Well Carol the GOP controlled House has voted 40 times to repeal Obamacare without any proposals to replace it with something else. None of these votes had a prayer of going anyplace and each time they did it cost$1.5 million for a total of 60 million wasted taxpayer dollars. That's a lot more than your shrimp on a treadmill which at least came up with useful data on how an important source of income to the Gulf coast states responds to changing environment.Obama couldn't resist falling on his face acting "un-presidential" again yesterday as is his usual pattern.
"Now, I think the really interesting question is why it is that my friends in the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their holy grail. Their number-one priority. The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care; and presumably, repealing all those benefits I just mentioned..."
Really? Mr. Divider-in-Chief?
That's the "one unifying principle" of the other party? To make sure 30 million people don't have health care?
It wouldn't be that 70% of Americans and a significant number of Democrats in your own party know it's a disaster just waiting to happen, would it?
And that the estimates are 30 million people are going to remain uninsured under Obamacare with fewer physicians practicing medicine, more people paying higher premiums, younger people bearing the brunt of the costs and part-time employment rising to unprecedented numbers?
You wouldn't be misleading us again now would you, Mr. Narcissist It's-All-About-Me Obama?
Let's say that the ACA went away tomorrow. What happens then?
Cancer patients dependent on long term chemotherapy will again be able to have their coverage cut off because of some arbitrary lifetime cap. They will then be faced with the choice of financial ruin paying to continue the treatments, simply die or quite possibly both.
Those with a pre existing condition including someone born with a birth defect, childhood cancer survivors and someone who contracted juvenile diabetes would be unable to get health insurance as adults.
Preventative care visits without a co pay would go away meaning that people would see the doctor only when they were really sick and their illness harder and more expensive to treat.
Families with young people who turn 21 and are still in school would have to pay for another policy instead of being able to continue their coverage on their policy. That one saved my family $4000 this year.
Insurance companies would no longer be accountable on how they spend the money they get from premiums.
Seniors in the Medicare part D donut hole would no longer get a rebate to help with prescription costs.
Employers who try to weasel out of providing workers with decent insurance by cutting hours are going to pay for it in the long run with higher turnover and increased absenteeism poor work performance and in the case of restaurants service.