Ryan: GOP health bill needs to do more for older population: 3 key notes
House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Fox News the American Health Care Act needs to provide more assistance for older Americans, Politico reports.
Here's what you should know.
1. A recent Congressional Budget Office estimate claimed older Americans would pay higher premiums under the AHCA.
2. Secretary Ryan said on Fox News, that even though the bill provides "market freedom and regulatory relief," through HHS incentives for 50- and 60-year-old Americans, he believes the government should "be offering more assistance than what the bill currently does."
3. Speaker Ryan said the GOP is working to increase tax credits for low-income and older Americans, while also working to implement work requirements for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.
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