Sen. Baldwin has ‘grave' concerns for GOP health plan

No timetable for the Senate to vote
Posted at 7:53 PM, May 09, 2017

Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she has "grave" concerns about the GOP health care plan.
There is no time table in the Senate for a vote to repeal and replace the affordable care act. Baldwin says the GOP House plan is a step backward for three reasons.
She says it gives huge tax breaks to the wealthy. It does not fix the rising costs of premiums and deductibles and it leaves people with pre existing conditions wondering if they will have coverage and if they can afford it.

She believes Republicans and Democrats can find some common ground on a better plan.
“What I think we can agree on is, that costs continue to rise, premiums are too high, deductibles are increasing and we would like to see more competition," Baldwin said. "The cost of prescriptions are going through the roof. Why don't we work together on those issues and keep the protections, the hard fought and won protections."
Before the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare Wisconsin was one of three dozen states that covered people with pre existing conditions with a high risk pool which states could set up under the House GOP plan.
But Baldwin believes that plan will be too expensive, even though Republicans set aside billions of dollars to help pay for premiums.


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