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    What Happens to ObamaCare When Obama Leaves Office?

    your thoughts, guys?

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    I don’t have health insurance & I don’t want it. When I go see the doctor I pay cash, which is $50 & I’m done with it. I have an account set up with the hospital to pay my medical bill from having surgery or when I get hurt & yes I make $20 payments. It isn’t hurting anyone & it’s the best health insurance ever. It covers me which is all I can afford to cover.

    I used to have health insurance B4 Obama Care came along. Then I got a huge bill in the mail that was 1/2 my paycheck. The letter said if I couldn’t afford to pay that then my insurance would cancel. This Obama Care is a joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixt1947 View Post
    I don’t have health insurance & I don’t want it. When I go see the doctor I pay cash, which is $50 & I’m done with it. I have an account set up with the hospital to pay my medical bill from having surgery or when I get hurt & yes I make $20 payments. It isn’t hurting anyone & it’s the best health insurance ever. It covers me which is all I can afford to cover.

    I used to have health insurance B4 Obama Care came along. Then I got a huge bill in the mail that was 1/2 my paycheck. The letter said if I couldn’t afford to pay that then my insurance would cancel. This Obama Care is a joke
    Well, ObamaCare "sucks" because healthcare costs have risen faster than GDP or wages while congress has continued to fail to pass meaningful reform since the 60s. This meant the ACA was left to solve the entire healthcare crisis in one law. That law had to satisfy all parties, and corporations, and be palatable to the public, and maintain a free market.

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    On top of everything else, there are very few Platinum and Gold plans. When you do find those plans, then you learn real quick that your primary care, specialty, hospitals, etc do not accept the plan either. You have people that have been with their physicians for 15+ years and don't want to leave them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smileyhappy View Post
    Well, ObamaCare "sucks" because healthcare costs have risen faster than GDP or wages while congress has continued to fail to pass meaningful reform since the 60s. This meant the ACA was left to solve the entire healthcare crisis in one law. That law had to satisfy all parties, and corporations, and be palatable to the public, and maintain a free market.
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    After Donald Trump was awarded by the Presidency by the Electoral College, he promised that on his first day in office he would "repeal and replace Obamacare" with a "beautiful" new healthcare plan with better benefits and lower premiums. His boast was just empty talk. He had no healthcare plan in mind. The Republicans in Congress came up with three different healthcare plans. None of them passed. The Congressional Budget Office said each of the plans would have resulted in much higher premiums and over a ten-year period would cause at least 20,000,000 Americans to lose their insurance coverage.

    On October 16, Trump said "the Democrats will be blamed for the mess" when Obamacare collapses. He also declared, "Obamacare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore." All those statements are untrue. Eleven million Americans have gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act and many thousands more are signing up. Last week, Trump issued an executive order abruptly canceling subsidies that help insurance companies cover millions of low-income people. He also loosened regulations on association health plans which allow coalitions of businesses (such as restaurants and auto dealers) to obtain low-cost healthcare plans with minimal coverage. These plans attract younger healthier Americans and drive up the cost of healthcare for the sick and the elderly.

    Three-fourths of Americans say the government should fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act but Trump continues to insist that eventually he will repeal and replace Obamacare. Last week he tweeted, "People will have great great healthcare. And when I say people, I mean by the millions and millions." Trump still has no plan and no strategy. Kaiser estimates that Trump's cancellation of the insurance subsidies will increase Obamacare premiums nationwide by an average of 19%. Trump continues to undermine the Affordable Care Act and he, not the Democrats, will be blamed when premiums rise and millions of Americans lose their coverage.

    The Senate Health Committee is working on a bipartisan deal which would reinstate the federal subsidies to insurers but it is doubtful such a proposal would pass in a Congress dominated by Republicans, many of whom agree wth Trump that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced.

    Stay tuned.
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    Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray have been negotiating for several weeks on a plan to stabilize America's health insurance markets. The agreement announced yesterday would restore federal subsidies for two years and give more flexibility to the states but many Republicans would prefer to see Obamacare repealed and replaced. They also want an elimination of the mandate that every American has to have health insurance.

    Last week Trump ordered an end to the cost-sharing subsidies and now he's encouraging legislation to temporarily restore them. On dozens of issues, he seems to change his mind every few days. Sad.

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