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American Health Care Act leaves many uninsured

By Janet M. Colliton, Daily Local News, 3/13/17

It is sad to say but, if you wanted to draft a bill that caused as many Americans as possible to lose their health care coverage, you would be hard pressed to find a better candidate than the American Health Care Act, a bill recently passed out of two U.S. House of Representatives committees. Thankfully it has not been enacted yet. A bipartisan Congressional Budget Committee report is due and is expected to indicate the impact.

Regardless of complaints both from the right and from the left, House Speaker Ryan indicates that this bill is the best chance to rescind the Affordable Care Act and he therefore discourages attempts at voting the bill down or proposing amendments. One suspects that, after seven years of opponents’ calls to eliminate Obamacare, the feeling is that something, anything should be passed to show that it can be done. On the other hand this is a heavy price to pay to make a point….

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Defend the Affordable Care Act@

The GOP’s plan to destroy the Affordable Care Act is out — and if it passes, it would have a devastating impact on working families.

This proposal will drive premiums way up, especially for those who need health care coverage the most. It slashes subsidies for those who are just above the poverty line, and it would allow insurance companies to charge older people FIVE TIMES as much as they charge younger people. You’ll pay more money for less care.

Republicans are going to try to ram this mess through Congress before their constituents realize what is in it. Their first vote will happen this week. It’s up to us to stop them.

Call your Representative right now and tell him to vote NO on the GOP’s disastrous health care proposal!!!

This proposal is a laundry list of horrible health care ideas, including:

It repeals the Medicaid expansion and turns the program into a block grant to states, a move that would cut Medicaid funding dramatically and will leave millions of poor and working people to fend for themselves. In California alone, 71% of those who gained coverage through Medicaid expansion were people of color.

It defunds Planned Parenthood, and it contains a provision that would make it nearly impossible to obtain private insurance that would cover an abortion.

It contains a huge hidden tax cut for the rich that would go exclusively to families that make more than $200,000 a year — and which steals funding from Medicare, putting the program in serious danger.

This horrendous proposal proves what we’ve known all along: The GOP was never serious about making the health care system work for working families. If this passes, people will not be able to afford to get the health care they need. We must stop it.

For the past 7 years they’ve lied to voters about wanting to replace the Affordable Care Act with something better. But now that they’re in power, they’re using it to gut consumer protections, drive up profits for insurance companies and cut taxes for the rich — all at our expense

24 million would lose health insurance coverage by 2026 under GOP’s Obamacare replacement, new estimate says Dan Mangan

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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Protesters in West Chester march for ‘heal, not repeal’ of ACA

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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