Barack Obama defends Affordable Care Act as House prepares to repeal it

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Tim Walz announced on Monday he plans to vote against the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The congressman supports a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and legislation that eliminates insurance mandates.

Demonstrators said lives, jobs, and the economy are all at stake if the Affordable Care Act is axed. The bill would impose an "age tax" on older Americans. It is important that even though we seek to abolish the ACA, we ask that our elected leaders like Sens. Some Republicans believe the government shouldn't be involved in health insurance at all, so they dislike the AHCA for the opposite reason as those angry constituents: they say it doesn't go far enough, and they should hold out for full repeal. "There are certain cities that actually benefit from it, they happen to be more affluent and older". We must not be stuck between competing for profit health insurance schemes.

Plus we are not sure how numerous GOP plan will become reality. That explains why AHCA is the only thing President Donald Trump won't put his name on. He has stated, "Press is making it look so wonderful so that, if we end it, everyone's going to say, 'Oh, remember how great Obamacare used to be? It was so great".

WMBD/WYZZ talked with local medical groups regarding the Affordable Care Act.

His pledge has been met with a deluge of criticism by Democrats and some Republicans, who say 24 million Americans will lose health care coverage under a new GOP backed proposal.

Obama also took the opportunity to directly call on his successor and his party to work in a bipartisan way to improve the American health care system.

For some members of the GOP, apparently not.

The ACA penalty will keep more insured because the consequences are more immediate. However, those representatives have some responsibility to the people, and those stakeholders in the healthcare industry, do not like the replacement. But this bill would mean higher prices, less coverage, and billions in tax breaks for big drug and insurance companies.

In Virginia according to CIFA policy analyst Michael Cassidy, 31 percent or more of the 327,000 people covered by the ACA in Virginia would lose their coverage under the Republican plan.

Millions of other Americans will be forced to pay more for less and worse coverage.