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Obamacare

Study: NJ Would See Job Loss Under House GOP’s Obamacare Repeal and Replace Proposal

Washington, DC, June 19, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger/NewJersey.com that New Jersey would lose more jobs than all but five other states under the House Republican health care bill, according to a study released June 14.

The Garden State would lose 42,000 jobs by 2026, behind only New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and Illinois, according to the study by George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation that supports efforts to increase health coverage.

Overall, according to the study, the 10 states with the largest job losses by 2026 are:

  1. New York (86,000)
  2. Pennsylvania (85,000)
  3. Florida (83,000)
  4. Michigan (51,000)
  5. Illinois (46,000)
  6. New Jersey (42,000)
  7. Ohio (42,000)
  8. North Carolina (41,000)
  9. California (32,000)
  10. Tennessee (28,000).

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CBO Reports: House GOP’s Health Reform Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in 10 Years

Washington, DC, May 25, 2017 — House Republicans-drafted and -passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, would result in 23 million fewer people with health insurance over 10 years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced yesterday late afternoon.

This total is less than the CBO’s accounting of a previous version of the bill, which lacked enough GOP support to go to the House floor for a vote. Continue reading

Polls: GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Proposal Is Unpopular; 66% Disapprove of Trump’s Handling of Health Care

Washington, DC, May 15, 2017 — How enthusiastic are Americans for the House Republicans’ health care proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which aims to repeal and replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act?

Not so much, find two recent polls.

A NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, released yesterday, found that the Republicans’ Obamacare-replacement bill, which has received the enthusiastic support of President Donald Trump, has the support of 23 percent of those Americans polled. Continue reading

Senate Majority Leader McConnell Says Trumpcare Bill ‘Will Not Be Quick’

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Washington, DC, May 9, 2017 — Jordain Carney reports in The Hill that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is signaling that the Senate will not quickly pass legislation to reform the nation’s healthcare system after a bill cleared the House last week.

“This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be done,” McConnell said on May 8.

McConnell added that “to those who have suffered enough already my message is this: We hear you, and Congress is acting.” Continue reading

House-Passed GOP’s Trumpcare Would Hit New Jersey Harder Than Any Other State

Washington, DC, May 8, 2017 — Jonathan D. Salant reports in The Star-Ledger/NJ.com that U.S. House Republican cuts to Medicaid in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would hit New Jersey harder than any other state.

The bill, which was passed by the House on May 4, would leave 500,000 more Garden State residents without health insurance than under current law, and New Jersey no longer would get extra federal funding for expanding Medicaid.

While New Jersey officials likely won’t seek waivers to allow insurers to sell bare-boned insurance policies and jack up rates for those with pre-existing conditions, the House Republicans’ health bill would hurt the state in many other ways. Continue reading

Poll: American Voters Want Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, DC, May 4, 2017 — Rebecca Savransky reports in The Hill that about half of registered voters are against weakening federal protections for people who have pre-existing conditions, according to a new poll.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 50 percent of voters somewhat or strongly oppose letting states opt out of requirements that health insurance companies cover pre-existing conditions.

Another 38 percent are in support of the proposal, according to the poll. Continue reading

As Round Two of GOP’s Healthcare Reform Hits Snag, Trump Says ‘I’ll Be So Angry’ If It Fails

Washington, DC, May 1, 2017The Hill reports that President Donald J. Trump called out two Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers on Saturday during a rally in their home state, saying he would be “so angry” if Congress doesn’t pass a measure repealing and replacing Obamacare.

“I’ll be so angry at Congressman [Mike] Kelly and Congressman [Tom] Marino and all of our congressmen in this room if we don’t get that damn thing passed quickly,” Trump said at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., celebrating his first 100 days in office. Continue reading

Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Majorities Oppose GOP’s Latest Health-Care Reform Proposals

Washington, DC, April 25, 2017The Washington Post reports today that, in strategy and substance, the American public disagrees with the course that President Trump and congressional Republicans are pursuing to replace the Affordable Care Act with conservative policies, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Large majorities oppose the ideas at the heart of the most recent GOP negotiations to forge a plan that could pass in the House.

These would allow states to choose whether to keep the ACA’s insurance protection for people with preexisting medical problems and its guarantee of specific health benefits. Continue reading

Trump Looks to Complete Health Care Reform Before Tackling Tax Reform and Infrastructure

Washington, DC, April 12, 2017 — In an interview on Fox Business Network yesterday, President Donald J. Trump said he plans to finish healthcare reform before moving on to tax reform and formulating an infrastructure plan.

“I have to do healthcare first, I want to do it first to really do it right,” Trump told Maria Bartiromo.

Although tax reform is critical to economic growth and businesses large and small, the president said “hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars” would be saved on reforming the health care, which would help with tax reform. Continue reading

Gallup Poll: Affordable Care Act Gains Majority Approval for First Time

Washington, DC, April 5, 2017The Hill reported that more than half of Americans approve of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a Gallup poll out Tuesday, marking the first time the law has gained majority support since Gallup began tracking public opinion on it in 2012.

Fifty-five percent of Americans say that former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law should remain in place, though 40 percent say it needs significant changes.

Still, the new rate is up significantly from November, when only 42 percent said they approved of the law. Continue reading