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The American Health Care Act: Read it to see what’s in it…

2017/03/14

The American Health Care Act

Obamacare was rammed through Congress in the middle of the night without the slightest clue of what was actually in the bill.  While many braced themselves for the chaos and damage this bill was bound to unleash, we have remained dismayed at the devastation caused as countless ill-advised policies have continued to unfurl over the last six years.  

The previous Administration broke promise after promise. President Obama said costs would go down, but instead hardworking Americans are left with higher costs for health care. He said that if you liked your plan, you could keep it, but millions of plans have been cancelled.  Time and time again this bill has proved to be bad for business, bad for families and bad for the American people.

Each attempt by the House Republicans to repeal this law and deter its damage was lead down a dead end road by either the Senate or the President. It became clear that the only real pathway to repealing and replacing Obamacare was going to be through a Republican President.  The American people seemed to agree and today we have a real opportunity to eliminate this law once and for all and fix our healthcare system.

This week the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees released The American Health Care Act, the Republican led healthcare plan that will repeal and replace Obamacare See (Budget Reconciliation Legislative Recommendations Relating to Remuneration from Certain Insurers). The plan is created to lower costs, allow patients to once again make their own health care decisions and return power back to the states, not bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.  

Unlike the democrats in 2010, we want everyone to know what is in this bill and have a say in the process of creating a system that affects their daily lives. That said, I’ve laid out several key provisions of this legislation below and encourage you to take a look at the entire bill here

The American Health Care Act:

Dismantles the Obamacare taxes that have hurt job creators, increased premium costs, and limited options for patients and health care providers—including taxes on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, health-insurance premiums, and medical devices.

Eliminates the individual and employer mandate penalties, which forced millions of workers, families, and job creators into expensive, inadequate Obamacare plans that they don’t want and

Prohibits health insurers from denying coverage or charging more money to patients based on pre-existing conditions. 

Helps young adult’s access health insurance and stabilize the marketplace by allowing dependents to continue staying on their parents’ plan until they are 26. 

Establishes a Patient and State Stability Fund, which provides states with $100 billion to design programs that meet the unique needs of their patient populations and help low-income Americans afford health care.

Empowers individuals and families to spend their health care dollars the way they want and need by enhancing and expanding Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)—nearly doubling the amount of money people can contribute and broadening how people can use it.

Congressman.Palazzo@mail.house.gov


Extreme Bureaucratic excess and then some

Compare & Contrast

The above posted Republican led healthcare plan is not like the monstrous 11,588,500 words of final Obamacare regulations, or the 381,517 words in the Obamacare law itself. For each word actually in the Obamacare law that Congress enacted, the Obama administration has written 30 more words in regulations indicating how it will be enforced. After final regulations were compiled, a combined 10,535 pages were recorded in the Federal Register, where the government officially published them. The public needs to be educated about the impact of the Obamacare law and what it will mean for their future.

This graphic shows, that The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a law created 68 grant programs, 47 new bureaucratic entities, 29 demonstration or pilot programs, 6 new regulatory systems, 6 compliance standards and 2 new entitlements.

Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at MIT and an architect of Massachusetts’ health care reform who advised the Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns on healthcare issues, served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration, and helped draft the ACA.

Obama personally crafted a major Obamacare deception with Jonathan Gruber at one of Gruber’s numerous White House meetings, according to a 2012 Gruber interview with PBS

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was passed in the senate on December 24, 2009, and rammed through the Democrat held house on March 21, 2010, without any debate or bipartisan support. It was signed into law by President Obama on March 23rd, 2010 and upheld in the supreme court on June 28, 2012; as stealth extortion, it was rendered a tax rather than a penalty for the wealth redistribution it was to eventually become in the future (see Obamacare’s Mysterious Missing Billions). Seems the Supreme Court conveniently forgot that when it makes a service mandatory, corporations can charge any price they want.  What is, buried deep in the law are 19 special sections that cannot be challenged by the courts or any regulatory system.  What the public was being sold and what the law actually has in it are 2 totally different things.

Not to worry ‘stupid‘ American voters were told…

“No. 1, let me just repeat, if you’ve got a health care plan that you like, you can keep it. All I’m going to do is help you to lower the premiums on it. You’ll still have choice of doctor.”  — Barack Hussein Obama

Some even believed it.

Many of Obamacare’s provisions are already in effect and the rest continues to roll out until 2022. Obamacare saw the bulk of it’s provisions, taxes and programs rolled out in 2013 and 2014.

At least now, after six years, we kind of know what was in it and what it is doing to American citizens, and for non-American citizens.

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