Politics Warning: AHCA

The GOP in any almost complete Partyline vote has voted to change your healthcare.   They people covered under Obamacare will see a change in the Senate approves this.  If you have a pre-existing condition say High blood pressure, COPD, pregnancy, arthritis, allergies, having a child after a rape…. Well it’s not good for you.   Your health insurer can charge you say $17,000 in additional premiums  but will have to keep you once you pay that enormous price to stay insured.

How can this be?  Hard to say because every other time a complex bill is introduced the Congressiomal Budget Office reviews it to see impact on estimated cost and whay it will do to the US economy.  Healthcare accounts for 1 out of every $6 spent in this country! Kind of important. 

Your Representive had no idea whay they voted for.   There are no details given out before today.   They had 40 minutes of debate then a vote.   No time to review anything.   Why the rush? Their vacation starts tomorrow.   And Trump needed a win.

But if this doesn’t matter my health insurance comes from work……  Well every provider bases cost on risk.   There are riders in the bill that allow for changes I  private sectorto make coverages economicly fair.   Meaning they can raise your costs to justify the raise elsewhere. 

But cheer up if you retired, there will be millions of jobs.  They promised, remember?  If you area younger than 50, there are bills that will increase the minimum Social Security age to 70 in the pipeline now.   

Stay informed people.  The list below (courted from the hill.com) are the GOP Representives that voted against the bill.  Most have concern about CBO impact not being allowed or they are in swing states. All democrats voted against it. 

The 20 House Republicans who voted against the bill were Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Mike Coffman (Colo.), Barbara Comstock (Va.), Ryan Costello (Pa.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Dan Donovan (N.Y.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Will Hurd (Texas), Walter Jones (N.C.), David Joyce (Ohio), John Katko (N.Y.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Chris Smith (N.J.) and Mike Turner (Ohio).

The hill.com compete story is here http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/331937-house-passes-obamacare-repeal?rnd=1493921947


9 thoughts on “Politics Warning: AHCA

  1. When questioned as to what impact passing the bill would have upon his constituents, a Republican representative from New York admitted he didn’t know, as he hadn’t read the bill. Geeze.
    Apparently they have read it in the Senate and they ain’t too happy . . . We’ll see how close this comes to Scrooge’s rant about “Are there no workhouses . . . “

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    1. The idea is the Senate kills it. The representatives give Pres a win and fill a Champaign promise. It’s sad that it’s real people sacrificed for a tax cut for the top 2% earners in US. Thats what is about. No new tax to pay for healthcare either


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