Friday, March 10, 2017
The Unaffordable American Health Care Act
On Oct. 16, 2015, Rep Tom Price [R Ga.] introduced H.R. 3762, a bill that would effectively defund the Affordable Care Act.
On Jan. 08, 2016, President Barack Obama vetoed the bill. And he provided his reasoning in a message to the House of Representatives:
Nevertheless, with H.R. 3762, the Republicans clearly demonstrated that there was a path to repealing the Affordable Care Act if a Republican was elected President of the United States of America in November 2016.
Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
And now the Republicans are gutting the Affordable Care Act, and trying to replace it.
With few exceptions, the American Health Care Act, as House Speaker Paul Ryan dubs it, isn't much different than H.R. 3762. And how it will affect health care coverage and insurance premiums won't be much different than what the Congressional Budget Office reported on January 17, 2017 concerning the effects of H.R. 3762. Millions of people will lose their health care coverage.