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House Republicans have released the text of a bill that would remake the Affordable Care Act in the coming years.
The bill is called the American Health Care Act. It would eliminate the mandate that all Americans have health insurance.
People with low incomes would still be eligible for refundable tax credits in advance of up to $14,000 for a family.
People could also qualify for Medicaid until 2020 in states that expand Medicaid.
The penalty under the bill for failing to have health insurance will be removed retroactive to the beginning of 2016.
Tax credits would be phased out at incomes of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for families.
States that expanded Medicaid would get enhanced payments to cover anyone who is eligible and enrolls before Jan. 1, 2020.
The bill would offer age-based tax credits that start at $2,000 for individuals under age 30.
Read the complete bill here:
That's exactly what it is, JG! A big huge pile!
This guy is a giant fraud along with all the rest of them in congress, except a few in the Freedom caucus. I don't see them doing any phase 2 or 3 like they are saying they will do. If they pass what Ryan is selling, that is what we get. It's so very upsetting. This will implode just like Obamacare and we will be stuck with single payer. They won't do the buy insurance across state lines or tort reform. Rand Paul is right, it's Obamacare lite!
Paul Ryan had 7 of 8 years to put together a plan. Then not 5 months ago he said they have a plan ready and waiting to repeal and replace Obama Care. Like I said before, these feckless RINO's never expected to win both houses and the White House. They were more than content to get Hillary Clinton in there so they could blame their stagnation on Democrats. If this bill is Paul Ryan's best effort, what he's been working on for 6 years, then he's a miserable failure. Better buckle up folks, it's going to be a long ride on this hard buckboard seat. Personally, I don't want the Federal Government or even the state government controlling my healthcare. It's important to understand that Obama Care was instituted as another government entitlement and there have been no entitlements ever repealed that I know of. Also, Obama Care wasn't implemented to succeed as a health care plan, it was designed to fail and bring about public clamor for the single payer system. This is not something that's going to be fixed in a couple of months if at all.
Well said, Jerome! The government shouldn't be in healthcare, period!