Health care: This is why we need town hall forum

If Republicans can't pass Trumpcare on their own, and with the House bill dead in the Senate, and the Senate bill looking too much like Obamacare for the House to pass, the odds are very good that the Republican health care effort will collapse under its own divisions and fail.

Some of the differences are stark. Those with preexisting conditions who live in "a state that does not seek an optional waiver from the AHCA's (and Obamacare's) "community rating" regulation can not be charged more than other people for a new plan when they seek to purchase one". Jeff Woodburn, D-Whitefield. "Those with the least resources, the least opportunity, are getting hit the hardest".

The TrumpCare plan will make millions lose their health insurance because they can not afford the new premiums. Younger, healthy people could pay a little less. "Working alongside the administration, making health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans will continue to be our top priority and this legislation sets us on a course to achieve that".

"From a hospital standpoint, doing more with less can mean a reduction in rates, utilization or eligibility", she said. To them, we're just individual consumers who deserve the best deal we can get for ourselves.

Woodburn said the Republican plan could threaten Medicaid expansion, just when New Hampshire needs it to provide treatment for opioid addiction. We will get more details later this month from the President on what he wants to do on the budget, as he starts to fill in all sorts of fine print on spending, cuts and even taxes. "In some states, insurers are fleeing entirely". The biggest stumbling block is how you fund the government's share of what backers say would be a public-private partnership, with maybe $200 billion in federal funding.

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Cave, a student at Concord University, also became eligible for Medicaid after expansion. But if states receive waivers to ditch those requirements under the Republican plan, the protections effectively evaporate.

A key reason for the different premiums is age curves - the amount of variation in premiums that insurers allow based on a person's age, Kaiser said.

Their problem is, the ACA is itself really a Republican plan, based on one adopted in MA and signed by then-Republican Governor Mitt Romney. In theory, the total variation allowed in the individual market was 6.75:1, the Insurance Department said.

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is not a cure-all for the ailing American health care system, but it does begin to undo the ill effects of Obamacare, U.S. Rep Mike Bost (R-IL) said recently. Moreover, those who are "insured and remain continuously insured can not be dropped from their plan due to a preexisting condition, and can not be charged more after developing one" even if they change jobs or switch plans. As policy experts have pointed out in studies of the USA health system, the country doesn't "have a comprehensive national health insurance system because American political institutions are structurally biased against this kind of comprehensive reform".

New Hampshire premiums rose only 2 percent on the exchange between 2016 and 2017, one of the lowest increases in the country.

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