Saturday, September 28, 2013

Republicans quietly release Health Plan that "builds on what made American health care unique..." and twice as expensive, with worse outcomes.

There's nothing new here, just a free market itemized list of inhumane cruelty aimed at the sick. I've included my perspective for each point:
Opposite day in Republican World again!
The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released its proposal to reform the health care system. The American Health Care Reform Act highlights that there is a better way to address the challenges in American health care.

Repeal of Obamacare. Just for the heck of it.

Provide Americans with more equitable tax relief. It’s a subsidy, but more convoluted. 

Improve the structure of health savings accounts (HSAs). Actually lets you pay monthly premiums with the your savings. But if you get sick…

Remove barriers to interstate purchase of health insurance. With no minimum standards, all you have is a junk policy that doesn't cover anything.

Protect the right of conscience and life of the unborn. Allows doctors to legally discriminate.

Expand association health plans beyond small businesses. I’m sure they’ll be free?

Limit federal funding for high-risk pools. Saves money but abandons Americans with preexisting conditions.

Scale back the federal role in medical liability reform. Caps settlements to injured or dead patients, doesn’t cap injuries or accidental deaths.

Add Medicare and Medicaid reforms. Expands senior poverty and cuts Medicaid patients off dramatically. All is better now see.
The line that best describes their dysfunctional plan, basically the same system we have now but deregulated.
On balance, the RSC plan builds on what has made American health care unique and a step ahead of all the rest.

All one big lie in the real world, and it costs twice as much. And you wonder why you can’t seem to get ahead of the game.  

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