Could you briefly tell us about the Republican Health Care Plan? Is their plan more affordable and does not financially trap the guy up the street? Tell us the Republican alternative proposal.
"Following are the key elements of Republicans’ alternative
Will LOWER HEALTH CARE COSTS
sense approach to health care reform
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s
takeover of our nation’s health care system
lowering health care premiums for families and small businesses, increasing access to affordable,
quality care, and promoting healthier lifestyles
without adding to the crushing debt Washington has
placed on our chil
dren and grandchildren
. Following are the
key elements of
Lowering health care premiums.
The GOP plan will lower health care premiums for American
families and small businesses, addressing Americans’ number
one priority for health care reform.
Establishing Universal Access Programs to guaran
tee access to affordable
care for those with pre
The GOP plan creates Universal Access Programs that expand and reform high
risk pools and reinsurance programs to guarantee that all Americans, regardless of pre
conditions or past illnesses, have access to affordable ca
while lowering costs for all Americans.
Ending junk lawsuits.
The GOP plan
would help end costly junk lawsuits and curb defensive medicine
by enacting medical liability reforms modeled after the successful state laws of California and Texas.
nsurers from unjustly cancelling a policy or instituting annual o
lifetime spending caps.
The GOP plan prohibits an insurer from cancelling a policy unless a person commits fraud or conceals
material facts about a health condition.
It also prohibits ins
urance plans from instituting annual or
lifetime spending limits.
Encouraging Small Business Health Plans.
The GOP plan gives small businesses the power to pool
together and offer health care at lower prices, just
as corporations and labor unions do.
Encouraging innovative state programs.
The GOP plan rewards innovation by providing incentive
payments to states that
reduce premiums and the number of uninsured.
Allowing Americans to buy insurance across state lines.
The GOP plan allows
coverage from coast to coast
Americans living in one state to
insurance in another.
Codifying the Hyde Amendment.
The GOP plan
all federal funds, whether they
are authorized funds or appropriated funds, from being used to pay for abortion.
Promoting healthier lifestyles.
The GOP plan
promotes prevention &
wellness by giving employers
greater flexibility to financially reward em
Enhancing Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
The GOP plan c
reates new incentives to save for future
term care needs by
participants to use
to pay premiums
Allowing dependents to
remain on their parents
. The GOP plan e
young adults on