Robert Christian Show


July 21,2017 edition
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The GOP fails to replace the Affordable care act, what’s next could be a disaster

 

There is no secret here that the Republicans in the Congress and Senate have come to an impas to Replace the Affordable care act. Some plans that have been voted on, or would be voted on included massive cuts to Medicaid programs, and leaving millions of Americans without health insurance.

Recently the GOP has tried over and over to gut funding for the Affordable care act, and potentially limit access to quality healthcare plans.

Let’s be frank, the Affordable care act is not perfect as it has lots of room for improvement. The Idea that it is a perfect plan is hogwash. There are many provisions in the Affordable care act that simply do not make since nor should it be in such plan. One of the recent Plans to replace included Billions in tax breaks for the wealthy. One should question however, is this repeal option a healthcare plan or is it a tax break plan.

Let’s look at a bit of history here and let’s do our homework on this one.

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Obamacare was enacted nearly seven years ago – over Republican objections – in an effort to expand coverage and give new protections for people with pre-existing health conditions and other barriers that left them without insurance.

In the past few years, the House has voted more than 60 times to repeal or alter Obamacare, but Republicans had no hope a repeal would become law as long as Obama was president and could veto their bills.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, said Obamacare was collapsing and action was urgent. For people who have health insurance through the Obamacare system, he said, “The deductibles are so high it doesn’t feel like you’ve got insurance in the first place.

“We have to step in before things get worse. This is nothing short of a rescue mission,” Ryan said.

Trump gathered 49 Republican senators for a White House lunch after a bill to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act collapsed on Monday amid dissent from a handful of the party’s conservatives and moderates.

After Trump’s exhortation to keep trying, party members met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price behind closed doors on Wednesday night to try to finally come together on a major Republican promise of the past seven years – undoing former Democratic President Barack Obama’s signature legislation, popularly known as Obamacare.

There was no immediate breakthrough.

“We still have some issues that divide us,” said Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative who has proposed letting insurers offer cheaper bare-bones plans that do not comply with Obamacare regulations.

Republicans attending the late meeting sent their staff away in order to talk frankly and Senator John Kennedy said everyone was negotiating in good faith but he added he did not know if they would reach agreement.

Almost all the other senators rushed off after the meeting without comment.

As it was getting underway, the nearly two dozen Republican senators were shaken by news that their colleague, veteran Senator John McCain, had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

McCain’s absence from the Senate makes the job of passing a healthcare bill more difficult because leaders need every Republican vote they can get.

We must think of this, “is this the time really to ditch the entire Affordable care act?” Looking at the numbers, there is a massive payoff to some Senators and Congressmen to pad their pocket for each swipe made to end the Affordable care act. One thing is for sure, Insurance rates are going up. The Affordable care act failed to limit this from happening. So the plan is to “replace” the law with “something much better” rather than repealing parts of the AFC that are not fair. We have elected officials to pass laws, to insure America is not sold down the river to the highest bidder. The Anger many Americans have is not just the many attempts to end the Affordable Care act, but no clear replacement. What we need is a universal healthcare plan, covering every American. We do not need more of the same, and provisions passed that harm America and it’s healthy future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Robert Christian

 

 

 

Letter from the Editor

Robert Christian show, I have been a fan a long time. Love your post on Facebook! I know many people come against you all but, it seems that you respond even to the meanest people with dignity.

 

Reply ”  We give everyone respect, and a willing heart to hear their story. Facebook has been a good tool for us, yet I see many mean people on there daily. Sadly this kind of anger is not going away. It is however setting a bad example. We love to hear what others think- and challenge them to see things in an all new light.

Don’t give up!