"Obamacare is in a death spiral."
"This is what we ran on; this is what we promised the American people."
The bill has not been "scored" by the OMB; the House of Representatives will vote on the bill before the cost is known.
I've never been so glad to be on Medicare; I have the AARP on my side and nobody on The Hill wants to make the Granny Lobby angry.
I wonder how the Trump voter looking for lower insurance premiums will react when it comes time to enroll in a new plan. The bill focuses on what we used to call Major Medical - the inexplicable bills which accompany a hospital stay. Apparently, all that prevention in the ACA - like prenatal vitamins and free wellness check ups - is expendable. They would rather pay for open heart surgery than subsidize a gym membership.
NPR broadcast an Ohio health care official worrying that 25% of the state's hospitals will enter bankruptcy if those formerly-uninsured-now-insured-soon-to-be-uninsured-again Medicaid expansion recipients reenter emergency rooms and in-patient wards without funds to cover the care the hospitals are mandated to provide.
If only our Representatives were looking at the same problems that the rest of us face. But they have their own sweet health insurance policy, and no one seems to be suggesting that they save some money by repealing that.
Sigh. It's only March.