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Tipton: New health plan protects those with pre-existing conditions

15 May 2017

The longer that health care takes to finish, the longer that Republicans must wait to get moving on tax reform and other items.

"Today was an important step".

The House-passed health bill also includes several provisions that are especially harmful to women with private insurance. But what about the millions who would lose their health care; the insurance companies that again could raise premiums on anyone with pre-existing illnesses; the millions who would be pushed off Medicaid; and the women's health issues which are so different from men's?

"Obamacare was based on a one-size-fits-all approach that put bureaucrats in Washington in charge of your health care", Bost said. The recently passed GOP health care plan, the American Health Care Act, does away with that.

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has come out against the American Health Care Act.

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While the White House grapples with questions over Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, the Trump legislative agenda is still developing on Capitol Hill, with health care at the center of those efforts in Congress, as the President wraps up his fourth month in office at the end of this week. Hatch and Sen. Lee to protect the health of all Utahns and Americans by promoting the continued expansion of affordable coverage and quality care in negotiations with their colleagues. You will, however, see the benefits of a robust free market with increased choices and lower costs. She said she needed to repeal Obamacare and replace with what she calls common sense solutions including allowing Upstate families and businesses to shop for insurance across state lines and covering pre-existing conditions by funding state-level high-risk pools. Providing health and wellness services for Virginia's children in poverty and children with disabilities ultimately enables more children to become fully educated, employable, and able to attend higher education. "Working alongside the administration, making health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans will continue to be our top priority and this legislation sets us on a course to achieve that".

Under Obamacare, the Medicaid expansion to include able-bodied adults and the program has become so fiscally unstable that it can not serve those it was originally created to serve as a safety net: the poor, disabled, elderly, pregnant mothers and their children. But those voters have been lied to from the start about the Affordable Care Act. No, not really, as The Hill explains in a piece on the two-senator Medicaid working group, composed of Rob Portman of OH and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, that Mitch McConnell set up to reach consensus. That said, under the American Health Care Act, Medicaid expansion recipients will be grandfathered in their current coverage, subject to continuing eligibility.

Pregnancy, sexual assault and domestic violence could be considered "pre-existing conditions" that make it hard to keep insurance coverage under the Republican health care bill, according to a number of news articles and social media posts. I don't think the law could be clearer about this point.

I strongly urge my Senate colleagues to work diligently with the House of Representatives to fulfill these goals.

Tipton: New health plan protects those with pre-existing conditions