“The bill would eliminate tax penalties Obama’s law which has clamped down on people who don’t buy coverage and it erases tax increases in the Affordable Care Act on higher-earning people and the health industry. It cuts the Medicaid program for low-income people and lets states impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. It transforms Obama’s subsidies for millions buying insurance — largely based on people’s incomes and premium costs — into tax credits that rise with consumers’ ages.
It would retain Obama’s requirement that family policies cover grown children until age 26.
But states could get federal waivers freeing insurers from other Obama coverage requirements. With waivers, insurers could charge people with preexisting illnesses far higher rates than healthy customers, boost prices for older consumers to whatever they wish and ignore the mandate that they cover specified services like pregnancy care.
The bill would block federal payments to Planned Parenthood for a year, considered a triumph by many anti-abortion Republicans.”
Well, they did it… Now I start dealing with my Republican Senators. As far I’m concerned my Repugnant Representative will have one very pissed of old hippy doing everything I can to see that he has to go back to fixing air conditioners. If he’s as good at that as he is at fixing healthcare he’ll be needing Obamacares return real quick. Of course what he voted on today doesn’t pertain to him and his family, since these Repugnants gave themselves a waiver on having this bill affect their own healthcare insurance. Must be nice to think it’s good enough for your constituents but not good enough for you.
2018 can not come soon enough. I have never understood Republican disdain for the teachings of Christ. Everything I was taught in Sunday School dealt with helping your neighbors, giving to the poor and the sick. So, what is their belief system that allows them to take medicine from poor children? Take doctor’s visits from poor families? Does anyone remember Sarah Palin and her death panels? Well now we know who’s on them… 217 Republican Representatives. I hope everyone of you is proud of yourselves…
Republicans always talk about the babies abortion kills… Lack of available healthcare kills far more babies, children, adults, the elderly by orders of magnitude… Yet, here we are once again, all alone in the civilized world throwing our citizens under the healthcare bus. At least that way they get taken to the ER…
The real irony is in the name… The American Healthcare Act. But then, that’s the Republican way… Name everything the opposite of what it does.
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