Trump OKs changes in GOP health care bill, winning support

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  • SHP Nipomo, CA
    March 18, 2017 1:27 p.m.

    I understand people in nursing homes will be really affected negatively by Ryan-Trumpcare .
    People ages 50-64 will have unaffordable premiums and insurance companies will get HUGE tax breaks. Sounds like DEATH PANELS.

  • cmsense Kaysville, UT
    March 18, 2017 1:00 p.m.

    Congressman buy their health insurance preFICA, Pre Federal, pre state tax. Are the tax credits offered to the poor equal to the equivalent tax write off congress and employers get? Far from it.

    The GOP cleverly ran on repeal and replace, but never showed the details of their plan. They had 7 years, but no plan till now.

    People should of known, but I don't think they were voting for an almost trillion dollar tax cut for the wealthy and an even larger loss of help for medicaid recipients and subsidies for the poor.

    FYI, the GOP plan is expected to increase deductibles, not shrink them. it continues separate and unequal risk pools, and the individual /markets plans are expected to go up 15-20% next year.

    Get your insurance from your employer, it doesn't touch that.

    Yes, details matter, not a bunch of political spin.

    More choices, code for your plans in the individual market may not cover basic medical needs anymore legally. (Large employee plans, no such ridicoulousness by law}.

    We need one risk pool for all, same tax credits or deductions for all, same plans available for all at the same prices and coverages for all.

    Then medicaid for our most vulnerable citizens.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    March 18, 2017 11:39 a.m.

    No longer "Health care for everyone. Better. Cheaper."

    What about the rural, white Trump voter? Donald Trump has decided he really doesn't care about them. Just like the coal miner with his move to embrace the coal mine owners with allowing dumping sludge into rivers and streams and removing mine safety regulations.

    Make America safe by getting rid of the EPA with the clean air and clean water standards, not to mention being less concerned with worker safety.

    As for public schools? Decimate them in favor of religious and private schools which teach a narrow, culturally-insensitive curriculum.

    If anything, Trump is actively hostile to the middle-class with his tax cuts for the rich in the guise of healthcare. All this takes it in the shorts with Trump using the presidency to spread hostility internationally, dissension at home, and making money off the office.

  • PamFlinders Sandy, UT
    March 18, 2017 11:30 a.m.

    America's current healthcare system only works for the wealthy. We need a system that works for everybody, and I'm afraid Paul Ryan's plan doesn't.

    I know some might find single payer unpalatable, but it is the most Christ-like plan because it helps those who are the most vulnerable: children and the poor.

    If you are uncomfortable with the federal government handling it, allowing states to develop their own single payer system would be a great alternative and would allow innovation to spring up.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 18, 2017 10:45 a.m.

    "We're going to have a health care plan that's going to be second to none."

    More like "Zero to None"!

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    March 18, 2017 7:09 a.m.

    And here I thought Trump wanted a better health care law that would cover more people, cheaper and with better coverage.

    Guess I believed him. Foolish America.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 17, 2017 11:32 p.m.

    Healthcare isn't about what conservative republicans want. It's about what people need.
    That's going to become painfully obvious as time goes on.