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Christie: Obamacare repeal shouldn't cause Americans to lose coverage

19 February 2017, 12:42 | Leonard Manning

The Republican Party Is Beginning to Fracture over Obamacare

GOP leaders unveil new health law outline divisions remain

The plan calls for a refundable, advanceable tax credit to help people afford healthcare coverage. They prefer a mechanism that would preclude people from getting any more money than they paid in taxes.

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"This is Obamacare light", Yoho said, adding that he told Brady about his views.

House GOP leaders distributed policy documents this week to their membership outlining their initial approach to repealing and replacing President Obama's health care law.

Hoping to quell any jitters, Price, who served in the House before becoming HHS secretary, told Republican lawmakers that on Obamacare repeal, "The president is all in on this. let's go shoulder to shoulder, arm to arm", according to a source who attended the meeting.

There's no legislative language yet, so it's too early to count votes for or against a health care plan.

The GOP plan leaked Thursday contains few surprises but does leave out some key areas.

This changed somewhat yesterday, when House Republican leadership presented a plan to their members.

"We're doing Obamacare, we're in the final stages", Trump told a news conference.

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Ryan's plan would make Medicaid either a block grant program, where states receive a fixed amount of money, or it would be a per capita benefit, where the federal government would give the states a set amount for each beneficiary. The Republican tax credit would be available to anybody in the individual market, meaning insurers would likely expect pretty much everyone to use one, and tailor their offerings accordingly.

Medicaid expansion could be the first thing to go when Obamacare is repealed and replaced under a plan outlined by House Republicans this week.

"We should do full repeal", said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a leading House conservative. But that has its own problems.

Medicaid blends federal and state funding to insure children and adults with low incomes.

Why switch to age-based tax credits?

"This is a potentially significant incentive for states to get serious about efficiency", says Paul Howard, director of health policy at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank.

The continued discord seven weeks into the new Congress brought into high relief Republicans' struggle to get on the same page to fulfill their most basic campaign pledge - a task that is turning out to be more complicated than they imagined. "That means moderate-income families - millions of them- are in the position of either having to pay more themselves in premiums or having to purchase worse coverage", Aron-Dine said.

While some are concerned an estimated 22 million people would lose medical insurance if the Affordable Care Act were repealed, others believe flaws in the ACA, nicknamed "Obamacare", mean it should be scrapped and redone entirely. "It's ultimately about empowering health care consumers so that they have more in the way of choice".

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