The truth is, we don’t really know.
The house voted on this bill before getting the analysis of who it will effect or what it is going to cost. The score has yet to come out from the Congressional Budget Office, which is the non-partisan agency that maps out the impact bills like this will have.
The CBO’s report for the first attempt at a repeal and replace stated that 24 million people will become uninsured.
So What’s the Difference with this Bill?
In an amendment brought in by Rep. Tom MacArthur, it allows states to opt out of the coverage for pre-existing conditions that was required with Obamacare.
If a state does opt out it means that if someone with a pre-existing condition lets his or her healthcare laps by 63 days, insurers can then charge that person whatever they want.
However, if the state does this it is required to provide some sort of fail-safe to help those people with coverage.
Rep. Fred Upton has introduced an amendment that will provide $8 billion over 5 years for high-risk pools that will help cover these “uninsurable” people.
AARP speculates that this could raise premiums by up tp $25,000.
It also allows states to opt out of Obamacare’s “Essential Health Benefits,” which required coverage for things like hospitalization, prescription drugs and maternity care.
What’s the Same as the First Bill?
There are quite a few things that have stayed the same as Trump’s first healthcare bill. It gets rid of the subsidiaries for those how don’t have coverage through their jobs instead, those people will now get tax credits.
It also gets rid of the penalty for not having coverage and cuts Medicaid.
Some policy experts think that the changes from Obamacare to this will price many people out of the market.
Now the bill will move on to the Senate, where the Republicans can only lose two votes and get it to pass.