Concerns looming over Obamacare enrollment
- Author: Joey Payne Feb 04, 2017,
Feb 04, 2017, 0:50
Perhaps the reason for the inability of Congress, specifically the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, to begin crafting a replacement plan is due to Trump's vow to "provide care for everybody".
The bill passed both the House and the Senate in 2016, but President Barack Obama vetoed the legislation when it arrived on his desk. Keep in mind, through January 14th, the final enrollment snapshot under the Obama Administration, enrollment was tracking ahead of past year.
Hatch, R-Utah, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, commented on Thursday that he's open to "anything that will improve the system" and that he could "stand either" repeal or fix measures.
"It's repairing the damage Obamacare has caused". Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), whose state accepted the expansion, said that he wants to keep it while providing more flexibility to states to make changes to the rules of the program, a common Republican goal. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who chairs the Senate health committee.
Demand for plans under Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has grown in spite of President Donald Trump's executive order directing his staff to repeal and replace the statute enacted in 2010.
"If past is prologue here, then we're in for a major meltdown of [insurance] markets", she said.
The Affordable Care Act is still in place, meaning those without coverage for this year still face fines.
The shifting language comes with battles raging over Trump's Supreme Court and Cabinet nominees. As a doctor, Asnes sees plenty of room to address issues like health care costs.
It also comes with polls spotlighting GOP risks. Scott does mention this as a principle we all agree on, but fails to mention that before Obamacare, denial of coverage for pre-existing condition was the almost uniform policy of the American insurance industry. Most experts say those consumers should not be impacted.
Key Republican lawmakers are shifting their goal on ObamaCare from repealing and replacing the law to the more modest goal of repairing it.
Talk of fix dismays other Republicans, including hard-line conservatives. It's not ideal, but does that mean you tear it down? "Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, and Representative Jim Jordan, the caucus" former chairman, urged the party leadership on Thursday to quickly enact an Obamacare repeal measure. "It is very important to the stability of the individual market".