Paul Ryan says Republicans are on health care 'rescue mission'
- Author: Bernice Underwood May 09, 2017,
May 09, 2017, 7:57
"Everybody into the lifeboats, boys".
In this May 4, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump talks to House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis.in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill.
These are intentionally short thoughts, easy for these guys to process.
By a mere four votes and with 21 GOP reps voting no or not voting, House Republicans managed to push through legislation that repeals the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and replaces it with the American Healthcare Act (AHCA).
"For the House leadership to proceed to a vote without an estimate, they are essentially arguing that the bill is so much like the previous one they don't need an estimate, and yet, it is so much different that many more people should vote for it", Elmendorf also told Politico. They had delivered on their end of the promise to repeal and replace, which to them became the modern equivalent of "Give me liberty or give me death". "I'm open to either one".
Any sizable change in our complex health care system leaves some people and businesses better or worse off. She said the House bill was hard to assess overall because it passed without an updated analysis by the Congressional Budget Office on how the measure would affect health care costs and coverage.
Ryan defended a provision in the bill that barred insurers for charging more for preexisting conditions as long as individuals did not have a lapse in their health insurance coverage, arguing that "you can't say for healthcare in America one size fits all".
"Republican Senators will not let the American people down!" States have established waiting lists to get into their risk pools or restricted admission to the pools, since they ultimately have to balance their budget and they have no way to predict how high costs will climb. It would have eliminated the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate to buy insurance and its market regulations, such as the rules that required plans to cover certain essential medical services and barred insurers from charging more to patients with pre-existing conditions.
"Under this bill, no matter what, you can not be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition", Ryan said.
But that is not what seemed to matter to the people at what actually looked like a country club convention. They are all very mature. Any kind of points.
Like what you see? So you have people - I put myself in that category, a lot of physicians do as well - we think everyone should have access to health care.
"I read the bill and there are three big concerns". "So by directly helping support people who have preexisting conditions with their catastrophic cost, all other insurance products don't have to price that into their insurance, and you dramatically stabilize and lower the price of insurance".
Debates about health care are complicated, and it's easy to get overwhelmed when complicated things like premiums, block grants, state waivers, Medicaid and Medicare are the main topics.