Thursday, May 4, 2017

Never forget Paul Ryan and the Republicans, who ‘‘gut Obamacare and rescued the American people!’’ Yeah, 24 Million will Lose Insurance, Taxpayers will Pay for the Sick.

Paul Ryan has finally passed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, that will create taxpayer supported costly high risk pools and an exemption for states to dramatically reduce essential health care benefits. All of this on top of the CBO's original estimate that 24 million will eventually lose their insurance.

A real feather in Ryan's cap. Janesville must be embarrassed.

And because of the uncertainty created by Ryan's tea party House of Representatives, insurers did indeed start pulling out of the exchanges.

Ryan may want to blame ObamaCare, but the Iowa insurer who's pulling out of most counties in that state, blamed Ryan and the Republicans:
Medica, a Minnesota-based health insurer, released a statement suggesting it was close to following two larger carriers in deciding not to sell such policies in Iowa for 2018, due to instability in the market. The company’s statement said:
“Without swift action by the state or Congress to provide stability to Iowa’s individual insurance market, Medica will not be able to serve the citizens of Iowa in the manner and breadth that we do today."

Save this video clip forever! When Americans start looking for someone to blame for this disaster filled with empty problems and absolute lies about lower premiums and lower deductibles, this happy clueless ghoul is your guy:

All the Republican details are Wrong: Check out the House announcement and analysis that trashes this irresponsible bill. Employer plans are also going to see reduced coverage and increased costs. Interesting to note: About half of all employees getting coverage have preexisting conditions, and 86% of 55 to 65 year old's have a preexisting condition - that's essentially half the population. That additional $8 billion means nothing:

It cuts the Medicaid program for low-income people and lets states impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. It transforms Obama’s subsidies for millions buying insurance — largely based on people’s incomes and premium costs — into tax credits that rise with consumers’ ages. It would retain Obama’s requirement that family policies cover grown children until age 26.

But states could get federal waivers freeing insurers from other Obama coverage requirements. With waivers, insurers could charge people with pre-existing illnesses far higher rates than healthy customers, boost prices for older consumers to whatever they wish and ignore the mandate that they cover specified services like pregnancy care.
Here's the Trump Rose Garden chest thumping by Republicans that seem to think their bill was a good idea:

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