GOP: Yes Irene We Have A Plan!

Repeal and Replace…..repeal and replace……the chants of the Right and of course few have any idea of what they protest…..

But we were promised that as soon as we elected Trump as the leader of the free world then everything would change around Obamacare…after a month of his constant Tweeting we may have an idea of what their dynamite plan will be…..

House Republicans want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies, Medicaid expansion, and individual mandate, according to a leaked draft of a bill to repeal ObamaCare. The bill, which was obtained by Politico, would give money to states to cover some people with pre-existing conditions and replace subsidies with tax credits based on age rather than income. As it stands, people under 30 would get a $2,000 tax credit, while people over 60 would get $4,000. Vox, which has an in-depth explanation of the bill, reports that sets up the possibility that tax credits would mostly benefit richer Americans, who are typically older. But insurance, as laid out in the bill, would overall be better for younger, healthier people than older people. And it would still be possible to refuse coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

House Republicans plan to pay for their healthcare plan by restricting tax breaks on employer health plans. This is a version of ObamaCare’s “Cadillac tax,” which was opposed by businesses, unions—and Republicans. The draft bill is likely to change as it passes through various committees. Meanwhile, ObamaCare is more popular than it’s been in seven years. A survey released Friday shows 48% have a favorable view of the ACA compared to 42% with a negative view, US News reports. That’s a sizable turn around from December, when only 43% viewed it favorably and 46% viewed it negatively. According to USA Today, nearly 50% of people polled were worried a family member would lose coverage if the ACA is repealed.

There it is…..a possible plan to make health care available to the people of this country…..

I did not particularly like Obamacare either….but this is just too much crap in a can……..

All I can say is….enjoy your next illness it could be your last.

But there is a way for an adequate health plan and for Trump’s promises to be fulfilled…….

Cut the bureaucratic mess.

Reduce costs.

Expand coverage.

Make it great.

President Donald Trump put forth a good number of lofty promises on healthcare on the 2016 campaign trail. A new analysis released Tuesday reveals there’s only one way to achieve them: Enact a single-payer, Medicare-for-All system.

Source: ‘Medicare for All’ Only Way for Trump to Keep Healthcare Promises | Common Dreams

Or this article…..

Proposals floated by Republican leaders won’t achieve President Trump’s campaign promises of more coverage, better benefits, and lower costs, but a single-payer reform would, according to a commentary published today [Tuesday, Feb. 21] in Annals of Internal Medicine, one of the nation’s most prestigious and widely cited medical journals.

Source: Single-Payer Reform is ‘the Only Way to Fulfill the President’s Pledge’ on Health Care: Annals of Internal Medicine Commentary | Common Dreams

Source: Amid GOP Attacks on Health Care, the Movement for Single Payer Is Growing

A solution for this issue is NOT rocket science…..the solution is a simple one if not controlled by insurance companies or big Pharma….but sense our country is run by lobbyists and morons… appears harder than it is…..


15 thoughts on “GOP: Yes Irene We Have A Plan!

  1. I’ll have to see how this is worded and implemented. We need the cost of insurance to be lowered. Right now, even ACA government insurance plans are unafforable for the poor. I know; I attempted to enroll in the cheapest one and it was over $1000 a month! That’s not afforable.

    I like the idea of a tax credit, but it shouldn’t be based on age, and I’d like to see if the wording will permit ALL Americans to receive it, not just those with high incomes. I would also like ACA’s penalties for not carrying insurance to be eliminated. People shouldn’t be fined for not being insured.

      1. Those with a very high income, not even middle class. Even so, I there are many aspects of the ACA that I don’t care for. I do love that those with pre-existing conditions can’t be denied coverage under the ACA. That’s wonderful. Even so, as someone in the low-income bracket the ACA has not effected me positively. In fact, relatives and associates have had their premiums increased astronomically and been fined for being uninsured due to the ACA.

    1. Crap! Hit the wrong button…..I still like the Medicare for all…the program is already in place and NO need to spend cash top set it up…everyone pays into it as they do now and benefits are there and already part of the process….chuq

      1. Oh I agree…that is why I say use it as it is as a template…no thought required the program is already up and working….chuq

  2. There are multiple countries that have a universal healthcare system similar to the proposed “Medicare-for-all” here to where we can determine what works and doesn’t work to make our implementation of the system better. It won’t be perfect, nothing that is a “for-all” system is ever perfect. If I had MFA available to me and it was cheaper than what I pay now through my employer for the same (or better) coverage, it’s a no-brainer. My gut is telling me that nothing proposed by the Republicans to replace ACA as it currently exists will be anything but bad for the country.

      1. Not that I’m aware of, I know they’re moderated and until approved, don’t show up on the site. I’ll reach out to the Admin and find out if there’s an issue.

  3. Your multi-layered health care system is confusing to foreigners like me. Over here, we have a relatively straightforward system. Everyone pays a percentage of their income, and receives equal health care. If you want a better room, better food, or a quicker admission, you have the right to pay (a lot of money) for those extra benefits, by using the private sector if you want to.
    For most people, the ordinary health service woks well, and despite many problems dealing with an aging population, and struggling to get extra funds, it continues to be better than in many other countries.
    It seems to me to be a simple enough solution, one that the USA could easily adopt.
    Regards, Pete.

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