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ObamaCare-premiums impact on the midterm elections
Dr. Nicole sapphire speaks on ‘Fox & Friends First.’
Congressional Republicans seem poised to have another shot at repeal and ObamaCare — during a critical election year in which health insurance, the Democrats blame the GOP for the escalation of the cost to replace.
A coalition of conservative groups have for months, was allegedly working behind the scenes to draft a measure which would, in the Congress, and more precisely, that garner would have some cross-party support and will get through the Senate, where the repeal and replace effort, led by President of the Trump and virtually every elected Republican in Washington, failed in July 2017.
Several people familiar with the new effort, said this week that they are senators willing to sponsor the legislation, and expressed confidence that their state is passed based plan, where others have failed.
Democrats, in their attempt to win control of the house and in a longshot bid for the Senate, have argued in fact that the Republicans’ step dismantling of ObamaCare — the Obama-era law, more formally known as the 2010 Affordable Care Act — led to escalating costs of premium.
“The efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act will lead to increases in the premiums … so the Americans are squeezed, said with rising health care costs,” Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, the Chairman of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, on Wednesday to journalists in Washington.
Former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum is behind an effort by conservative groups to try to sell during the 2018 midterms, and replace ObamaCare
He spoke a day after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said ObamaCare premiums were projected to increase next year by an average of 15 percent, in part because of the repeal of the law individual mandate. The mandate imposes a tax penalty on Americans to buy the failed health insurance.
The full details of the new repeal-and-replace efforts of the coalition — known as the Health Policy Consensus Group — are expected to be released soon, according to The Wall Street Journal.
But the conservative think-tank Heritage Foundation, has helped to spearhead the efforts, already seems to have a “way forward” document about the health care in the year 2018, the legislative Plan.
Among the highlights are the reduction of costs and improvement of patient decisions, giving States great flexibility in the offer of plans, as well as the establishment of a “federal railings” so that the Americans can choose private cover, if you don’t like the government options.
The Foundation, says the “new way” would build on the reform plan offered last year by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina; Bill Cassidy of Louisiana; Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Dean Heller of Nevada.
The plan is also supported, allegedly, by former Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum and has been crafted with the help of the American Enterprise Institute and the Galen Institute.
Sources said last week that the plan would include love, financial help for low-income residents, an effort that could help garner some democratic support, particularly from senators facing re-election in swing states or conservative-leaning.
However, the trailer also faced with the challenge of always Republican leaders of the GOP-controlled Senate to vote on such laws, considering that the chamber has repeatedly not passed such legislation after the eviction of the house.
“The legislature does not like his own mistake,” said a source familiar with the effort.
The GOP leaders have also pointed out that you want to have more significant legislation during the mid-term elections.
Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate. To win Democrats to take about 23 seats, control of the house.