Their plan needs a heart transplant if it is to ever replace the Affordable Care Act, which came to be known as Obamacare.
Ryan-care (or Trump-care, as some are calling it) results in a likely loss of health coverage for millions of Americans who -- unlike the majority of us -- buy it individually on the private market. They do this either because they can't buy coverage through an employer or they don't qualify for federal entitlement programs like
The plan offered by House Speaker
The CBO's nonpartisan staff analysis may not be as cut and dried as the stone tablets Moses carried down from a mountain. But they are a fair guide to what could go wrong.
And that likely outcome is unacceptable. Is it really worth risking this kind of harm to ensure that the most wealthy get tax cuts worth hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade?
State Insurance Commissioner
Republican state Rep.
But Schmick acknowledges that many would lose insurance because the Obamacare mandate to buy insurance would be repealed, meaning individuals would not pay a tax penalty if they chose not to buy insurance. But an insurer could charge them a lot more once they did seek to buy coverage.
There are good, popular pieces in the
The congressional budget analysis found premiums costs would be lower under the
It is possible that block grants -- giving states set amounts for their
On the down side, block grants leave
Given opposition to Ryan's plan from members of his own party, it's a good bet that he hauls his plan back into surgery. If Ryan does, he'll be smart to make sure that access to health care means that people can actually afford it.
That means retaining tax credits or help for those too poor to buy insurance, not the rich. His proposal for age-related tax credits --
Most developed countries look out for everyone's medical needs. Returning the
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