U.S. Congress American Health Care Act may leave 51 million uninsured by 2026

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Vocal and clear about his opinion, a De Anza College student lambasted Trump’s plans to modify the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a new act called the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACHA) that would increase the number of uninsured citizens in the U.S. by 23 million to 51 million.
Josh Neuliep, 20, Political Science major, was wringing his fingers while avoiding attacking Trump as a person as he discusses a new Republican plan to reduce government costs and remove the pre-existing condition coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act June 7, 2017.    
Neuliep is one of many students on campus who will be adversely affected by these restrictions on the ACA.    “I have a pre-existing condition,” he said, adding that if this passes costs of his insurance will rise and people who need the coverage will turn to a required but cheap plan that will not cover their condition. “This is life or death,” he said.  
The original ACA passed during the Obama administration in 2010 requires insurers to accept all applicants, cover a specific list of conditions and charge the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex.

"This is life or death"
The proposed changes to the ACA from the AHCA would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the coming decade but it would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 23 million by 2026 according to a cost estimate released by the Congressional Budget Office on May 24, 2017, undoing nearly all of the progress made in insurance over the Obama era.
Arrezo Azimzadeh, 19, Forensic Psychology, grimaced when informed of the possible change June 9, 2017 in the second-floor study area of De Anza college’s MLC. She says said that while she doesn’t have a preexisting condition her father does, “My dad will need healthcare, but they’re going to make it crazy expensive,” she said.
Rico Arredondo, 22, psychology major said he was also unhappy with the ACHA plan “We’ve been working hard to help protect everyone and they’re just taking more money the poor needed again. Same as it ever was.” He said that he was wary of being required to have a health insurance plan at first but realized the benefit to being in a collective safety net. “If we all pitch in we can live healthier and safer lives,” he said.
The ACA has caused a significant reduction in the number of people without health insurance, with 26 million people covered relative to before the act by 2016, if this piece of legislation is repealed or replaced it could end lives.

The developing legislation has been stirring up trouble for House and Senate republicans as reporters are being denied access to Senate hallway interviews "ALERT: Reporters at Capitol have been told they are not allow to film interviews with senators in hallways, contrary to years of precedent," NBC's Kasie Hunt wrote.

Typing up responses on June 10, 2017, a CEO that wished not to be named online, says that that he thinks he might save money under Trump’s plan. “Well, the guy is a businessman, and I like that,” he said. He says that Obamacare cost him a lot of money but wouldn’t comment on how much. He added that he understood leaving out the pre-existing condition exception saying: “Those people cost the system so much more.”  It seems that some support for the ACHA exists in some business minded people. Scott Herlter, Gym instructor at De Anza college had the same thoughts, shaking his head "I know they're going to make it cheaper," he said, that's what mattered even when asked about the 24 million new uninsured by 2026. What do you think? Please leave a comment and discuss respectfully. Disclaimer: This article and blog were posted as an educational exercise and should legally be considered as such, all material used under the education clause of fair use.
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