Four Republican senators, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Shelly Moore Capito, and Rob Portman, broke their promise to repeal Obamacare, leaving the Republicans’ 7-year long promise to repeal it dead on arrival.
ObamaCare’s premiums more than doubled over the past four years and rose by an average of 105% in 2017. He added that insurance companies make $15 billion a year, and the government should stop subsidizing them. […]
Senator Rand Paul objects to the Republican version of ObamaCare, because federal money will be used to guarantee at least $300 billion for insurance-company profit. He also wants to stop the “refundable tax credit”, which is a subsidy by another name. […]
The ‘Freedom Caucus’ that stopped Trumpcare from passing has endorsed a new plan that fails to repeal Obamacare. It would allow the states to opt out of the federal requirement to cover pre-existing conditions and mandated services. This may look like a step forward, but the entire structure and its megalithic bureaucracy remain in place. […]
An increasing number of private medical groups now are offering ‘concierge care’, charging a monthly or yearly membership fee, and then providing nearly unlimited care at rates that are dramatically lower than insurance premiums. Physicians and nurse practitioners in these groups are free to treat patients as they see fit, not as directed by insurance companies. […]
US Representative, Mo Brooks, wrote a one-sentence bill to fully repeal Obamacare. It states: “Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted.” He says this will expose RINO Republicans who say they want to repeal Obamacare at election time but secretly are committed to keeping it. […]
Paul Ryan’s bill to replace Obamacare failed last Friday, and the vote was cancelled. President Trump says that it will explode all on its own. Rand Paul says he wants to repeal Obamacare instead of replacing it. Premiums are too high because of the mandate and because people who already are sick are allowed to buy insurance at the same rates as healthy people, and that forces all rates through the roof. […]
Republicans have unveiled their replacement for Obamacare. It will cover fewer people but, unlike Obamacare, it will not force people to buy coverage if they don’t want to. This article lists items that would be removed from Obamacare and those that would be added, such as a penalty if people fail to keep themselves continuously covered. Also, insurers will be allowed to charge a higher amount for older customers than for young adults. This is the same as charging older people a higher rate for life insurance or charging drivers with bad driving records a higher premium for collision insurance. In other words, the cost is higher for those most likely to benefit, which is a necessary feature of insurance if it is to function without tax subsidies. […]