Obamacare: It's 'Nut Cuttin' Time for the GOP

Obamacare: It's 'Nut Cuttin' Time for the GOP

Defunding Planned Parenthood, which Trumpcare would do, would eliminate crucial health care services for women and their kids, including (but certainly not limited to) anemia testing, cholesterol screenings, physical exams, cancer screenings, birth control education, STD tests, and prenatal care. "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it", was so far off the mark that PolitiFact designated it its Lie of the Year for 2013. We're now going to go to the rules committee.

Trump did promise that he would not cut Medicare or Social Security and he did promise that he would provide health care for everyone ... wait, no, he promised "access" to healthcare.

Now we know those two statements are nowhere close to true.

Almost half the money NY would lose in 2021 is because the Republicans would eliminate the Essential Plan, which provides zero-premium health care to people with incomes a bit too high to qualify for Medicaid.

The American Health Care Act, which is being debated in Congress, would mean higher prices, less coverage and billions in tax breaks for big drug and insurance companies. Those and other findings should render this bill dead immediately.

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association recently released a statement directed towards members of Congress regarding the proposed American Health Care Act now under review in the House of Representatives.

Lee explained Obamacare tried to level costs, giving people up north a higher subsidy to pay for insurance.

Premiums for people who bought their own health coverage rose an estimated 22 percent this year.

The ACA of the previous presidential administration sought to increase the number of people receiving healthcare and improve the quality of that care. According to the report, more than one-third of African-Americans now get their health insurance through Medicaid and 1 in 10 of them would lose coverage under the GOP plan. In addition, overall premiums would fall by around 10 percent in 2026 compared to the current law, this statistic varies depending on age and income.

They are older people nearing retirement who will see their premiums skyrocket. You would think that in the ensuing seven years they actually may have come up with a plan that could do just that.

Obamacare's subsidies, which are refundable tax credits, are available only to a single person making less than $47,500 or a couple earning $64,000.

With Planned Parenthood funding slashed, pregnancy rates would rise. "That is part of the plan", US Secretary of Health Tom Price told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, when confronted with the numbers during an interview on Sunday 19 March.

That's good, because there's little risk of him doing either with this plan.