Jun. 22, 2017 Better Care Reconciliation Act

On Jun. 22, 2017 NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben reported “Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill” about the Better Care Reconciliation Act that will leave millions of poor people without health insurance coverage. “Larry Levitt, a health policy expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation, summed up his thoughts on the bill on Twitter on Thursday: “In broad strokes, the Senate bill is just like the House: Big tax cuts, big cut in federal heath spending, big increase in the uninsured.” As with the House bill, the Senate proposal also allows insurance companies to charge older people five times more than younger people — under the ACA, that ratio is 3 to 1. ”

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