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Health bill hurts older Americans

20 March 2017

Democrats believe that the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare can hurt the elderly Americans, as well as poor and working families.

Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME anxious the bill would harm older Americans, and shift Medicaid costs to states-something critics say a block-grant approach would only make worse.

The Trump administration and House Republican leaders are making two significant changes to the ObamaCare replacement bill ahead of an expected vote on Thursday.

"We think we should be offering even more assistance than the bill now does", for lower-income people age 50 to 64, Ryan told Fox News Sunday of the tax credits for health insurance that are proposed in the legislation.

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He has vowed to do better, promising "insurance for everybody".

A report by the Congressional Budget Office found the new plan would leave 24 million people without coverage over the next decade. Many Americans would lose their coverage, while others would not sign up.

Defederalizing Medicaid and giving states the power to tailor benefits to the needs of their most vulnerable-strengthening this critical lifeline for millions of Americans. Older and lower-income folks would be hit particularly hard.

The Hospital Association says IL would have to cover the gap at a cost of $3.5 billion a year.

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The state's annual health care spending now exceeds $50 billion, and Cuomo's next budget totals more than $152 billion. You would think that in the ensuing seven years they actually may have come up with a plan that could do just that.

Premiums under Obamacare, meanwhile, soared an average of 22% this year for the benchmark silver plan. Under the ACA, premiums for people 64 and older can't be more than three times the price someone in their 20s would pay. Healthy people will stop buying insurance - the remaining sicker ones would have to pay more for coverage. "There are the changes in tax credits, and there is also a change in the way insurers are allowed to charge premiums for older adults", she explained. They paid less than 10% of their income for insurance. It's up to Congress to make sure the president doesn't succeed in killing federal after-school funding - and up to all of us to make sure our members of Congress know how much we all value after-school programs. By 2026, for instance, a 64-year-old earning $26,500 a year would see the cost of coverage increase by $12,900.

Under the GOP plan, those subsidies would be replaced by tax credits.

The major differences between the ACA and the proposed AHCA lie in the handling of Medicaid as well as tax return credits. The bill would impose an "age tax" on older Americans.

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Health bill hurts older Americans