Déjà vu: Republicans Are Trying to Jam Their Failed #TrumpCa Apr 30, 2017 19:52:50 GMT -5
Post by bot on Apr 30, 2017 19:52:50 GMT -5
Déjà vu: Republicans Are Trying to Jam Their Failed #TrumpCare Bill Through Congress Once Again
Last night, House Republicans took action that would allow them to bring their TrumpCare bill to the House Floor on Friday or Saturday – President Trump’s 100th day in office. Republicans are trying to jam this bill through the House just to pass something before the President’s 100th day, even though this bill would harm the American people.
TrumpCare would be a disaster for Americans:
•Takes away health coverage from 24 million Americans by 2026, including 14 million people who will be kicked off Medicaid.
•Kicks 7 million Americans who receive health insurance through their employer off of their coverage.
•Increases premiums 25-29% on average in each of the next two years.
•Allows discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions.
•Significantly raises out-of-pocket costs for consumers.
•Imposes an “age-tax” on seniors.
•Weakens Medicare by raiding the Medicare trust fund, threatening its long-term solvency and putting coverage for seniors at risk.
•Cuts funding for Planned Parenthood and undermines access to women’s health services
•Cuts essential health benefits, which include:◦Physician office visits
◦Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care
◦Mental health and substance use disorder services
◦Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices
◦Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
◦Pediatric services, including oral and vision care
TrumpCare is deeply unpopular with Americans, who would rather see the Affordable Care Act improved:
•In March, a Quinnipiac poll showed Americans disapproved of TrumpCare 56% to 17%
•In a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 61% of Americans want to keep and improve the ACA
As a reminder, Republicans have not had an open or transparent process around TrumpCare:
Number of hearings
Number of witnesses
Number of hours the bill was posted online before markup
Less than 48 hours
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