U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) says the health care reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this month needs to be changed to include coverage for pre-existing conditions and Medicaid expansion.

Alaska and ME are two examples of states that have created their own high-risk pools, which are tailored to the unique populations of their states and spread the cost and the risk of this population broadly.

ObamaCare architect Dr. Zeke Emanuel on Friday discussed why the GOP health care bill is doomed to fail, and what would really help lower health care premiums. According to a recent report, "women have unique health care needs - and almost half of all women have an ongoing condition requiring regular monitoring, care, or medication".

The evening session came as Republican senators have begun closed-door meetings aimed at crafting a GOP bill scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law. For starters, it would cut $900 billion from Medicaid over 10 years.

One of my top priorities is to pass legislation to replace the broken health care system created by the so-called Affordable Care Act, with one that makes health care affordable and accessible for Coloradans. Some say the House plan to halt federal funding for new expansion enrollees in 2020 is too harsh and want a longer sunset of the program.

Yes indeed, it's called universal health care and everyone in Australia is covered.

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Many "pragmatic" opponents to Medicare-for-all on the left acknowledge single-payer would be better, but they oppose pushing for it because they claim it is politically impossible to get a majority in Congress to vote against the health care industry. "We need comprehensive health care coverage for everyone".

Like any employer-sponsored health insurance, members don't have to use it.

"Affordable health care is something every American should have access to, but this proposal is truly "Code Red" for this country's entire health care system", the Utica lawmaker added. And while they earn more than the federal poverty level, they are well below what is considered minimal household income levels.

"The Republicans have literally locked the Democrats out of the negotiations over the Senate health care bill", Warren said.

Another Indivisible activist equated paying for the essential benefit to a societal good of property owners who pay taxes that go toward public schools, but don't have children who go there. And in so doing, Blum and others are understating the impact of the bill that, if enacted, could drop millions from their insurance by next year. The Senate would have a new bill, which then would have to be reconciled between the House and Senate and then that reconciliation bill would have to be approved again by both the House and Senate.