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Democrats to Battle Trump-Backed Health Plan, Whilst Republicans Claims It's Just the First Step [VIDEO]

Update Date: Mar 10, 2017 08:14 AM EST

Top US doctors' organization and House democrats voiced their opposition against the Republican-backed American Health Care Act under President Donald Trump's administration. Although a few conservative Republicans are still skeptical with the provisions of the new bill, the bill's fate remains uncertain, although it is considered as just a first step in overhauling the US health care system.

In a report posted in Reuters, seven hospital groups including the America's Essential Hospitals, the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States aired their disagreement to the Trump-backed American Health Care Act. They are writing a letter to the lawmakers seeking favor for a US health care that would be affordable for people, including the elderly, children and the disabled.

The Republicans are in control of both the chambers of the Congress and the White House, but some conservative republicans are claiming that the new health bill shouldn't be a full repeal but a bill that will set up new entitlement programs. Meanwhile, Democrats are keen in kicking the bill claiming that is just a gift for the wealthy and would take away millions of insurances from Americans.

CNBC reveals that the new American Health Care Act is just the first step of the Trump administration to provide a new US health care program for the nation. According to current US Health Secretary Tom Price, the proposed bill will include certain changes, such as allowing health insurance to be sold across different state lines while lowering drug costs in the process. More action will be added in the future but details were not revealed by the secretary.

Meanwhile, doctors and Democrats are certain that the bill will just cause many patients to lose insurance and raise US health care cost in the process. Drastic changes that will be implemented to Medicaid, the US health insurance program, will gravely affect the poor.


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