Obamacare repeal could affect Oklahoma coverage rates

Obamacare repeal could affect Oklahoma coverage rates

The uninsured rate in Arkansas has fallen by 46% since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, translating into 234,000 Arkansans gaining coverage.

With a Republican in the White House on January 20 and GOP majorities in the U.S. House and Senate, they will finally be able to help end the act, also known as Obamacare. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and others in denouncing Republicans' commitment to repeal Obamacare without a clear alternative plan to replace it.

"I think that completely repealing it is a bad idea", Amie Zinn of Fairmont said.

When that finally happens, Congress can refocus its efforts on improving both the ACA and the financial security of American families. The plan for now seems to be to just keep bashing Obamacare, even after President Obama is gone.

While there has always been opposition to the act among Republicans, there is no consensus on how to replace it. Often, individuals with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer or diabetes, were unable to afford insurance, if they could obtain it at all. Young adults will no longer be covered by their parents' policies.

Rand Paul boasted on Twitter late Friday that President-elect Donald Trump "fully" supports his plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it in the same day.

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Americans, however, are also divided over whether to jettison President Obama's signature health reform law. If the choice is between patching the holes that are left in our health care system or throwing millions of Americans off their health insurance plan and undermining our economy along the way, then this should be an easy decision for Congress to make. That law was originally created to provide low-priced drugs to "social safety net" medical facilities operating in economically distressed regions of the country.

"We're given a lose-lose proposition", he said. The 40 percent, of course, will force people to accept higher premiums and reduced coverage, the result of no one wanting to pay another tax.

Healthcare is in the crosshairs of Washington's lawmakers, and the main battle cry on the front lines is "Repeal Obamacare"!

"So the main part of the bill - House and Senate - was not under reconciliation", she said. They may not be thrilled with Obamacare, but they sure want to see what's going to replace it before it's ripped apart. Before the ACA, these Arkansans could have been denied coverage or charged an exorbitant price if they needed individual market coverage.

In addition, NY residents who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance through an exchange stand to lose $250 million total in health care savings tax credits, the governor said. "Yes, it's true that the uninsured rate has gone down; however, numerous policies people are forced to buy have exorbitant deductibles that will never be met, effectively leaving people uninsured". And the Medicaid expansion which was actually the main driver of increased coverage is headed to its own disaster - because the law bribed states to expand the program by having the feds pick up most of the cost, but only for the first few years.