Beware of government-run health care


"They can start hiring like never before".

In exchange for agreeing to provide government subsidies to insurance companies to prevent them from pulling out of the state insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, Republicans expect Democrats to agree to provisions that make it easier for each state to set its own health insurance coverage standards instead of continuing to use the coverage standards set up by Obamacare. Most of us don't really have a clue of what the Affordable Care Act really is and how it changed things back in 2010.

The ACA is working for small businesses. The agenda of insurance companies is to make a profit.

The American Action Forum estimated that the tax will increase premiums by nearly $5,000 over a decade and that Americans making less than $50,000 will pay half of the tax.

With a mix of national and regional plans that must meet certain standards, the FEHBP in some ways served as the model for the insurance policy exchanges created under the ACA.

Some of the conflicts of a free market health care system are: Our citizens want comprehensive health care but either do not want or can not afford to pay for it; our culture has evolved around an insurance-based system that focuses on the management and treatment of medical problems rather than health education and prevention of disease and injury; too many of our citizens view healthcare as a commodity that should be purchased by each individual when needed.

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Lacking genuine cost controls and tort reform, no Republican plan could offer to substantially lower premiums.

This could be disastrous for the United States and its healthcare market. We hate the increasing deductible prices (what a scam they are).

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday that it is embarrassing that Congress left town without passing a repeal and replacement of Obamacare or a tax reform plan, and he predicted that if the Senate doesn't repeal Obamacare, Republicans will lose the majority.

Congress is trying to require Medicaid recipients to work for benefits. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins of welfare-dependent states West Virginia, Alaska and ME led the charge to protect the rights of the indolent to mooch off the rest of us. "Ryan, this is something that everybody, most everybody in the Senate that's a Republican ran on". The current administration and the Republicans in Congress have tried to dismantle the ACA, but Rubio and his pals did it years ago.

The real solution? A single payer health insurance program, "Medicare for All". Although it gave millions of Americans insurance, it still left 28 million Americans without health insurance. Increase subsidies for those least able to pay and increase penalties for those most able but least willing to pay.