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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:20 PM

Let's remind America that republicans have had 9 years to present an alternative to the ACA.

And instead.....

After the July 27, 2017 vote on the Health Care Freedom Act, Newsweek "found at least 70 Republican-led attempts to repeal, modify or otherwise curb the

Affordable Care Act since its inception as law on March 23, 2010."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts_to_repeal_the_Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often shortened to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or nicknamed Obamacare, is a United States federal statute enacted by the 111th United States Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 amendment, it represents the U.S. healthcare system's most significant regulatory overhaul and expansion of coverage since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.[1][2][3][4]

The ACA's major provisions came into force in 2014. By 2016, the uninsured share of the population had roughly halved, with estimates ranging from 20 to 24 million additional people covered during 2016.[5][6] The increased coverage was due, roughly equally, to an expansion of Medicaid eligibility and to major changes to individual insurance markets. Both involved new spending, funded through a combination of new taxes and cuts to Medicare provider rates and Medicare Advantage. Several Congressional Budget Office reports said that overall these provisions reduced the budget deficit, that repealing the ACA would increase the deficit,[7][8] and that the law reduced income inequality by taxing primarily the top 1% to fund roughly $600 in benefits on average to families in the bottom 40% of the income distribution.[9] The law also enacted a host of delivery system reforms intended to constrain healthcare costs and improve quality. After the law went into effect, increases in overall healthcare spending slowed, including premiums for employer-based insurance plans.[10]

The act largely retains the existing structure of Medicare, Medicaid, and the employer market, but individual markets were radically overhauled around a three-legged program.[1][11] Insurers in these markets are made to accept all applicants and charge the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex. To combat resultant adverse selection, the act mandates that individuals buy insurance and insurers cover a list of "essential health benefits". However, a repeal of the individual tax mandate, passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, became effective on January 1, 2019. To help households between 100400% of the Federal Poverty Line afford these compulsory policies, the law provides insurance premium subsidies. Other individual market changes include health marketplaces and risk adjustment programs.

Since being signed into law in 2010, the PPACA has faced strong political opposition, calls for repeal (from Republicans) and numerous legal challenges; its enactment is considered to be a catalyst for the Tea Party movement. In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the Supreme Court ruled that states could choose not to participate in the ACA's Medicaid expansion, although it upheld the law as a whole.[12] The federal health exchange, HealthCare.gov, faced major technical problems at the beginning of its rollout in 2013. In 2017, a unified Republican government attempted but failed to pass several different partial repeals of the ACA. The law spent several years opposed by a slim plurality of Americans polled, although its provisions were generally more popular than the law as a whole,[13] and the law gained majority support by 2017.[14]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:45 PM

1. Bottom line, the republicans really don't give a damn. They could care less about the

health of Americans, or even the future of the US as long as they make out OK. It's been written all over the wall for a very long time.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:56 PM

2. Actually,they laid themselves bare

in 1992 with their PR Campaign against Hillary Clinton,happened to be do a sales call at the Largest Health Insurance Company in the US in Mpls. The buzz was,who the hell does she think she is,our Senator will make sure that never happens was a Eec's comment to my face when I mentioned that would be great for our Country.

Nuf said,and it has come true today in so many ways.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:59 PM

3. Kick and recommend. +100000

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:15 PM

4. Just so you know, the Republicans do have a healthcare plan

It's called We Don't Care.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:18 PM

5. Well, they certainly presented alternatives -- the AHCA and the BCRA. Problem: they were awful

This Wikipedia articles covers both the AHCA (American Health Care Act) and the BCRA (Better Care Reconciliation Act)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Health_Care_Act_of_2017

H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act of 2017, Cost Estimate, CBO, 5/24/17
https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752
would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 23 million in 2026 relative to current law.


H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, Cost Estimate, CBO, 6/26/17
https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52849
A little bit better: leaving 22 million uninsured in 2026 relative to current law.

Both can only be described as acts of American Genocide. We need to call the GOP the American Genocide Party.

And no, emergency rooms are not comprehensive health care -- they do just enough to stabilize you and then give you a fistful of prescriptions that you can't afford to fill, and a bunch of referrals to doctors and specialists that you can't afford to see if you are like most uninsured. And I'm not talking about some aberrant ones that have been in a news, wheeling someone out onto the sidewalk and leaving them there. No, no, no, I'm talking about ALL of them. ALL.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 05:53 PM

6. Their answer: "dem socialists just blocked all the good republican efforts to give us something

good". I threw up a bit just typing "good republicans".

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