CBO Report deals deadly blow to The American Healthcare Act

 

Dead on Arrival…

The “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office has estimated that 24 million fewer Americans will have health insurance by 2026 under the House GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

While the current legislation being floated addresses the need to eliminate the job-killing Obamacare employer mandate and the unfair individual mandate that essentially forced Americans to purchase a product whether or not they could actually afford it, it fails in several key areas:

Pre-Existing Conditions: We cannot force insurance companies to knowingly take losses by making them insure the sick. This is a No-Brainer. The only way for insurances to even temporarily survive with that provision intact is through taxpayer subsidization.

Expansion of the Medicade and Welfare State: It Subsidizes Medicaid. This bill funds a Medicade expansion over the next 3 years. As the 2020 election season unfolds will the GOP candidates fight to end this out of control spending?

Fails to allow the market to develop natually: Nowhere in this bill is there specific language regarding creation of a truly “free market” for insurance companies to put together risk pools across state lines and allow for the best and most affordable product possible.

The truth is that big government progressives exist on both sides of the aisle. The RINOS that currently populate the highest positions in congress only have a problem with expanding government when: 1. It’s the Democrats proposing the expansion 2. When they are campaigning as conservatives during an election season.

As long as the leadership remains unchanged we are most likely going to end up with a slightly modified version of this flawed bill passing just before the 2018 midterm elections. It may have the effect of dividing GOP voters between the conservatives who want nothing to do with bill and moderates with a centrist outlook on the issue. It also gives an almost dead Democrat Party a breath of life as well as a major bipartisan issue to use against the Republicans.

Donald Trump promised to make sure all Americans were covered during the campaign. A lofty goal and one that concerned many conservatives who dismiss such a grandiose promise as mere “Campaign Rhetoric.”

The stage is set for another major fight and overhaul of our healthcare system. Do you support the American Healthcare Act? What changes would you propose? Please give us your take in the comments section below.

 

 

 

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