Tonight, the House Republicans claim they have sufficient support to vote on the repeal of ACA and the extremely poor replacement being proposed. This bill, if passed, will take health coverage away from millions of people. Fellow-blogger and friend Keith has some advice for us all, and some very informative information. Please take a few minutes to read his post and check out the links. This is important, friends … this is our lives! Thank you, Keith, for this timely information and for permission to reblog!
The Affordable Care Act is an imperfect and complex law, but it is actually working pretty good. It does need improvements, but a few of its imperfections have been heightened by our Republican friends in Congress and in state legislatures. Yet, they do not want you to know about these actions, some of which are quite devious and harmful to Americans. To be frank, this subterfuge frustrates me as people are harmed as the GOP tried to waylay the law.
What has not been reported very much in main stream news is Senator Marco Rubio’s successful efforts to stiff insurance companies. These companies were promised additional funding for taking on excessive bad risk, called adverse selection. This was done successfully when the Medicare Part D plans were rolled out. By stiffing the carriers, the insurance companies had to raise premiums even more than they otherwise would have. Some even left…
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