publication date: Mar. 10, 2017

House Republicans publish legislation for replacing Obamacare with Trumpcare

by Paul Goldberg

The House Republicans on March 6 published the Obamacare repeal bill, touching off predictable tidal waves of recriminations, with Democrats stating that the bill would “rip healthcare away from millions of Americans, ration care for working families and seniors, and put insurance companies back in charge of healthcare decisions”

Meanwhile, critics from the Right warn that the proposal doesn’t go far enough in chopping down the government’s role in healthcare.

The Republican version of the bill is posted on the website of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

A critique by the committee Democrats appears on their website.

As battles over ACA continue, the architects of what may be called “Trumpcare” are certain to run into opposition from Senate Republicans from states that chose to expand Medicaid and who foresee running into political turbulence should medical coverage provided under the Affordable Care Act be watered down.

Oncology and health care groups say the legislation would likely to leave vulnerable populations without insurance coverage:


American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network:

“The bills released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee retain key patient protections prohibiting insurers from charging more based on health status and prohibiting pre-existing condition exclusions,” said ACS CAN President Chris Hansen. “However, these protections are hollow if patients and survivors can’t afford insurance that covers the health care services they need to treat their cancer diagnosis.

“ACS CAN has long advocated that any changes to the health care law should provide equal or better … Continue reading House Republicans publish legislation for replacing Obamacare with Trumpcare

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