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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and that number would balloon to 24 million by 2026, Congress’ budget analysts projected Monday. Their report deals a stiff blow to a GOP drive already under fire from both parties and large segments of the medical industry.

The Congressional Budget Office report undercuts a central argument President Donald Trump and Republicans have cited for swiftly rolling back the 2010 health care overhaul: that the insurance markets created under that statute are “a disaster” and about to implode. The congressional experts said the market for individual policies “would probably be stable in most areas under either current law or the (GOP) legislation.”

The report also flies in the face of Trump’s talk of “insurance for everybody,” which he stated in January. He has since embraced a less expansive goal — to “increase access” — advanced by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans.

Health secretary Tom Price told reporters at the White House the report was “simply wrong” and he disagreed “strenuously,” saying it omitted the impact of additional GOP legislation and regulatory changes the Trump administration plans.

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

The analyst know $$ and they even got that wrong with 0bamacare. They also got the coverage #s wrong on 0bamacare. Tell be why we even listen to these idiots.

Anonymous said...

Trump, if you have not figured out already, has an "economy of truth"

Anonymous said...

BS. Since nobody knows what's in it, how can they make any statements,much less projections.

It's crazy to think the people that broke-it are going to fix it.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't someone trying to say this on your earlier post...Republican'ts need to get it together we deserve better

Anonymous said...

I think we need to differentiate between those that will lose their coverage involuntarily and those that will elect to be not covered with the elimination of the individual mandate!

Those that choose to leave the system should not be counted as 'caused' by the new law.

Just keeping the spin cycle honest here!

Anonymous said...

You see, the Republicans have the same problem the Democrats had when they passed Obamacare (the bill they hadn't even read, because the insurance lobbyists wrote it for them). All 535 members of congress take money from the insurance industry lobbyists. Neither Republicans, or Democrats, can write a health care reform bill, without the lobbyists input and influence on the legislation, without fear of losing the massive amount of funds that the lobbyists funnel into their re-election campaigns. That's how our government works folks, like it or not. This legislation will ONLY benefit the insurance industry and ITS interests, and not the overall interest of the American people. That's what hundreds of millions of dollars of donations to congressmen will buy, from the billions of dollars in revenue that the insurance make off of their policies.

Ain't capitalism grand?

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking very few actually want to NOT have health insurance. The main losses would be from people who can't afford the premiums and wouldn't be mandated to buy it. The few who don't want insurance are living in a dream world where they never get sick or in an accident or there may also be ones who can afford to buy any policy they want.

Anonymous said...

3:49 PM thank you for a proper and logical statement.

I lost my insurance in January due to its inaffordability. Not something I was looking forward to.

Anonymous said...

Many that CHOOSE not to buy insurance, don't care, if they aren't sick. And if they get injured, they know a hospital can not refuse care for an injury, and has to accept whatever you can pay, for as long as it takes. That's how it was before Obamacare. And the ones that WERE insured and went to the hospital, were the ones that paid for the uninsured through THEIR insurance payments to the hospital(kind of like the uninsured motorists part of your automobile insurance). The uncompensated charges of the uninsured by the hospital were passed on to the patients with insurance, by the hospital charging them more for their services. Somehow, that was much less expensive than what Obamacare gave us. Oh, to have the good old days back....

Anonymous said...

March 14, 2017 at 3:49 PM:

Everybody wants free insurance, even me, with employer subsidized insurance. That insurance comes with a hefty weekly deduction from my paycheck. Many who CHOOSE not to buy insurance, if they don't have to, are just choosing to spend their money on other things. Then they get sick and need medical care, and its Wa,Wa, crying because they can't afford to pay their medical bills. Sorry, I have little sympathy for those who CHOOSE not to buy health insurance. There are even people that work for the same company that I work for that choose not to participate in the company subsidized insurance, which, by the way, went up dramatically after Obamacare.

Anonymous said...

Millions can choose not be have health insurance by punishment of jail

Anonymous said...

Millions of people can afford to eat now

Anonymous said...

Yes because now I can buy a car and get my kid braces. I pay 9k a year for insurance with zero coverage because I haven't made my deductibles.. I paid additional 4K this year for 3 colds and 4 X-rays and one MRI. If I don't pay I will have my accounts seized. So yeah I'm happy I get a choice. Just maybe I can quit my second job. Btw President Trump is awesome.

Anonymous said...

5:36
There is a penalty for not having insurance. For 2016 it was $695 or 2.5% of household income per person. As long as you pay the penalty they are not going to seize your accounts.

Anonymous said...

30 million lost coverage when Obama care went into effect.

Anonymous said...

Just why should we care? I got my coverage, let them get theirs. Ain't my problem.

Anonymous said...

so you don't want my kids to have health care? Typical liberal

Anonymous said...

That must be a quote from obama.