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Our colleagues on the other side of the aisle like to highlight the number of uninsured Americans to measure the success of the ACA, but there is a big difference between people having health insurance and people having true access to health care.

By covering more people, plus cost transparency provisions in the bill, Collins said the Patient Freedom Act also will help stem soaring health care costs, which the Affordable Care Act has failed to do. "A Medicaid block grant program would institute deep cuts to federal funding. and threaten benefits for tens of millions of low-income families", said Edwin Park, vice president for Health Policy at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, in a report on the group's website.

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The gathering Monday afternoon at the Capitol Rotunda followed an earlier press conference hosted by two Democratic state officials, Treasurer Joe Torsella and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. "Now if you can say to a blue state senator who's really invested in supporting Obamacare, 'You can keep Obamacare, but why force it upon us?' We think that helps us get to 60". Many people may not even know they are insured until they end up needing to use the coverage.

President Trump used his first executive order late Friday to immediately undercut his predecessor's signature health care law, ordering federal agencies to ease the "regulatory burdens" of ObamaCare - a move that could be aimed at rolling back the law's so-called individual mandate.

Many people's lives have not only improved but actually been saved by having comprehensive health care coverage.

Republicans in Congress have already begun the legislative process of overhauling the law.

"The safe, conservative assumption is that at least for 2017 your coverage is stable, it's reliable, if you've signed up you can count on it being there for you".

Trump has nominated Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to be HHS Secretary, and Price is scheduled to appear before the Senate Committee on Finance on Tuesday, January 24. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of ME introduced another proposal ahead of this week's GOP gathering.

Cassidy and fellow Republican Sen.

All uninsured people in states that opt into the new GOP plan will be automatically enrolled in the default option plan.

It looks like American citizens will not have very long to make plans to get new insurance after Donald Trump, 70, became president on January 20.

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According to Cassidy, the bill also includes a focus on population health. "He will make decision that are best for the patient", he stated.

It seems that Congressional leaders are set on repealing the ACA, but with no replacement plan in place, millions of children could be left vulnerable.

At this time, we recommend that you continue to work on your 1095 reporting for the 2016 plan year, prepare to issue ACA-required reports, and file them as of the current deadline.

Collins added, "I believe there has been a sea change in attitudes on how we should approach this dilemma".

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