Republicans Repealing Obamacare (Affordable Care Act(ACA) NOW January 14, 2017Posted by Coonsey in Uncategorized.
Republicans continue down with stated goal to KILL Obamacare (ACA Affordable Care Act). YES, Obamacare = Affordable Care Act (ACA). If you you think you only have ACA, you are in LALA LAND.
It was reported today that during the years 2010-2014 premiums increased 30%. HOWEVER, the past 2 years premiums have increased by only 20%. That’s because young people are now being forced to either buy insurance or pay a bigger fine.
Think about it folks. How does Medicare work? It’s paid for by employees – EVERYBODY, and when you are old enough you finally get some of it paid back as part of your health insurance. We all had to pay into it all our lives. It was forced on us but thank God because millions would be dying sooner today without it. That’s exactly how Obamacare (ACA affordable care act) would have worked only it covers everybody, young, old, sick, healthy.
However – Republicans decided they didn’t like taxing the wealthy or medical supply companies (their donors) so they promised to Repeal the Act. So this is what you are getting now:
If you have a pre-existing condition like breast cancer you soon will have NO health insurance because Ins Companies will no longer be required to give you reasonable coverage.
If you have an accident, heart attack, break a leg and run up a bill of thousands of dollars – too bad – Republicans have made it possible for Insurance companies to LIMIT how much they have to pay and there is no longer a LIFE TIME amount they have to cover. They can cut you off at any amt they wish to.
If you use birth control – forget it, it’s no longer going to be covered.
If you have your child on your plan that is under 26 years of age – tell your kid he/she is on their own for their own health insurance.
If you use any sort of Medicaid assistance – unless you are completely broke, say goodbye to that help.
If you are on Medicare – get prepared to PAY MORE because it will soon be Privatized – given to the stock market and you will be given a voucher to go buy your OWN health ins. Oh, and if you think that voucher will buy you the same coverage you have now – forget about it.
If you BELIEVED Donald Trump when he said during his press briefing this week that he would Repeal and Replace Obamacare on the same week, day or even hour — You were LIED TO. They are Already repealing several parts. Mainly those I just mentioned AND any fees or fines or taxes that currently help pay for those with pre-existing conditions (young and old). They are making sure the Obamacare (ACA affordable care act) DIES this YEAR. As Trump stated, the ACA is Democrats baby, and he wants DEMS blamed for ACA failing. So, the best way to help it fail is to cut funding for it which means increased premiums and ins companies pulling out of the program – dropping patients.
Democrats think they have Republican’s cornered by saying they won’t help them come up with a plan to replace ACA. However, Senators and Representatives running for office in 2018, many are from Red States, which means if they don’t side with Republicans on a possible replacement, no matter how bad it is, they will lose their seats. And sadly, most Congress personal LIKE those seats more than they care about the voter’s health care needs. Republicans will only need a few Democrats to side with them for a 61 majority needed. Republicans know this. So, unless Democrats can some how stop members from changing sides, Republicans will win. No matter how bad the bill is and no matter how many people actually lose their health care – they will be able to say they did what they promised. And by the time the truth is seen, the 2018 Election will be over.
Republicans are promising to allow you to save more in your health care savings accounts and possibly giving you a tax credit to help pay for your health insurance instead of helping you pay for it. This means, that unless you have good income to save anything or enough to pay those thousands of dollars of bills you may see in future, you are shit out of luck. And if you like the tax credit, don’t forget, that means you pay for your bill first and the tax credit only lowers your income bracket so you pay less taxes a year later. Either way – YOU PAY YOUR OWN BILL. Smiling now?