Republican Leaders Propose Health Bill Changes to Help Older People

Republican Leaders Propose Health Bill Changes to Help Older People

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, accompanied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., right, speaks at a news conference following a GOP party conference at the Capitol in Washington, March 15, 2017.


WASHINGTON

Top House Republicans hunting votes for their health care overhaul are proposing amendments aimed at providing more help for older people, curbing Medicaid and accelerating the repeal of some tax increases.

The bill would let people deduct more medical costs from taxes. It would repeal many tax increases boosted by President Barack Obama's 2010 statute this year instead of 2018.

Older and disabled Medicaid recipients would get more generous benefits. But states could impose work requirements on the program.

The bill would let the Senate approve tax credits more generous to people age 50 to 64. Congressional analysts say the current GOP legislation would hit many with big cost increases.

GOP leaders released the changes late Monday, three days ahead of a planned House vote on the bill.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Grand jury expands felony indictment of Wasserman Schultzs former IT aide

Grand jury expands felony indictment of Wasserman Schultzs former IT aide..

17-Aug, 23:57

A former House IT aide who had access to emails and files of dozens of...

Britons joining Kurds to fight IS 'pose security risk' to UK

Britons joining Kurds to fight IS 'pose security risk' to UK..

17-Aug, 04:52

British volunteers fighting against so-called Islamic State in Syria pose...

Number of asylum seekers to Canada up four fold in August

Number of asylum seekers to Canada up four fold in August..

17-Aug, 17:41

A majority of those arriving in the current wave are from Haiti and were...

Brother of Chloe Ayling kidnap suspect in court

Brother of Chloe Ayling kidnap suspect in court..

17-Aug, 12:30

The brother of the alleged captor of British model Chloe Ayling is to...

That Sun in the Sky Episode 106

That Sun in the Sky Episode 106..

02-Feb, 23:44

The following That Sun in the Sky Episode 106 English Sub has been...

The Latest: Hamas says Saudi push to isolate it regrettable

The Latest: Hamas says Saudi push to isolate it regrettable..

07-Jun, 06:36

The Latest on the Gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia and other nations cut...

Corruption charge pressures Brazil's president

Corruption charge pressures Brazil's president..

27-Jun, 00:48

In a scathing 64-page indictment, Brazil's top prosecutor described a...

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live..

25-Apr, 22:25

A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter...