How does this effort differ from previous repeal efforts?
Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of the sprawling Kaiser Permanente nonprofit health system-which combines health plans, hospitals, and an affiliated physician group into one consortium-doesn’t have anything nice to say about the Graham Cassidy health care bill to repeal Obamacare. One Republican senator suggested that McConnell may ultimately decide to bring the bill up for another failed vote, in part to show GOP donors and President Donald Trump that the Senate GOP tried again.
Mr. Johnson is one of the co-sponsors of the Graham-Cassidy plan now moving through the Senate.
Twenty-five states already bar exchange plans from covering abortion, said Laurie Sobel, the associate director for women’s health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation. It would keep most of the taxes that the ACA created.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week, and if passed, “millions of patients could lose health care coverage and basic protections for pre-existing conditions and lifetime expenditure caps”, according to a press release from the AGA. The analysis also estimated that premiums would increase by up to 20 percent by 2019. Lindsey Graham, Bill Cassidy, Dean Heller and Ron Johnson, would cut US spending on the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of health coverage by about $81.6 billion through 2026, says an analysis by Manatt Health. It eliminates the individual mandates, cuts subsidies for public health exchanges, and defunds Planned Parenthood, for example. But the CBO likely won’t get to fully score Graham-Cassidy for at least several weeks; instead, it will put out a “preliminary assessment” of the proposed law early next week. On Sept. 20, GOP Sen.
“I thought that when I won I would go to the Oval Office, sit down at my desk, and there would be a healthcare bill on my desk – to be honest”, Trump said.
“There’s a new Jimmy Kimmel test for you”, Kimmel said.