The Senate Healthcare Bill is here – 6/22/2017 – Read it yourself – Keep in mind OBAMA created this disaster -Obamacare- Republicans are trying to stop the suffering!
Below please find the link to the just released Senate Healthcare Bill, so that you can read for yourself. I have included a video below from Senator Mitch McConnell (R) Majority Leader. Half way through he enumerates all the advantages that are included in this new “DRAFT” Bill.
I am paraphrasing Mitch McConnells comments below:
This is a draft that includes many members input. There will be ample time to analyze and discuss and provide thoughts before the legislation comes to the floor. All senators are invited.
Next week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will release the score, followed by a robust debate and an open amendment process on the Senate floor and all are invited to participate in.
When legislation comes to the floor, it will present Senate Democrats to do what is right for the American people. They can choose to stand by or bring relief to the American people.
It’s time to act. Obamacare is a direct attack on the Middle Class and American families deserve better care. That’s just what we are going to continue to work to bring them.
WE AGREED TO FREE AMERICANS FROM OBAMACARE’S MANDATES SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO BUY INSURANCE THEY DON’T WANT OR NEED. REPEAL THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE
REPEAL THE EMPLOYER MANDATE
IMPROVE THE AFFORDABILITY OF HEALTH INSURANCE
ELIMINATE COSTLY OBAMACARE TAXES THAT ARE PASSED ON TO CONSUMERS – PUT DOWNWARD PRESSURE ON PREMIUMS
EXPAND TAX-FREE HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT and
DEPLOY TARGETED TAX CREDITS TO DEFRAY OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS
SHIFT POWER FROM WASHINGTON TO THE STATES SO THEY HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY TO PROVIDE MORE AMERICANS WITH THE KIND OF INSURANCE OPTIONS THEY WANT.
WE AGREE ON THE NEED TO STABILIZE THE INSURANCE MARKETS THAT ARE COLLAPSING UNDER OBAMACARE AND THESE NEW POLICIES WILL IMPLEMENT STABILIZATION POLICIES SO WE CAN BRING FINANCIAL CERTAINTY TO INSURANCE MARKETS AND HOPE TO AMERICANS WHO FACE THE POSSIBILITY OF LIMITED OR ZERO OPTIONS NEXT YEAR UNDER OBAMACARE
TRANSITION AWAY FROM OBAMACARE SYSTEM ENTIRELY SO MORE AMERICANS WILL NOT BE HURT.
PRESERVE ACCESS TO CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
AND ALLOW CHILDREN TO STAY ON THEIR PARENTS HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE AGE OF 26.
Republicans just took a major step toward rescuing Americans from Obamacare MAY 8, 2017 AT 9:55 am By: Andrew Bremberg – White House
On Thursday, Republicans in the United States House of Representatives took a major step toward repealing and replacing the disaster known as Obamacare.
Despite promises of lowering healthcare costs for all Americans, Obamacare has sent premiums and deductibles through the roof, making quality healthcare unaffordable. In fact, premiums have risen by an average of over 40 percent nationally. Forty-one states saw average deductibles increase last year, with 17 of them facing double-digit rate increases.
And it keeps getting worse.
Five states now have only one insurer on the Obamacare marketplace and nearly a third of all counties have only a single insurer. Just in the past few weeks, more insurers have announced they will drastically reduce their participation for next year, too. Take Iowa. In the past month, two insurers have announced they are leaving the individual market in the state. The last insurer with a significant presence in the state is considering leaving, too. What will Iowans do next year.
It’s not just insurers that are abandoning Obamacare. With skyrocketing costs and dwindling options, Americans are choosing to flee Obamacare, too.
In 2017, enrollment fell by 500,000 people year-over-year, missing initial estimates by millions. In 2016, nearly 20 million people opted out of Obamacare altogether, with 6.5 million forced to pay the mandate penalty.
And yet, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that Obamacare is hurting the American people, Congressional Democrats have chosen not to lift a finger to help.
Democrats claim they’re opposed to repealing and replacing Obamacare, but the flawed program is effectively “repealing” itself through the total collapse of the Exchange marketplaces. It’s regrettable that Democrats inexplicably continue to fiddle on the deck of the Titanic, excoriating those of us trying to deploy the lifeboats for the American people in the short-term and simultaneously build a more seaworthy vessel for the long-term.
Seeing this, President Trump refused to sit idly by, choosing instead to work closely with House Republican leaders to craft a plan that will reduce health insurance costs, provide greater choice and flexibility to families, and take care of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The American Healthcare Act (AHCA), which the House passed Thursday afternoon, will provide middle and low income Americans with tax credits to help them pay their health insurance premiums. It will expand access to health savings accounts by nearly doubling the maximum allowed contribution to be deductible. It eliminates one-size-fits-all mandates and enables states to promote innovation and competition. Under this plan, Americans will see nearly $1 trillion in tax relief.
All of this means that costs are going to come down and the American people will be able to keep more of their hard-earned money.
On top of that, AHCA will protect the most vulnerable Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions. Nobody can be denied coverage because of a preexisting condition — insurance companies are banned from turning away patients from renewing their plans simply because they are sick.
Lower costs. More choices. Better care. Protection for the most vulnerable among us.
This is a plan that puts politics aside and focuses on the needs of the American people.
RECAP OF THE HISTORIC – Remarks by President Trump on Healthcare Vote in the House of Representatives – May 4, 2017
President Obama signed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a/k/a ACA into law on March 23, 2010. Most major provisions phased in by January 2014; remaining provisions phased in by 2020. In my eyes Obamacare was a fraud with 5-10K deductibles, who can afford that? They professed that they were saving us money, instead regular people were trying to navigate this nightmare of an Act. The most vulnerable were not being helped and businesses were unable to maintain the costs.
On Thursday, May 4, 2017 the Republicans, under President Trump’s Leadership, finally took the first steps to Repeal and Replace Obamacare. It has taken the Republicans 8 years to get to this point. President Trump is #MakingAmericaGreatAgain.