Trumpcare, as it's been called -- although the
Locally, the response has been much the same. But Republican lawmakers who represent this area,
The plan largely guts the ACA, removing the individual mandates requiring insurance and the subsidies meant to help people afford coverage, and freezes expansion of
"My understanding is that it (the
"That essentially decimates
e"That's going to hurt a lot of low-income people," Woolery said, adding that providing fewer tax credits directly affects the poor. "When I sign people up for insurance, and they've never had insurance before, they look at the plans and go, 'Oh my God, I can't afford that.' But then we look at the available tax credits and find them an affordable plan on the marketplace," she said.
"With fewer tax credits available, that will really hurt those people."
Woolery said more people will end up going uninsured, especially without the requirement of an individual mandate, which penalizes people who don't buy insurance. That in turn will likely raise premiums for the chronically ill and elderly who desperately need health coverage.
"If healthy people don't sign up, then sick people will pay for their coverage. We all need healthy people in that pool," she said.
That will price many elderly Americans out of receiving health care at a time when they need it most, Conway said.
"Old people will be leashed to jobs with benefits for much longer than they would care to, squashing creativity and a chance at a second career at an age when creativity is flourishing," Conway said. "Overall, I have to give this plan a thumbs down."
Young, who is from
"Hoosiers are reeling from the disastrous effects of Obamacare. That is why they gave us a mandate to repeal and replace this unsustainable law last November. Unlike the partisan process in 2009, I want to vote for the best solution possible," Young said. "This will require transparency and input from both sides of the aisle. I hope my Democratic colleagues will constructively join us in this effort and not be content to sit on the sidelines."
When asked if Young would support the
"Obamacare drastically failed to meet the promises that were made to the American people: premiums skyrocketed, choices plummeted and many families were jettisoned from their plans. Hoosiers sent me to
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