Trump's right about health care - in Australia

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The House approved the overall proposal on May 4, and since then Senate Republicans have set up a working group to dig into the bill and see if they can make changes to appease their moderate members enough to win approval.

According to a report from National Public Radio, the measure would eliminate penalties for failing to buy health insurance.

Congressional analysts estimate that 24 million more Americans would be uninsured by 2026, including 14 million by next year. "Instead of trying to change the House's "repeal and replace" legislation, which has an uncertain path to the President's desk, you could instead choose to work with us on a bipartisan health reform package that can garner 60 votes in the Senate and pass the House with Republican and Democratic votes". The amendment does not include any references to sexual assault or domestic violence, and would not allow sexual assault or domestic violence to be classified as pre-existing conditions.

Recently the U.S. House of Representatives passed what they termed the repeal and replace solution to the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare), known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA or Trumpcare).

Under the American Health Care Act, a 27-year-old earning that amount would pay $1,190, or about 6 percent of annual income.

Reflecting the philosophical divide among Republicans, senators such as Rand Paul of Kentucky want to strictly limit the government's involvement in health care, and are opposed to any subsidies. "We have more with existing conditions, pre-existing conditions; they're in jeopardy of not being able to get coverage, and just every demographic; it's just a frightful situation", Manchin said. Bill Cassidy and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) sponsored a bill that would enable auto-enrollment in health care. Children would be especially adversely affected under the legislation, which makes the celebratory mood at the White House last week particularly unseemly. Further, the study says that people will care more about individual health care costs than the total number of people who will lose insurance.

Now, a bill was quickly passed with little study, discussion or regard for its implications. It also ends Medicaid expansion by 2020.

"It's painfully obvious that the Affordable Care Act is not working", Cole said.

But Price insisted Sunday, "There are no cuts to the Medicaid program", adding that resources were being apportioned "in a way that allows states greater flexibility". A Kaiser analysis found that 27 percent of all Americans under the age of 65 have pre-existing medical conditions.

Senate Republicans have tried to be clear: They respect the White House's opinions on policy and process, but need to be given the time to hash out a bill themselves.