Mental healthcare will not need to be covered by Medicaid after 2019.
"There's been no indication from the current administration, or from Congress, that the subsidies that are now going to insurance companies will continue", said Vilsack. CBO will provide an exact number in a few days, but we already know it's going to be big.
"As we estimate the cost of the subsidies to buy insurance, we actually believe they may exceed, or at least equal, the subsidies that are under Obamacare", said Paul. Apart from phasing out Medicaid expansion, the real change is that the federal funding for Medicaid is open-ended today.
- Eliminates most of the Obamacare tax increases.
Obamacare had assured coverage to people with pre-existing ailments and restricted insurers from charging them based on health conditions.
ACA: Imposed new taxes (including investment income and wages above $200,000) to help people pay for coverage. The subsidies help reduce deductibles and copayments for people with modest incomes.
Five Republican senators - including Ted Cruz - threatened "NO" votes. That's what I want.
If three Republicans defect, the party can not reach the majority vote it needs to pass the measure.
We urge Louisiana's USA senators, Bill Cassidy, of Baton Rouge, and John N. Kennedy, of Madisonville, to work diligently to avoid unintended consequences in this new bill - particularly because of its development under secrecy by the Senate leadership.
"I think that they'll probably get there, we'll have to see", President Trump said.
However Obama, whose best-known domestic policy achievement stands to crumble, offered a scathing critique of the new bill just hours after its release. Maria Sanchez gets treatment for drug addiction through Medicaid.
That leaves little time for senators to gather input from the people they work for. Where are we going to go when they close that?
Sandoval specifically pointed to people who were making a little more than $16,000 per year.
The bill also repeals the tax mechanism that funded the Affordable Care Act's benefits, resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy and health care industry.