However, when the 2016 election campaign started, it was discovered that people actually liked at least parts of Obamacare and had grown to expect the government to be involved in health care insurance coverage.
The same argument emerged as the House worked to rewrite the law this year.
It's also important to remember that the health-care plans in the ACA and the AHCA are not necessarily comparable. States could apply for waivers that would allow insurance companies to charge older people more than five times what they charge younger people for the same policy, and they could eliminate the so-called essential health benefits, including maternity care and mental health coverage.
McCaskill contends the unclear signals sent by Trump are undermining the health care system.
Reuters reported that about a dozen Republican governors, led by Gov. John Kasich of OH, are pushing their own proposal crafted in February.
"Significant changes to the [Affordable Care Act] or Medicaid program potentially threaten the ability for millions of Americans to obtain and retain coverage", James L.
In 2016, the exchange lost two of the four insurers that offered plans, HealthyCT and UnitedHealthcare, and almost lost a third.
"Single-payer, I think we should have that debate as a nation", Bertolini said during a private meeting of Aetna employees. Insurance would still be provided through the marketplace, as it now is within exchanges throughout the country.
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"Some people with a gap will ultimately regain coverage through an employer-based plan or Medicaid, and would not be subject to premium surcharges based on their health", the study said.
Conservatives like Cruz are also laying down what they say is a key marker for whether a bill can pass the Senate: "Do premiums go up, or do they go down?"
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., was treated for breast cancer a year ago. "So in many ways this solution is elegant, because it gives people who don't have an option the same options that members of Congress and their staff get" said McCaskill. She said those people would be dramatically impacted by changes proposed in the AHCA.
"A core commitment of mine throughout this process was to ensure those with pre-existing conditions are protected".
Collins and Cassidy said they expected the bipartisan lawmakers to meet again.
"It has driven some of the good staff off because of the expense involved", McCain said.