Editor's note: This commentary is by Greg Marchildon, the state director of AARP Vermont.
Some big insurers dropped popular plans, leaving those seeking individual coverage fewer options.People in about a third of US counties had to turn to a single insurer if they purchased coverage on health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.
Moreover, these tax credits would go to all individuals without regard to need (except for high-income individuals.) If the goal of these tax credits is to ensure that all Americans have access to health care, wouldn't it make more sense to channel this assistance to families with greater financial needs?
He apparently got them - but, in Aderholt's case, only after Trump told him that his concerns about the negative effect on older Americans would be addressed. In fact, up to $8,400 more per year for the same coverage you have now.
The Republicans are promising you a tax credit to help you pay for your insurance. The ACA targets others who do not make enough money to afford decent health care insurance. Much of the cost of Medicaid would be shifted onto the backs of states, which would force states to decide whether to cover fewer of our most vulnerable people or make cuts in important health services.
Trump promised during his campaign that all Americans would have health coverage that costs less while covering more, but the current bill doesn't do all that, Walden said.
The debate over the future of health care in America moved into the streets of Omaha Saturday. Senior writer Ann Brenoff wrote in The Huffington Post that the AHCA kicks premiums up for elderly Americans, puts nursing homes in a shaky position for those needing it the most, takes away the mandate for companies to offer health insurance, and puts the option of early retirement for Americans in doubt. It is convoluted because it builds on a health-care system that is convoluted.
The California Democrat added that the proposed Medicaid work requirements resembled "that old racist argument about. the "welfare queen" getting something that she does not deserve". "And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs", said Ryan. That means more competition - and lower prices. His company found that despite the AHCA calling for higher insurance costs among older adults compared with millennials, state law does not permit any differential pricing of health care premiums based on age, Wu said. A bipartisan approach - as was taken on Social Security, Medicare, the Civil Rights Act and No Child Left Behind - is best because it gives both parties a stake in the success of major policy decisions.