SACRAMENTO – The California Department Commissioner Dave Jones said that the “Trumpcare” repeal and replace plan is bad for California and for Americans.
The statement came from Jones following the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as “Trumpcare”. Trumpcare is the House GOP proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as “Obamacare”.
“The CBO’s independent, non-partisan and objective analysis shows that the House GOP proposal will not even come close to delivering on their promises,” said Commissioner Jones in a written statement.
Jones continued to say that the analysis shows that 14 million Americans will be cut off from health coverage in 2018, and by 2026, that will rise to 24 million. According to Jones, the ACA helped more Americans become insured than at any time in the nation’s history. Through the ACA, 20 million previously uninsured obtained health insurance.
“Under the House GOP proposal, that progress will be abandoned, and reversed,” said Jones. If the AHCA is accepted as proposed, it will place caps on federal Medicaid assistance to states and the tax credits to working families. It also proposes to eliminate the cost-sharing assistance that half of those getting a premium subsidy through Covered California get.
“It raises the price of insurance for seniors and eliminates essential benefits requirements,” said Jones. “This flawed proposal puts coverage out of reach for many who are currently insured, failing to deliver on President Trump’s promise of ‘insurance for everybody.'”
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