1. It Retains Requirements That Insurance Cover People With Pre-Existing Conditions.
…nonsensical notion that government could force insurance companies to cover those with pre-existing conditions. This turns insurance companies into piggy banks rather than insurance companies…
2. It Creates A Back Door Mandate.
…allow insurance companies to charge an elevated 30% fine for those whose insurance lapses…
3. It Creates Individual Healthcare Subsidies.
[Tax credit is just another name for subsidy]
4. It Subsidizes Medicaid
…allow the feds to cover Obamacare Medicaid expansion…
5. It Subsidizes High-Risk Pools On The State Level.
…sends $100 billion to states over the next ten years…This, of course, won’t be nearly enough…
This bill would just, maybe, delay Obamacare’s implosion but it too will financially implode on our backs.
As an added bonus it also appears to give benefits to illegal immigrants. Further, the “phase” thing is a dead end road. As I understand it, the first bill can pass under reconciliation whereas any others can (and will) be blocked by Democrats. So much for a repeal.
No mention of buying insurance across state lines (and hopeful breaking the employer-insurance link to shift things to something like the auto insurance system we have). No, that’ll be in the ‘next phase’…to nowhere.
Mike Lee and Rand Paul, among others (like Tom Cotton), are on the right track:
Lee Statement on American Health Care Act
As one Gab user stated:
2009: Barry does O’Care.
2010: R’s promise to repeal O’Care if they get House; R’s get House
2014: R’s promise to repeal O’Care if they get the Senate; they get the Senate
2016: R’s promise to repeal O’Care if they get the presidency; they get presidency