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Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

Melinda Barton | 25 June, 2017, 04:14

The Senate unveiled its legislation to dismantle the health reform law on Thursday.

But the measure landed in rough seas ahead of a vote that Sen.

At the same time, public support for House Republicans' health bill declined. Both would radically overhaul Medicaid, effectively ending Medicaid expansion and greatly reducing federal support for the overall program. However, the credits would require people to purchase a less comprehensive plan, and would not be available to as many low-income people, according to published reports.

Brewer said cutting Medicaid eventually will cause private insurance premiums to rise because people losing coverage will seek treatment in hospital emergency rooms.

The proposal would roll back subsidies that helped poorer Americans pay for insurance.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a Republican-turned-independent, said in a statement Thursday that he is still reviewing the Senate plan, but had some worries about how it might affect his vast and sparsely populated state, where health care costs are high.

"I see some positive features of this bill that are improvements over the House, and I see some negative features based on my first analysis", she said. An estimated 17 million to 20 million people have individual policies. Tell us about it at healthcarestories@cnn.com and you could be featured in an upcoming story. That stipulation could change the plans that are available to women, as well as the coverage that their current plans may offer. I think people would have liked to have more enforcement of competition, more affordability for people in the middle class.

The wealthy would pay less in taxes.

But if the process that played out in the House last month is any guide, expect the deal-making to only go so far before Republicans quickly unify - preferring to hold hands and jump off the political cliff together rather than risk losing their best opportunity to fulfill the Republican promise to stop Obamacare.

Back in May, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Both versions would repeal the 3.8% net investment income tax on high earners, a key target for Republicans. These levies would disappear in 2023 and 2017, respectively.

President Trump has said that the Senate's proposed health-care bill will certainly be tweaked.

So-called stabilisation funds would meanwhile bridge the gap for people to ease the insurance cost burden.

Trump's original tweet on the "tapes" from May has had lasting consequences for the president. The uncertainty surrounding the payments is prompting some carriers to hike rates for 2018 or drop out of the exchanges. Cassidy said such a plan would be funded at $50-billion over five years. And while he did that job, he talked to Americans about their health care just about every day. But the benchmark for subsidies would be a bare-bones "bronze" plan.

As Lauren Duca explained very well in December, to "gas light" is to "psychologically manipulate a person to the point where they question their own sanity". "Their premiums would rise by 30% and that surcharge would last for a year".

Heller faces perhaps the toughest reelection race next year of all the GOP senators who will be on the ballot, so it's not entirely surprising he came out against the bill, given how deeply unpopular the House version of the repeal legislation has shown to be.

"In this form, I will not support it", Heller said.

Lower-income Americans could be left uninsured. "The Senate Bill may be even meaner".

Termed the "Better Care Reconciliation Act", the Senate's answer to the House's efforts to repeal and replace the ACA was finally released Thursday morning after weeks of secret negotiations.

The state budget likely won't make up for that gap, Johnson said, leaving 628,000 Coloradans without coverage.

"Make no mistake, the ACA does need fixing".

While the Senate bill would open up the subsidies to enrollees below the poverty level who don't qualify for Medicaid, it's questionable whether the poor could afford coverage even with federal assistance. Ends cost-sharing subsidies in 2020, while failing to clear up uncertainty about whether they can be paid now. With a limited waiver for smaller practices, seniors could get at least a few more options for care. Uses a less generous inflation adjustment than House bill.

"If there's a chance you might get sick, get old or start a family, this bill will do you harm", he wrote.

Those with pre-existing conditions or opioid addictions may receive fewer covered services.

With major health insurers continuing to withdraw, the Obamacare exchanges for providing individual health insurance are in danger of unraveling.