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Garrett and Freedom Caucus release plan to replace Obamacare

Roland Mccarthy | 17 February, 2017, 09:42

But Monday night the Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus voted among themselves to band together and support only an Obamacare repeal that is at least as aggressive as a bill the House and Senate passed in 2015, putting GOP leaders in a bind with their conference and perhaps even threatening the possibility of passing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act at all. Pat Tibieri (R-OH), who is the Health subcommittee chair under Ways and Means and whose state expanded Medicaid. Asked yet again whether block grants were "on the table" as a way to improve the program, Verma finally responded: "Anything should be on the table that can improve health outcomes for this very vulnerable population".

In fact, as I pointed out to him, numerous ideas in my plan came from bills he has offered in the past as a member of Congress.

And because of many Republicans' opposition to abortion, the retrofitted medical system would block Planned Parenthood from receiving federal payments, which comprise almost half its annual $1.1 billion budget.

Republicans face the challenge of trying to provide options for the almost 20 million people who gained insurance under the Affordable Care Act, as many in their party are reluctant to create an entitlement program or spend federal dollars.

Specifically, Americans purchasing coverage on the individual market would receive an advanceable, refundable tax credit based on age. And there's a showdown in the making between conservatives in both chambers of Congress who want to burn Obamacare to the ground, never mind the consequences, and Senate Republicans who think maybe it's not a great idea to smash the health care system with the largest available hammer until they have a notion of what they might build out of the wreckage. "As a result, a system that allows for the delivery of financial help in "advance" of tax filing is critical".

The proposal, still under development, would limit the amount USA employers can exclude from workers' taxes for the health insurance benefits they provide.

"My concern is [a repeal-replace bill] will give some lackadaisical senator a reason to vote against it", said Freedom Caucus member Trent Franks (R-Ariz.).

Rep. John Larson, D-1 District, plans to hold a forum in Berlin on Saturday. Without many choices, that would drive up costs for consumers and likely have devastating political consequences Republicans.

The plan also calls for a "per-capita cap" for Medicaid, which means the traditional, open-ended federal commitment would be converted into a capped payment to states.

Republicans huddled in the basement of the Capitol for a closed-door meeting Thursday to hear presentations from the two committee leaders leading the effort - Oregon Rep. Greg Walden and Texas Rep. Kevin Brady - who outlined plans to set up tax credits and restructuring how states will administer Medicaid programs that provide coverage for millions. After that period, the brief says, the federal government would no longer reimburse those states at the higher ACA level but at the same level of costs for standard Medicaid beneficiaries. For Connecticut, that's 50-50. The ACA instituted hundreds of millions of dollars of health-care related taxes to pay for the subsidies Obamacare provides to help people purchase health insurance as well as the Medicaid expansion.

The Republicans' plan also calls for a major restructuring of the Medicaid health care program for the poor.

Under the plan, insurers would be able to go back to offering a wide range of policies with no federal requirements for minimum coverage. In total, there are some 75 million adults and children in the US who are now insured through Medicaid and its related Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

However, it was not immediately clear if people with pre-existing conditions would be charged more under the proposal.

Having perhaps realized that many of his own supporters rely heavily on the ACA, Trump has postponed repealing it and instead has made changes that "insurers have long pushed for", according to The Hill. Ryan told reporters that Republicans would introduce legislation voiding and replacing Obama's statute after Congress returns in late February, but offered no specifics. "The patient gets to decide what they want to do", Ryan said. The moment it passes, the already shaky Obamacare market will collapse.

As Republicans continue to debate over repealing and potentially replacing the Affordable Care Act, Sen.


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