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Trumpcare will hurt Syracuse more than most other USA cities, study shows

21 March 2017, 02:44 | Megan Pierce

Ryan Looks to Thursday Health Care Vote With More Elder Pay Help

Video: Price on Health Care Finances

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Republican Party is revamping its alternative plan to Obama's health care law to include a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor and boost benefits to older Americans.

"I can not vote for any bill that keeps premiums rising", Cruz said, echoing the concerns of other hard-line lawmakers who want the legislation to undo more of the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates. "He's helping us make sure that we bridge differences with members who are bringing constructive ideas and solutions for how to make this bill better", Ryan said.

Asked about the likelihood of passage, Ryan said, "I feel very good about it, actually".

Trump told reporters in a brief conversation aboard Air Force One that he had meetings about healthcare reform in Florida at the weekend and that the effort to sell the proposal was going well.

The changes that House GOP members are working on this week are expected to address these concerns by providing more generous tax credits for older, low-income Americans, so that they won't lose care once the Obamacare subsidies are repealed.

Allow states to shift Medicaid funding to a block grant sytem.

The lawmaker said he and conservative allies likely have a shot at killing the healthcare legislation, which would put them at odds with a White House that has nothing but good things to say about the Ryan bill. Republicans hold a majority in the chamber but can not afford to have more than 21 defections for the measure to pass. But what we're really talking about is the beginning of Joe Biden's return to the public stage in a promised fight to stop Obamacare opponents from dismantling the health care law that has suddenly become quite popular with a majority of Americans.

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Price acknowledged the tough negotiations, telling ABC's This Week: "It's a fine needle that needs to be thread, there's no doubt about it".

In the Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 majority, prospects for the GOP bill also were uncertain as both moderates and conservatives criticized it. "It's fixable, but it's going to take a lot of work", Cotton said on CNN's State of the Union.

The analysis released last week by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that the House Republican plan would provide less assistance to older, low-income Americans than Obamacare while allowing insurers to charge older customers up to five times more than younger consumers.

Since the Congressional Budget Offie came out with its report, Republicans in support of the health-care bill have attempted to undermine its credibility.

Affordability has been one of the bigger concerns that insurers and hospital groups have raised about the legislation.

The proposed Republican Obamacare replacement plan would hurt the wallets of Syracusans more than residents of nearly every other US city, according to a study.



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