Obama Comes Out to Defend His Health Care Law

On Friday, the American Health Care Act was pulled from the House floor by Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, after President Donald Trump asked him to stop the debate without a vote.

For other lawmakers they instead shared their reaction to what happened today in Washington.

“The powerful opposition that TrumpCare sparked across party lines sends a clear message to the Administration and Republican leadership: Americans need and demand access to quality, affordable health care”.

Congressman Adam Kinzinger feels a different way.

“We have to let our legislators know, I hope Legislator Hartzler knows how important this is to her constituents”, said Debbie Sheals, Boone County resident. “You do have to be aware, as I mentioned earlier with some of these companies, there’s high levels of debt”, Gurda said.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus that helped kill the bill, said Republicans should not give up on getting rid of the Affordable Care Act. If you agree, please tell your elected representatives to vote a resounding “No” on the American Health Care Act.

He said, however, he’s not deterred from trying to repeal and replace Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act. When the CBO disclosed just how many Americans would lose coverage under the House bill, things got worse.

Changing financial assistance in the individual insurance market, including how tax credits are calculated and how much insurers can account for age when determining premiums.

“If (Democrats) got together with us, and got us a real health care bill, I’d be totally okay with that”.

Some party members anxious that the plan would cause many of their constituents to lose health care coverage, or to pay more for insurance premiums.

So Republicans are left to deal with their conservative base that still wants the law ripped off the books, but also growing support from others – including some Republicans – who want it preserved.

A broad swath of organizations claiming to represent older adults – AARP, Justice in Aging, the Medicare Rights Center and Caring Across Generations, among them – had lobbied against the GOP health insurance overhaul.

Voters also oppose 74 – 22 percent, including 54 – 39 percent among Republicans, cutting federal funding for Medicaid. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that enacting the legislation would have resulted in 24 million people losing health insurance coverage by 2026 and $880 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next decade. “I don’t care if it costs me votes or not”, he said during an interview on CBS in September.

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