Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House
Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House
It may be recess, but it's not a vacation for Congress
21 Abril, 2017, 20:11
But other Republicans have expressed skepticism related to progress on the health care front, pointing to the hurdle of an internal divide between moderate and conservative GOP House members that stalled the initial attempt to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's signature legislation.
The GOP has been working to resolve divisions between the conservative House Freedom Caucus and moderate Republicans over how much flexibility to give states on regulations involving pre-existing condition protections.
During a White House news conference, USA president Donald Trump said progress was being made on a "great plan" for overhauling the nation's health care system, but provided no details.
"We have a good chance of getting it soon", Trump said. "And fortunately for us, I think the appetite to really get this done continues to grow".
House Republicans are launching a new effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, by amending the failed American Health Care Act.
But the newspaper said it was not surprised Trump would try to use the subsidies as a negotiating tool in dealing with Obamacare.
Trump views the ObamaCare subsidies as leverage to force Democrats to the table on health care. I, for one, am not convinced that rewriting components the bill, or insisting that it must be passed before Trump's first 100 days, is going to change that.
The failure in March to pass an earlier replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, amid widespread criticism of the plan, marked a major setback for Trump's early presidency.
The Federal Invisible Risk Sharing Program, which establishes a $15 billion fund to pool together people with expensive health conditions, would be ineffective for several reasons. "It would tee up the budget process and tax reform and it's very needed".
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Members are also discussing providing extra money to help defer states and insurers' costs for caring for the sick through high-risk pools or other mechanisms.
Democrats are confident that Republicans, controlling both House and Senate, would bear the blame for any shutdown, even as Democrats wield power in the talks. Donovan, an opponent of the original Republican health care bill, said the proposed amendment "really doesn't address the concerns that I had". Reaching agreement on a measure to keep the government open past midnight that Friday will be the first priority of Republican leaders when Congress returns Monday from a two-week spring recess. States could request an exemption from the existing health law's "community rating" rule meant to ensure that people with preexisting conditions could not be charged prohibitive premiums - but only if those states establish a high-risk insurance pool where such consumers could purchase government-subsidized insurance.
The plan "would make coverage unaffordable for many older consumers and would segregate high cost consumers in coverage that would likely be inadequate", says Timothy Jost, an emeritus professor at Washington and Lee Law School who writes a health policy blog for Health Affairs.
"This isn't Mr. Trump's promised 'insurance for everybody.' It sounds more like a two-bit Hollywood villain promising carnage if he doesn't get his way".
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