Republican leaders in
But hospitals, patient advocates and insurers in
"These things they are proposing will absolutely transform rural
Bonnyman isn't sure
"They don't understand they're going to carpet-bomb their own constituents," he said.
At least some of
"Obamacare is collapsing and we have a responsibility to protect the American people from its damaging effects. Working with the Trump administration, we've delivered a conservative bill to do exactly that," Black said in a statement.
The American Health Care Act was introduced in the House on Monday and pushed through two key committees this week.
Various analysts have estimated anywhere from 10 million to 20 million people nationwide could lose their health insurance. Figures from the
And those sick people then would show up at hospital emergency rooms, he said. The cost of uncompensated care in
"This presents a dark forecast for the future of hospitals in
"I'm glad to see the American Health Care Act was released, and I look forward to working on specific legislative details with my colleagues so we can finally fix our broken health care system," he said.
But opponents said the new act won't do that for those who most need help: low- and middle-income people who don't have employer-sponsored insurance and who either are enrolled in
Trump's promises vs. the Republican plan on health care
The Affordable Care Act provided subsidies to help pay for insurance premiums. Those amounts were determined by the buyer's income, age, and the cost of coverage where he or she lived.
The American Health Care Act -- what some have dubbed Ryancare, after its chief architect, Rep.
"Some Tennesseans this year are getting
The New York Times, working with numbers from the
Hospitals, insurers and patient advocates also say the
Obamacare allowed states to put more low-income people on
The Ryan bill would change
Becker said giving the state greater control of its
"We must ensure
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