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Bipartisanship needed on health care

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Republican health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner R-Colo. on Wednesday at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington

In a blow, the Congressional Budget Office said McConnell's latest bill would produce 22 million additional uninsured people by 2026 and drive up premiums for many older Americans. That legislation would leave 32 million more people without coverage by 2026 and cause premiums to almost double, compared to current law, the CBO found.

Loss of the Affordable Care Act that was popularly called Obamacare would mean a rise of 17 million in 2018 uninsured according to the CBO.

On Monday, after two GOP senators said they would vote against a key procedural vote to bring the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) to the floor, effectively killing the bill, Trump said that Republicans should immediately repeal Obamacare.

Republicans were to meet again Wednesday evening at the White House with President Trump to further discuss a plan to repeal and replace the current health care law.

President Donald Trump urged Senate Republicans earlier Wednesday to find an agreement before Congress breaks for recess in August. Republicans are signaling that a massive rebuilding package, long one of Trump's top priorities, will most likely have to wait until lawmakers overhaul the tax code. 41 percent said repealing and replacing the health care bill is unlikely.

All Democrats are against the plan and Republicans were already down one vote in Sen. The trend would continue, and the lack of available coverage would extend to about three-quarters of the total population by 2026. President Donald Trump and Tom Price, his secretary of health and human services, are likely to make unilateral changes that will undermine the ACA and affect those now covered under it. Media outlets can not let these policy decisions happen in the dark, as they have in the past. The report said while 18 percent favor the repeal even if the law is not replaced at the same time, 34 percent would prefer repealing the law only if it is replaced at the same time. A repeal bill would need to pass both chambers and then be signed by the president. For millions of Americans the future of healthcare looks as uncertain as ever.

Fortunately, others are praising the women for standing up against legislation that would be awful for women's health care. Still, prospects appear cloudy at best as several GOP senators have publicly balked at this plan or reviving an older proposal to repeal Obamacare in two years and work on a replacement in the meantime.

Enacting the legislation would decrease deficits by $473 billion over the next decade, however this doesn't take into account the cost of a replacement plan.

The American people's patience is at the breaking point over Congress' inability to come up with a health care plan.

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