Health and Wellness : Hospitals warn that repealing ObamaCare could spark 'unprecedented public health crisis'

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    Aetna CEO Bertolini says Obamacare's 'biggest problem' is that it's not fully funded by government


    Aetna (AET)'s CEO Mark Bertolini doesn't want to charge some people more for Obamacare — but he does want the government to step up and fund the program "appropriately" ...

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/aetna-ceo-bertolini-says-obamacare-204414622.html

    Aetna CEO Bertolini says Obamacare's 'biggest problem' is that it's not fully funded by government

    Aetna has pulled out of all but four state Obamacare marketplaces and could withdraw from some of those in the coming weeks.
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    David Orrell | CNBC. Aetna has pulled out of all but four state Obamacare marketplaces, and could withdraw for some of those in coming weeks





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    House passes Obamacare repeal bill (217 - 213), now faces long odds in the Senate

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans defied the odds and narrowly passed a controversial bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday afternoon, with House Speaker Paul Ryan urging his members to seize the moment and deliver on their long-held campaign promise even before members received an estimate of the bill’s effects from the Congressional Budget Office ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/house-obamacare-repeal-bill-faces-long-odds-senate-182248240.html

    House Obamacare repeal bill faces tough road in the Senate

    House Republicans defied the odds and narrowly passed a controversial bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday afternoon, with House Speaker Paul Ryan urging his members to seize the moment and deliver on their long-held campaign promise...
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    House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves a meeting at the Capitol before the vote to repeal Obamacare. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, flanked by, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


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    DETAILS OUTLINED ...
    Who gets hurt and who gets helped if Obamacare is repealed
    House Republicans have finally fulfilled their years-long pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.

    The legislation, titled the American Health Care Act, now moves to the Senate, where it will likely change a lot when or if it lands on President Trump's desk. But it's already possible to identify who will get helped and who will get hurt by the bill.
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    I've already checked to see where my state D-senators stood on the trump health plan--broad as day on both websites, they claim they will not support it. And by putting that out there, might save their tushes. :spank:
     
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    The new Trumpcare bill is a self-made trap

    ... At his behest, his Republican frenemies in the House of Representatives have passed a hastily crafted bill to repeal portions of Obamacare and replace them with new measures that would change the way many people get healthcare, without making any notable improvements. Trump claims this is a major legislative victory, showing he can get big things done, but it’s more likely to end up as a liability for Trump and the GOP—perhaps a big one that could cost them Congressional seats in the 2018 midterm elections ...

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    The new Trumpcare bill is a self-made trap

    The House of Representatives passed a hastily crafted bill to repeal portions of Obamacare and replace them with new measures. It will likely end up being a liability for Trump.
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    Republicans’ health bill takes $600 billion out of health care to cut taxes for the rich
    Everything else is a sideshow

    ... But there’s one provision that is far more important than all the rest: It cuts taxes by $600 billion and nonetheless reduces the deficit.

    There are a lot of reasons you might want to cut taxes. But cutting taxes doesn’t provide more people with health insurance ...

    https://www.vox.com/2017/5/4/15544774/ahca-tax-cut?yptr=yahoo



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    Republican House members are hearing from constituents upset over the GOP health care bill

    Representatives are fielding questions from voters at town halls in their home districts.

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    Republican House members are hearing from constituents upset over the GOP health care bill

    Representatives are fielding questions from voters at town halls in their home districts.
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    'Most of benefits go to millionaires': George Stephanopoulos grills Paul Ryan over Republican healthcare bill

    ... "Even if you used all $138 billion that you all put in for high-risk pools, that would still cover only a fraction of those with preexisting conditions," Stephanopoulos said ...

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    'Most of the benefits go to millionaires': George Stephanopoulos grills Paul Ryan over Republican healthcare bill

    George Stephanopoulos grilled House Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday over the American Health Care Act, which narrowly passed the House on Thursday.
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    GOP Governor Laughs At GOP Plan For People With Pre-Existing Conditions
    John Kasich wouldn’t pretend that the proposed funding for “high-risk pools” is adequate


    Republicans are having a hard time defending the way their health care plan would weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions. They got no help on Sunday from one of their own, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ...

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    GOP Governor Laughs At GOP Plan For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

    John Kasich wouldn't pretend that the proposed funding for "high-risk pools" is adequate.
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    What Is A Pre-Existing Condition Anyway?
    The AHCA destroys national guarantee, leaving us at the mercy of our state legislatures and the profit-motivated insurance companies

    ... Before Obamacare, along with significant diseases that were considered to be pre-existing like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, there were a variety of fairly minor conditions:

    According to the California-based advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, other possible situations falling under pre-existing condition clauses are chronic conditions as acne, hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, allergies, tonsillitis, and bunions, hazardous occupations such as police officer, stunt person, test pilot, circus worker, and firefighter, and pregnancyand/or the intention to adopt.[17] ...

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    What Is A Pre-Existing Condition Anyway?

    The AHCA leaves us at the mercy of our state legislatures and the profit-motivated insurance companies.
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    Linda Bergthold, ContributorLinda Bergthold is a health policy researcher and blogger
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