Republican health bill has a few problems.
But its flaws aren’t the only ones that have left it vulnerable to attacks from the left.
As Democrats prepare to launch a major push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans will need to work to fix them.
But that won’t be easy.
We’re on the road to health reform.
What can they do to get it done?
Here are the seven big questions that Republicans will face going into the 2018 midterm elections:How to fix health care?1.
Fix the law: Republican senators have pledged to repeal Obamacare.
But they have yet to explain how they plan to replace it, or how they’ll pay for it.
And they’re already facing opposition from the health care industry, which has complained that the GOP is cutting off a key funding source for the program.
The problem for Republicans is that the law has a massive enrollment problem: About 22 million Americans don’t have insurance, and more than half of them are older than 65.
That means the number of people who would qualify for subsidies would likely shrink.
This would make it more difficult for Republicans to repeal a law they haven’t yet fully figured out how to replace.
But the party could easily address this by allowing states to opt out of the individual mandate, which requires people to buy insurance or pay a fine.
That would allow insurers to charge sicker people more and younger people less.2.
Fix Obamacare’s individual mandate: Many people don’t want to be required to buy health insurance, so Republicans are seeking ways to make the mandate less punitive.
Some states have already adopted this approach, but others are considering their options.
Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has said that she’d like to “make the individual market more generous” and would also seek to repeal some of the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.3.
Fix Medicare: Medicare is a key component of the Affordable Health Care Act.
The Medicare program pays for about 80% of the costs of health care, and many people don the program to help pay for health insurance.
A Republican bill would remove Medicare’s coverage guarantee and force people to pay for private health insurance instead.
The Republican senators who are leading the charge against this bill are also proposing to end Medicare’s guaranteed payments to hospitals.
In some states, such as West Virginia, this could be disastrous.4.
Fix Medicaid: A lot of people are worried that Republicans’ repeal of the Medicaid expansion is going to cause an increase in the cost of Medicaid, which helps low-income people afford coverage.
This is a concern because people often don’t pay much for Medicaid and that could mean fewer people who qualify for the payments.
The GOP has also been talking about a way to repeal and replace the ACA, but it’s unclear if they’ll be able to pass such a sweeping bill.
The CBO has estimated that a single-payer system would cost about $5 trillion over the next decade.5.
Fix prescription drug prices: While some Republicans have touted their desire to keep drug prices from skyrocketing, they’ve yet to offer an exact plan.
In the past, they have suggested that people could get cheaper drugs by buying smaller, generic drugs.
This week, Republican Sen.-elect Rob Portman of Ohio proposed to lower the cost per dose of some medicines, but the idea is not widely supported by the pharmaceutical industry.
Some Republicans are also looking to allow insurance companies to charge higher premiums to people with preexisting conditions, something the drug industry says is an attempt to make coverage more affordable for those with pre