Donald Trump calls Obamacare a 'disaster'

Health secretary Tom Price was using phone calls to lobby Republican governors, some of whom - with home-state GOP members of Congress - oppose the bill's phase out of Obama's expansion of Medicaid to 11 million additional lower-income Americans.

Nationally, more than 8 in 10 enrollees were eligible for income-based tax credits to help pay their premiums, and almost 6 in 10 were eligible for additional assistance with out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and copayments, the report said. Others in the GOP, however, said the report was another sign that the bill wouldn't work as an ACA replacement.

We're sure that opponents - Democrats and conservative Republicans among them - will marshal these CBO numbers as reasons to scuttle this bill or, conversely, to have it destroy all things Obamacare.

The House GOP measure would greatly curtail the financial incentives for individuals to buy insurance on state exchanges while all but eliminating the penalties for not doing so.

Dear Editor: Medicaid is a federal program that covers our most vulnerable citizens: the elderly, people with disabilities and children who live in poverty.

The GOP was gearing up for an unfavorable score from the CBO by casting skepticism on the agency's abilities and nonpartisanship, but the report Monday was more negative than many expected.

By 2026, the agency estimates that premiums for a 21-year-old would be 20% to 25% lower and a 40-year-old would see a decrease of 8% to 10%. This is particularly important for older Americans since they typically pay higher premiums. This would be a fundamental restructuring of the Medicaid program, affecting over 70 million people.

Rep. David Brat, R-Va., for example, claimed that "the CBO has scored everything wrong, forever".

28 million people would be uninsured under Obamacare in 2026.




As we noted in our January fact-check, the 29.8 million figure was a pretty big assumption. These cuts would actually be a cut of 30 -35 percent when combined with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Gov.

Conservatives seemed unlikely to achieve their demands that the GOP bill's phase-out of Obama's Medicaid expansion - now 2020 - be accelerated to next year and that the credit be denied people with little or no tax liability. The CBO didn't calculate the bill's impact on mortality.

Health care coverage and affordability are critical priorities.

Baldwin's tweet is misleading.

Conservatives say the bill is an inadequately weak repeal of "Obamacare". The cap applies to how much corporations can deduct - not the individual executive's tax liability, as PolitiFact Wisconsin noted. That's largely because insurers would be able to charge older enrollees more compared to what Obamacare allows.

The law was decried by Republicans who quickly dubbed it "Obamacare".

Before the vote, panel Chairwoman Diane Black, R-Tenn., appealed to fellow Republicans to back the legislation, calling it "the conservative health care vision we've been talking about for years".

In general, other types of businesses face a $1 million deduction limit for executive compensation.

The four governors said they support "fundamental reform" of Medicaid, outlining an alternative approach that would give states the option to embrace their own reform or stick with the current formula with less federal money. "People are truly covered well, and I think it's going to be something that's going to be a model to be looked upon", said the President.

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