Paul Ryan said yesterday he is seeking changes to the American Health Care Act to provide more assistance to older Americans.
“We believe we should have even more assistance — and that’s one of the things we’re looking at — for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs," Ryan told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.
Ryan says he feels very good about the bill's prospects ahead of a House vote, scheduled for Thursday.
"We believe we should have even more assistance. And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs," he said.
AARP (formerly the American Association for Retired Persons) has also come out against the American Health Care Act, citing a provision which would allow insurers to raise premiums for older Americans to rates five times higher than they charge younger workers provided state regulations allow it.
Obamacare had successfully capped this ratio, known as the “age rating,” at 3 to 1.
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