American Health Care Act? AHCA? Put a "C" for "crazy"in front and you get what it is "CAHCA."
I haven't been able to find any reputable health care organization that thinks this travesty is good for anyone's health care.
As it is written and as I am able to understand it from reports, the new Republican plan hurts the poor and enriches the rich -- which is understandable, since that is standard operating philosophy of the current Gee-Oh-Pee, led by the "zombie-eyed granny starver."*
Lord Dampnut PROMISED the best health care for EVERYONE in America, and he PROMISED it would be a beautiful plan.
"The New Yorker’s John Cassidy explained:
The bill aims to take a wrecking ball to the principle of universal coverage. If enacted, millions of Americans would end up without any coverage. For many people who purchase individual policies, especially older people, it promises fewer services for more money. And it also proposes a big tax cut for the rich, which would be financed by slashing Medicaid, the federal program that provides health care to low-income people. […]
Back in January, Donald Trump promised that the replacement for Obamacare would provide “insurance for everybody.” By endorsing the American Health Care Act, on Tuesday, Trump has broken his pledge."
As is usual, Trump doesn't know what he's talking about, since the proposed GOP plan is a dumpster fire of a disaster for Americans that will benefit Lord Dampnut's richy rich billionaire friends.
Make no mistake, when the Goopers make policy, it always benefits the comfortable, well-off Americans and it always hurts the neediest, most vulnerable Americans. Just review what trump has done over the last 45+ days he's been in office.
The Wall Street Journals Your Money Matters
How GOP Healthcare Plan Benefits the Wealthiest 3/8/2017 12:15AM
Top income earners would pay less in taxes under the House Republican healthcare proposal. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin on the changes.
Hospitals come out against GOP healthcare bill
“We ask Congress to protect our patients, and find ways to maintain coverage for as many Americans as possible,” Richard Pollack, the president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, wrote in a letter to House Republicans. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Congress and the Administration on [Affordable Care Act] ACA reform, but we cannot support The American Health Care Act in its current form,” he said.
ARP rips GOP's 'harmful' healthcare legislation
AARP is going on the warpath against the Republican proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The lobbying group for seniors accused House Republican leaders of crafting legislation that increases insurance premiums for consumers, while giving a “sweetheart deal” to “big drug companies and special interests.”
“Although no one believes the current health care system is perfect, this harmful legislation would make health care less secure and less affordable,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP’s executive vice president, said in a statement. Republicans unveiled the long-awaited healthcare reform proposal, called the American Health Care Act, on Monday. The AARP blasted several aspects of the legislation, including provisions that would scale back the Medicaid expansion and cut back the amount of federal funding per enrollee.
The advocacy group for seniors also slammed the Republican push to eliminate the ObamaCare-era taxes that have helped fund an expansion of insurance coverage. LeaMond said the bill "would weaken Medicare." AARP also highlights a provision in the American Health Care Act allowing insurance companies to charge patients in their 50s and early 60s up to five times more than younger policy holders. Under current rules put in place by ObamaCare, those fees are capped at a three-to-one ratio.
Powerful conservative forces line up against House GOP health plan
Heritage calls it 'bad policy.'
With the ink barely dry on the legislation, powerful conservative groups and prominent GOP lawmakers started lining up against House Republicans’ plan to replace Obamacare, even as President Donald Trump threw his support behind the legislation.
With little early defense from the White House, the groups issued sharply worded statements against the House GOP replacement bill, which would offer less generous insurance tax credits and phase out the law’s Medicaid expansion while striking its unpopular individual mandate penalty.
The American Medical Association just announced that it “cannot support” the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The AMA announced its opposition in a letter Wednesday morning, hours before two House committees were set to mark up repeal legislation. It comes one day after a slew of patient advocacy and health industry groups including the American Hospital Association announced they were against the House GOP bill ― and it’s one more sign of political trouble for the Republican repeal effort.
“While we agree that there are problems with the ACA that must be addressed, we cannot support the AHCA as drafted because of the expected decline in health insurance coverage and the potential harm it would cause to vulnerable patient populations,” AMA chief executive James Madara said in the letter. In the detailed letter, Madara raises objections to the key pillars of the Republican plan, including a rollback of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.
“Medicaid expansion has proven highly successful in providing coverage for lower income individuals,” he said, making a point that a variety of public health researchers have.
Here are the garbled and incoherent words of America's current president and leader of the free world on his administration's "repeal and replace" junk of a bill:
"We’re going to do something that’s great, and I am proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives...this will be a plan where you can choose your plan. And you know what the plan is. This is the plan. It’s a complicated process, but actually it’s very simple, it’s called good health care." -- Lord Dampnut
*Once Upon A Time, There Was A Zombie-Eyed Granny Starver