Believe it or not, there was a time in this nation's history when vigorous public debate occurred over whether government should provide and fund any kind of public education, much less one beyond the eighth grade.
"I think a lot of carriers have planned to stay in the market even with understanding there might not be (cost sharing reduction payments) and the mandate (to buy insurance is) not going to be enforced the way it was a year ago, but I think all of them would say, 'Nothing's final yet, we're still considering our options, '" Hempstead said.
She also said that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price may back the idea of reinstating a federal ACA reinsurance program that protected insurers from high-cost claims during 2014, 2015 and 2016.
"The Affordable Care Act has made American stronger and healthier, but there will always be more work to do", Lewis added.
"There is no doubt whatsoever that premiums in the individual insurance market would go up", said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. But some say the bill is not entirely dead and could be revived at a later date.
Starting in 2014, members and their staffs had to use federal or state health care exchanges instead of the coverage that is available to most government workers. McCain cast the deciding vote against the bill. Why not let his caucus vote on straight repeal, and prove it can't pass?
KEITH: Get something through the Senate, get a small win, keep the fight going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But it couldn't get the support. "Demand another vote before voting on any other bill!" But, rather than give up, those governors put significant pressure on their senators to kill any Obamacare replacement that failed to maintain the Medicaid expansion.
As Politico notes, "GOP House members lit into their Senate counterparts Friday, fingering them - and only them - for the death of a seven-year campaign promise".
In the Senate, though, there is no base left to be tinkered with.
"Unfortunately", Ryan said, "the Senate was unable to reach a consensus". You won't hear me say this often, but they're right...
When asked what they think Congress should do next, most Americans picked other priorities such as tax reform, foreign relations and infrastructure.
Wall Street's apparent indifference to the possibility that Republicans would succeed in repealing the ACA shows how the for-profit health industry largely has separated itself from the law's fate.
"That's the only thing that our Republicans have been able to agree on", he continued.
On Friday morning, Schumer. He was already talking about paving a new path forward, citing a yet-to-be-seen bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. And I don't deny there have been some positives resulting from Obamacare, which is also why I don't think it should be scrapped entirely.
This annotated photograph of the Senate floor last night is brilliant. He said the "Republican Senate must get rid of 60 vote NOW!" But our country only narrowly avoided disaster, and many in the House and Senate are still determined to repeal the Affordable Care Act, no matter the cost.
This week, the senate will be called to vote on a health care plan that will change the lives of at least 32 million people.
"What McCain did was hard". Susan Collins of ME and Rand Paul of Kentucky in opposition. " "Murkowski and Collins were the only Republicans to vote against a motion to proceed with the health care bill debate".
But from 2010 (when the Affordable Care Act was signed) through 2015, the Dow Jones went up from under 11,000 to nearly 18,000.
If you are of the mindset quality health insurance is a privilege and not a right, then Obamacare or any version of it should be abolished entirely.