AFP outlines problems with failed American Health Care Act

AFP said it will work with lawmakers to craft a more complete health bill than the AHCA.
AFP said it will work with lawmakers to craft a more complete health bill than the AHCA. | Contributed
The American Health Care Act as it was structured before failing to reach a vote would not have been enough to provide Americans the coverage expected at an affordable cost, according to Americans for Prosperity. The AHCA is the plan that the Republican Party put forth to replace Obamacare, yet Americans for Prosperity said it had four main objections to the bill.

The first problem was that the refundable tax credits were too much like Obamacare’s subsidies, which are both entitlement programs, the organization said.

Another problem AFP stated was that insurance regulations and mandates would remain unchanged. With Obamacare, insurance premiums increased and low-cost plans were scarce, something the Republican bill would fail to change, according to AFP.

The AFP also cited the delay for Medicaid expansion as an additional drawback to the GOP plan.

The final complaint the AFP expressed over the GOP health bill was that the Cadillac Tax would only be delayed until 2026, not repealed.

Before the bill stalled, the AFP stated that it “cannot support the GOP plan in its current form. We can, and will, stand with principled lawmakers who will oppose the House health care bill and continue to fight for solutions that provide people the choices and control they want, the affordability they need and the quality they deserve.”

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