GOP congressman says no room for compromise in repealing Obamacare

27 February, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Priscilla Morrison

According to the report, Boehner concluded his talk by saying that "most of the framework of the Affordable Care Act" is "going to be there" in the end.

Previously, those in individual health plans before Obamacare would eventually have to switch from their old plans onto a new exchange plan. Republicans say they expect to decide on a replacement for the present law in the coming weeks.

The Kaiser poll also found that 48 percent of Americans view the healthcare law favorably while 42 percent view it unfavorably, the highest level of support tracked by Kaiser since 2010. Among left-leaning independents, 78 percent say they support law-up 14 points since October.

Kaiser, based in Menlo Park, California, surveyed a nationally representative random sample of 1,160 adults 18 and older by telephone between February 13 and February 19.

Democrats are stalling and will continue to create issues that cause Republicans to delay repeal, partly to support President Barack Obama's legacy. "President Trump, who promised families he would provide insurance for everyone, should be the first to oppose it". He added yesterday that Congress "may not even" vote to repeal the law.

You've heard about the angry protests at Republican town halls across the nation, but you may not know there's also a heated debate happening inside closed door Republican meetings on Capitol Hill.

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In San Luis Obispo County, about 62,000 people receive Medi-Cal benefits, including 17,585 people who qualify under expanded Medi-Cal, according to the state Department of Health Care Services. Burgess seemed to imply that there are people who hate the idea of having health insurance but were forced to buy it because otherwise IRS agents would be "chasing [them] down" under the current law. Taylor's 2nd District stretches from the Eastern Shore, through Virginia Beach and Norfolk, to Williamsburg. "I think realistically, if we do the process the right way, replacement is going to take a period of time".

At an appearance at CPAC on Friday, Trump called Obamacare "a failed health-care law that threatens our medical system".

The plan would cut funding to Planned Parenthood, setting up a major battle in the Senate. Estimates suggest that 20 million people have gained insurance thanks to Obamacare. The national figure is down a little more than 4 percent from the more than 9.6 million who were covered previous year.

"We will not stand by as the president and other leaders stoke fear and evoke damaging stereotypes to promote hateful policies that make our communities less safe, not more - not in Washington state", said Washington state Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, speaking to reporters at a news conference before boarding a flight to Washington, D.C.

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