…The longer the GOP American Health Care Act remans on page one and the longer the AFFORDABLE care act (a/k/a – – Obamacare) dominate the news cycle the more AWARE Americans will become to how Trump’s GOP Congre$$ is screwing them…
The Republican House of Horrors Offers a Terrifying Health Care Vision…Republicans have exploited the repeal-and-replace meme with paybacks to some of their wealthiest friends.
While there are legitimate criticisms of the ACA—notably the 28 million still uninsured and its failure to limit escalating out-of-pocket costs—the coverage gains made through the ACA, through Medicaid expansion and the crackdown on insurance abuses, are largely eviscerated by the GOP plan.
Instead we have a plan that again fetishizes a market-based health care fundamentalism that saw the U.S. plummet in a wide array of health care barometers, including infant mortality and life expectancy rates and people skipping needed care due to cost compared to the rest of the developed world, especially before the ACA.
With the hodgepodge plan hurriedly released Monday night, the House majority attempts to straddle growing public support for a government role in establishing health security for the American people and approval of the Tea Party crowd that views any fingerprints of public protection as akin to Satanism.
The bill fails on both counts, while also betraying promises made by candidate Donald Trump that "we’re going to have health care for everybody" that is "far less expensive and far better."
The principal effect of the new bill will be the loss of existing health coverage for tens of millions of people, without any restraints on health care industry pricing practices that add up to massive health insecurity for the American people.
Pretending to retain popular components of the ACA, the bill offers refundable tax credits to replace the ACA subsidies to buy private insurance, temporary continuation of the ACA Medicaid expansion, and requiring insurers to sell insurance to people with pre-existing conditions. But it’s like fools gold, each component sabotaged by the not-so-fine print.
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