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GOP stalls vote on repeal and replace of Obama health care act

Follow up to previous postings cited in Senate version of House health care repeal and replace bill eliminates coverage for 22 million Americans – tonight via Dan Balz, the Washington Post – ‘Repeal and replace’ was once a unifier for the GOP. Now it’s an albatross. “After seven years, Republicans’ promise to overhaul the Affordable Care Act remains a sprawling objective still in search of a solution. The effort also has now cost the Trump administration precious months of its first year in office, with tax reform and other priorities left unresolved…”

  • Estimates: Average Monthly Premium after Tax Credit Would Be 74% Higher Under Senate Health Bill in 2020 – In 8 States, Average Benchmark Premium after Tax Credit Would Be More than 100% Higher, Analysis Finds – A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that the average monthly premium for a benchmark silver plan after tax credits in 2020 would be 74 percent higher under the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) compared to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Overall, most marketplace enrollees would pay higher premiums under the Senate bill than current law, the analysis finds. Older and lower-income enrollees would see the biggest increases, with people age 55-64 paying 115 percent more under the Senate bill and people with incomes under 200% of the federal poverty level paying 177 percent more…”

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