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Here's how Trumpcare will hurt you if you have a pre-existing condition

Here's how Trumpcare will hurt you if you have a pre-existing condition

The whole issue of health care and health insurance has become a cash cow for politicians to purchase votes and support from unwitting voters. However, the bill faces a hard path through the Republican-controlled state Senate, and economists have conflicting views on how it would affect spending and taxation.

Sens. Rob Portman and Pat Toomey have been trying to strike a compromise that bridges disagreements between Republican moderates who want to keep Medicaid expansion and conservatives who want to rapidly eliminate it and rein in spending. The community rating limits the amount of money health insurance companies can charge because of age, health and gender. Above is just a summary of some of the main goals of this act but the one I will focus on in this article is the impact that the act will have on OTC medications, as they play a significant role in pharmacy and overall self-care. The Senate now is considering the bill, which would change Obamacare's subsidy method, as well as funding levels for Medicaid, the joint federal-state program covering mainly poor Americans.

"Maintaining flexibility through the Medicaid program is critical to the commonwealth's ability to provide coverage for the needy", Baker, a former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, said following the May 4 House vote on the ACA repeal.

Under the original version of the AHCA (not the revised version the House passed), it was projected that 24 million fewer Americans would have healthcare coverage.

Who are these House Republicans really representing in Congress?

The New York Health Act would ensure that every New Yorker has access to health care.

The House debate focused on allowing states to get waivers to ACA provisions that mandated health insurers cover essential benefits and pre-existing conditions.

The new analysis also identifies a second group of people who could be at risk of higher premiums: those with pre-existing conditions now buying their own insurance.

"Some people with a gap will ultimately regain coverage through an employer-based plan or Medicaid, and would not be subject to premium surcharges based on their health", the study said.

"As a effect in high risk pools, insurance becomes far too expensive for those who need it", said Cheung, who represent hospitals, medical groups and physicians.

ME has been held up as an example of a state that had a high-risk pool that worked, prior to enactment of the ACA.

Several insurance companies, however, have said the uncertainty caused by Republican efforts to repeal the law have led them to either pull out of the markets or raise their rates for next year.


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