by Dan Mangan, CNBC, 3/13/17
Many more Americans would be uninsured, and insurance premiums would temporarily spike under the leading Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a new estimate that also projects the plan would cut the federal deficit.
Fourteen million more people would become uninsured next year if the American Health Care Act is signed into law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated.
By the year 2026, a total of 24 million more Americans would be uninsured then they would be under Obamacare, the CBO said.
The estimates starkly contrast with the Trump administration’s claims that more people would be insured under the Republican bill than would be if Obamacare was kept in place.
The projected loss in coverage next year alone equals about 70 percent of the 20 million or so people who have gained insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act….
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By Bill Rettew Jr., Daily Local News, 3/11/17
WEST CHESTER >> Architect Thomas U. Walter would have probably smiled at all of the commotion this week in front of the Historic Chester County Courthouse that he designed.
Saturday’s rally for women’s health rights was the fourth demonstration at the historic courthouse in the past four days.
More than 120 men, women and children heard speakers rail against possible changes to health care, recount personal stories and urge participants to call and write their elected officials.
As part of a busy week, the historic courthouse was the site of an anti-hate rally on Wednesday. Protesters met outside U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello’s, R-6, office Friday….
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By Bill Retter, Jr., Daily Local News, 3/11/17
WEST CHESTER >> For the seventh consecutive Friday, protesters rallied outside Congressman Ryan Costello’s office at the historic Courthouse.
Eleven voters braved falling snow showers to chant, wave the American flag and shake homemade signs. Several drivers honked to support the lively group.
“We live here,” chanted the activists.
Claire Witzleben led the group by shouting, “Show me what democracy looks like.” Fellow demonstrators replied in unison and loud enough to be heard by drivers sitting in Market Street traffic, “This is what democracy looks like.”
Friday’s protest was a bid to alert Costello, R-6, about the continuing need for the Affordable Care Act….
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By Justin Heinze, West Chester Patch, March 9, 2017
A West Chester protest this weekend is taking aim at the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act and other women’s health issues.
WEST CHESTER, PA — A West Chester protest this weekend is taking aim at the Republican proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act and other women’s health issues.
The event, organized by the progressive group “Indivisible Chesco,” will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at the Chester County Courthouse on 2 N. High Street.
Protesters are also targeting two health bills currently in the state legislature: Pennsylvania House Bill 77, and Senate Bill 3. SB3, also known as the “Abortion Bill,” changes the cutoff for abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks, and outlaws the dilation and evacuation abortion technique. …
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