Today we might know just what the GOP dominated Senate has in store for
America.I am quite afraid that many in the country will lose their
government supported healthcare, all in the name of giving tax breaks to the
already obscenely wealthy.Welcome to the new world of oligarchy
America! We (the already rich) are so winning! We (the 1%) are going to get so
tired of winning! This is yuuuuuge for us suffering multi-millionaires.
If the CBO report comes back with fewer people covered and more expenses,
I'd say this push should be shelved and they should focus on fixing
Obamacare.They need to focus on lowering the costs, but that
requires sacrifice for highly paid doctors, insurers, pharmaceutical companies
and medical device manufacturers. And because they "donate" so
generously to our congress it's unlikely that will happen.The
Epipen costs $100 in Canada and $600 in the United States.The Insulin drug
Lantus costs $67 in Canada and $372 in the United StatesIt goes ON
and ON. It's all because Canada regulates the industry to prevent price
gouging. Americans are getting played.
I don't know why they are complaining, it is not the plan that they will be
mandated to buy. I guess they want it to look like "their hands are tied
and they gave us the best plan that was within their power". Since the deductibles will be so high it is probably best for the govt to get
out of the health insurance mandating business and let market forces adjust
costs. Providers will find that people cannot pay what they are charging and
they will be forced to provide affordable alternatives or just cater to the
wealthy, which is a much smaller number.Those that cannot afford
insurance, or choose not to buy, will start to practice true healthcare;
Because maintaining health is the only sure way to avoid the high costs.
I am surprised at the Republicans, the supposed party of business. The ACA is
forced capitalism, Americans literally having to buy a product from a private
business. The Republicans are adding confusion and doubt to the market place,
causing insurers to withdraw. Their plan will cut insurance for millions,
meaning insurance companies will lose millions of clients.Ultimately, the Republicans will push all insurance out of health care, as
single payer swoops in to fill the void. The right thing for America, of
course. I am just surprised that the Republicans will bring us the gift of
@Thid Barker"The GOP plan is still being written and is a work in
progress and will be plenty transparent before the Senate votes for it!"This is an article about GOP senators complaining about how
non-transparent the process has been...
Republicans ALL promised for 8 YEARS to repeal and replace - failed.Trump
promised night and day healthcare for ALL, better, and cheaper - failed.America needs to remember this next year.
Utah Trout: Don't you ever watch the news about all the healthcare insurers
that are pulling out of Obamacare? Aetna, America's largest healthcare
insurer, being just the latest? There are some states (Kentucky for example)
where there are no more insurers left in most of the state! What are those
people supposed to do?Do you ever talk to your neighbors about what has
happened to their insurance deductibles and premiums since Obamacare? Do you
ever wonder why all this is happening? Nothing is free! If the government gives
free/subsided healthcare to one group of citizens, who do you think will be
forced to pay for it?The GOP plan is still being written and is a work in
progress and will be plenty transparent before the Senate votes for it! One
thing you can take to the bank, no matter what the plan is, ignorant demos will
deride it! I still say, let the Dems fix Obamacare, its their mess! The only
way is massive taxpayer bailouts every year for the rest of time!
The Republicans will now own the health care mess. Let's hope that voters
remember it well when the next election comes around.
@Thid Barker"Obamacare has creating millions of formerly insured
Americans! "We currently have our lowest percentages of people
who are uninsured ever in this country.
Trump said and I quote: healthcare plan is on its way. Will have much lower
premiums & deductibles while at the same time taking care of pre-existing
conditions!Nope none of that, but hey when 75% of what you say is
false, only people who enjoy being lied to will continue to defend your nonsense
with more nonsense. If your president is just going to make things up then so
can his surrogates, right?They're hoping for another Trump
distraction to vote their evil plan into law.Do you like seeing jars
on the counter with sick children and dying people beggging you to help save
them? Then your going to love Trump/GOP Care.
@Thid Barker - Victor, ID"If you have Obamacare but can't
afford the triple digit premium increases, the out of reach deductibles or can
not find any insurer left who will even give you Obamacare insurance coverage,
do you REALLY have healthcare insurance? Obamacare has creating millions of
formerly insured Americans! Let Democrats fix their mess, they created
it!"Sorry, but what is your source for the Obamacare creating
millions of formerly insured Americans? Do you really feel justified by your
hatred for President Barack Obama to the point that you can just outright
lie?Do you have any problem with the GOP creating a bill in secret?
Is this another "we have to vote for it to see what is in it" type of
bill?If anything you should be ashamed that the GOP senate would
pull such a tactic with such an important piece of legislation. Lets have some
transparency and debate - what are they scared of?
If you have Obamacare but can't afford the triple digit premium increases,
the out of reach deductibles or can not find any insurer left who will even give
you Obamacare insurance coverage, do you REALLY have healthcare insurance?
Obamacare has creating millions of formerly insured Americans! Let Democrats fix
their mess, they created it!
Oh this is going to be entertaining. At the end of the day, their last,
strongest pitch for unity will be more about overturning Obamacare and cutting
taxes versus doing what's right for their constituents.