The GOP’s healthcare bill will help women by lifting them out of poverty and giving them more access to healthcare, but the details are still a mystery.
GOP leaders unveiled their proposal to overhaul the healthcare system on Monday, calling it the “GST Con” — for the Guaranteed Annual Payment — and touting it as the most comprehensive effort yet to create a national healthcare system.
Republicans say they have a plan to “pay for the cost of the Affordable Care Act,” which will likely cost $7 trillion over the next decade.
But it’s unclear how much of that will come from a single tax cut and how much from other initiatives.
For instance, the tax credits Trump has been touting are not part of the bill, which will be paid for with an expanded version of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Instead, Republicans are touting a new tax credit called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which would be expanded and would provide $3,000 for each adult to be able to take the cash benefit to help them afford health care.
This new benefit is intended to help women.
But the GOP plan is also a huge departure from past Republican proposals.
The ACA requires insurers to cover birth control, mammograms, and other preventive care.
The GOP bill would replace that requirement with a new mandate that insurers cover the full cost of all health care, including drugs, devices, and surgeries, but not just those they provide for themselves.
Women would have to pay full price for those procedures, but it’s also unclear how the GOP would determine whether women are receiving adequate care or not.
For example, there’s been confusion about the Medicaid expansion in the GOP bill, and the number of women who qualify for it, because it’s based on the income of the individual and not on their income.
According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, women under age 65 would pay an average of $13,500 less for the Medicaid program than they would for private insurance under the ACA.
The Republican bill also contains a new provision called the “Prevention Tax Credit,” which was created to help pay for preventive care and prescription drugs, but Republicans have said it would only apply to the purchase of drugs from health insurers.
It’s unclear what the tax credit would be used for.
For the Affordable Childcare Tax Credit, the GOP is calling it “Childcare Tax Credits,” but there’s no official name for it.
The bill also provides an additional $300 billion in spending for preschool, a tax credit that’s designed to be paid directly to mothers and their children.
The new tax credits are also not part, and only the GOP has been making them available for purchase, but they were a key part of past GOP proposals.
This is a major shift in GOP policy from the ACA, which has made coverage affordable for most families, but still requires them to pay for some preventive care like breast exams, screenings, and pap smears.
The Congressional Budget Act of 2017, which was passed by the House on May 17, says that the tax cuts will help families with “poverty wages,” which includes people with low incomes and single mothers.
the Congressional Budget and Policy Center, the bill would “provide the largest single-payer tax cut since Ronald Reagan’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act.”
Republicans say the tax cut will pay for itself by expanding Medicaid and giving low-income families more access in areas like mental health, education, and job training.
The House passed the bill last month, but Senate Democrats blocked the bill from being considered by the Senate in order to make sure it didn’t pass the House.
The Democratic plan included a $2,000 tax credit for families making under $50,000 a year, but that provision was blocked from being added to the bill because it would have affected women earning under $40,000.
The CBO estimates that under the GOP tax plan, women would pay for only 15% of the cost for birth control.
That’s because women already have access to many forms of birth control and many women don’t have to buy new products.
It is also unclear whether women would be able get birth control at a pharmacy under the Republican bill.
In a separate CBO report, the CBO said that the bill will give women access to birth control in a way that does not affect coverage for birth-control implants.
However, the report also said that, because the tax breaks are not tied to coverage, they could be taken away.
In addition, there are other policy issues that have been disputed by the CBO, like how to handle preexisting conditions, the number and cost of Medicaid and subsidies for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and how to pay to help low- and moderate-income people afford healthcare.
In all, there have been a number of other questions raised about the GOP healthcare plan.
Republicans have tried to deflect criticism by pointing to the fact that the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which is made up of centrist Democrats, was able to