Despite the fact that the president has been repeatedly unsuccessful repealing the ACA, he won’t give up. Senate Republicans kicked the latest health care vote to the curb, giving up on their most recent effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That said, President Donald Trump is determined to keep trying to get rid of Obamacare in its current form. Opposition within the Republican party itself led to the termination of the Graham-Cassidy bill. Senate Republicans gave up on the health care vote meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act.…Read More
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GOP health care repeal fails again, frustrating Republicans
Party members have been expressing their disappointment, embarrassment and irritation with their leaders. Following the latest health care repeal failure, Republicans are expressing their frustration, embarrassment and even fear to their party leaders. Many have now stated that they feel the promise their party has been making for years – to remove significant portions of the Affordable Care Act – is as close to death as it has ever been. President trump has blamed the Democrats and “a few Republicans” for defeating this central component of his agenda. The Affordable…Read More
GOP healthcare bill could be deadly for thousands of Americans, study
A new report suggests that lawmakers are debating a bill that could take away insurance needed to save lives. If the GOP healthcare bill goes ahead in its current form, the number of premature deaths among Americans will increase by 29,000 per year, says a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine medical journal. This report is based on calculations conducted on the Republican health care legislation if it goes forward as-is. Congressional lawmakers are debating two different plans for an Affordable Care Act repeal. That said, the Annals of…Read More
What could the GOP health care repeal do to California consumers?
If the U.S. Senate chooses not to block the bill or to significantly revise it, many Californians stand to lose coverage. Should the GOP health care repeal of the Affordable Care Act make its way through the U.S. Senate in its current state, many Californian consumers risk losing their insurance. There are an estimated 5 million California residents whose coverage was purchased through Obamacare. The House of Representatives passed the legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act last Thursday. Both California and officials from the health industry as a whole…Read More
Did Jimmy Kimmel just stop the latest Obamacare repeal?
The popular nighttime talk show host gave a heartfelt plea to save affordable health insurance. Jimmy Kimmel’s recent monologue to maintain affordable health care may have played a surprising role in the GOP Obamacare repeal efforts. The talk show host’s emotional speech caused him to choke up as he discussed his own newborn son’s congenital heart defect. His baby needed surgery shortly after he was born. “No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life,” he said. “It just shouldn’t happen. Not here,”…Read More
GOP health care vote abruptly cancelled as Trump didn’t have the support
“We just pulled it,” said President Trump in a phone interview with the Washington Post. House Republican leaders suddenly cancelled the GOP health care vote and withdrew their rewrite of the law. A vote had been scheduled for 3:30 pm (ET) following dramatic attempts to gain support to pass the bill. On Thursday, it was already clear that there was inadequate support, but President Trump still scheduled a do-or-die vote for Friday. On Friday, the situation only worsened for the bill’s supporters as more Republicans leaned toward a “no” vote.…Read More
Trumpcare could cost millions of Americans their health insurance plans
New Republican proposals would greatly reduce the aid many Americans currently receive through the Affordable Care Act. Millions of people receiving private health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act could lose them with so-called Trumpcare. The House Republicans proposed replacement legislation that could be problematic for many people covered through the ACA. This struggle could be particularly challenging for Americans in their 50s and 60s. People in their 50s and 60s do not yet qualify for Medicare. That said, under the proposed Trumpcare legislation, Americans within those age groups…Read More