"This latest proposal is the worst yet". They want to send the extra taxes on the wealthy to the states to control. It uses that money to reduce the number of people left without insurance coverage by the law's changes.
"I've also consistently said that the Affordable Care Act isn't working for many OH families and small businesses whose premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed, and choices have disappeared as health insurance plans have left OH".
Republicans hope to get a vote on the bill next week, which could be their final shot at getting rid of Obamacare. Rand Paul (R-KY).
For years Republicans and conservatives said they wanted to repeal the ACA because of its individual mandate to buy insurance or pay a penalty, and because of the expense of tax subsidies and expansion of Medicaid funding.
The newest version contains $45 billion in funding for opioid treatment, but cuts to Medicaid were not addressed.
On Thursday, just before a new version of the existing Senate health care bill came out, CNN reported that Sens. Companies would be allowed to do that only if they provide at least one plan that includes those essential health benefits. Both taxes apply to individuals with income of more than $200,000 and couples with income over $250,000.
Senate Republicans who support this bill will be voting to take away health care from 22 million people and weakening coverage for everyone else, except themselves. With Lee and a handful of other GOP senators still undecided (and seemingly rather ambivalent about the merits of the legislation), it's going to be very close.
Federal spending on Medicaid coverage for the poor would grow with inflation, rather than being capped like the current GOP plan.