dismantle the Obamacare healthcare law, with conservatives urging haste while some lawmakers said the task was turning out to be more of a fix job than a repeal. NRO is running that article today.

And as the party struggles to translate its long-time political mantra into legislation that can pass Congress, some Republicans are using gentler language.

The CVPH leader also has serious concerns about the idea of transforming Medicaid from an entitlement program into a block-grant program, which the Trump administration has said is part of its health-care reform plan. Here I think the right path is to find an eligibility level in between the ones these two sets of states have established, and gradually move to that new compromise level.

At a news conference, Ryan insisted that for all the talk about repairing President Barack Obama's legacy health care law, the GOP still fully intends to "repeal and replace" Obamacare.

Republicans triumphantly shoved a budget through Congress three weeks ago that gave committees until January 27 to write bills dismantling the law and substituting a Republican plan. They're concerned it would nullify the separate Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

As young college student's health insurance may seem like an issue we will never have to worry about.

"Whether we talk about fix, replace, reform, we need stability and predictability for a longer period of time", she said, noting insurers are looking two to three years down the road.

The enrollment increase on the exchange does not indicate how many more New Yorkers are covered by insurance through the Affordable Care Act, however.

"I think it is more accurate to say fix Obamacare because, for example, in the reconciliation procedure that we have in the Senate, we can't repeal all of Obamacare", said Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., according to The Hill.

Wieske said that Obamacare's centralized approach to health care has not made the markets better or improved consumer experience.

But despite President Donald Trump's vow to repeal and replace the ACA, enrollment has hit record numbers: As of December 24, more than 11.5 million people signed up for marketplace plans-that's up by 286,000 over the same time previous year, according to info from the Department of Health and Human Services. No longer can people be denied coverage because of pre-existing medical conditions. In some cases the available premium costs won't work financially for those seeking coverage.

Her message to those who are unsure of what to do? Another would replace the law's unpopular individual mandate with a requirement that people maintain "continuous" coverage if they want to avoid more expensive policies.

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