What We Know About The Senate GOP’s Health Care Repeal
June 22, 2017
- The bill is going to hurt people with pre-existing conditions. The bill will allow insurers to offer watered down plans by allowing states to opt out of providing essential health benefits, which cover services like maternity care, substance abuse treatment and mental health care, as well as other provisions that guarantee quality coverage.
- Millions of people are going to lose coverage. The bill puts an end to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and makes even deeper program cuts than the House version, which will be devastating for rural and low-income Americans, the elderly and people with disabilities.
- The bill will hurt the middle class. The Republican bill will reduce subsidies and tax credits that currently help working Americans afford their premiums.
- People’s deductibles and co-pays will go up. The Republican bill will provide people with skimpier plans with fewer protections, which will cause many people to pay more out of pocket for their insurance coverage.
- This is all a big tax cut for the rich. The Republican bill gives billions in tax breaks to the wealthy and special interests, including health insurance companies that pay their CEOs over $500,000.