They will not receive any support from Democratic senators or the Senate’s two independents, but they can count on support from Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie, if needed. The bill does not define rape as a pre-existing condition , though sexual assault victims could face higher insurance costs because of resulting trauma or sexually transmitted diseases.
The A.C.A. raised the income thresholds for eligibility to Medicaid, allowing individuals and families with incomes just above the poverty line to qualify for the program. There are many areas in the health workforce that can be changed to optimize the cost, access, and quality of health care delivery in the United States, which is why workforce needs to be our top priority in health care reform.
Democrats said the Republicans’ failure to include women in the working group showed that they were politically clueless. I care deeply about people with pre-existing conditions. Tens of thousands of people in Arizona have gained coverage through the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and Mr. McCain was planning to propose amendments to the bill to protect his constituents.
Senators from throughout the conference have been working on solutions,” Mr. Popp said. And third, Republican and Democratic staff have been meeting with the parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, to determine which provisions in the House bill, or which provisions that might be in the McConnell substitute, comply with Senate rules.
From another vantage point, one with political significance, maps created by the Kaiser Family Foundation show how individuals of different ages and incomes would fare if the AHCA replaces Obamacare. Phil Scott of Vermont, who won election in November even as Hillary Clinton carried his state by more than 20 percentage points, said the bill could cripple the health care system in Vermont.