It’s been a long time coming. Obama Care had everything disastrous for all concerned. The average person could not afford the premiums after we were told at its conception that the average family would save $2500 a year in premiums when in fact it has increased by an average of $3000 a year and the average deductible became over $5000 or more which caused people not to even bother being taken care of or just opted out and paid the penalty instead. The small business person could not afford it which meant they would make sure their total employees would stay under fifty to avoid having to get it which meant expansion went down the drain and hiring more workers. The young people who were suppose to feed Obama Care because of being in the healthy portion of their lives did not bother to sign up which meant most of the people enrolled were people with health problems or the older population. It is estimated that over 700,000 younger people who did sign up have dropped out because of not being able to afford the premiums. This is the biggest problem, the young who were suppose to be the main supporters of Obama Care have all but vanished. On top of all this you have the major insurers dropping out like fly’s which in some states there is only one insurer which kills the rates if people only have one company to choose from.
The following was published by Fox News: “Aiming to deliver on their signature campaign promise after several election cycles trying to reclaim control of Washington, majority Republicans unveiled what they call the American Health Care Act. The sweeping legislation would repeal ObamaCare’s taxes along with the so-called individual and employer mandates – which imposed fines for not buying and offering insurance, respectively.”
“It also would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies, replacing them with tax credits for consumers. ”
“The legislation, meanwhile, would preserve protections for those with pre-existing conditions by prohibiting insurers from denying coverage or charging them more. It also would continue to allow young adults to stay on their parents’ plans up to age 26. ”
“Further, the plan would call for a “transition” away from the current Medicaid expansion, which was used under the original law to cover millions more people. Republicans also say they’d give states $100 billion to design their own programs, while upping the amount of money families can contribute to so-called Health Savings Accounts.”
What Obama did was dismantle a whole health industry which was not perfect but is there such a thing to cover that word “perfect?” All that had to be done with the old health system was devise a way to handle catastrophic illnesses rather than tear down a whole industry and tear down the economic structure of the United States and on top of that lie to We The People as to what would be covered in an one fix for all system as in Obama Care of which you had one of the architects laughing as to how the American people were manipulated as to the lies of Obama Care. Lets never forget what Jonathan Gruber said: “In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really critical for the thing to pass”. There you have it, We The People were even laughed at.
I always said practically my whole life that people should not have to worry about losing their homes or burden their families due to a catastrophic illness. I trust that this is the plan that will provide such mental relief. One thing is for sure, We The People will have a choice as to what is suitable to our individual needs instead of the government telling us what’s best for us.