Is the Republican passed health care better for you? We can’t say until we see it, have it scored and understand it. All we know is this was pushed, maneuvered and forced through, not un-similar to Obamacare. We know Republicans were high fiving each other in excitement and Democrats were singing bye bye to them after it passed.
Now Democrats know about bye bye. Since they passed Obamacare they went from a majority in the house to a minority: from 60 senate seats to 48 and lost governorships and state houses. What fate awaits the Republicans?
The President said the end result will be lower costs and reduced deductibles. The Democrats say higher costs and millions uninsured.
If I were advising the President today I would tell him to go on national TV. Since the MSM will be joining the Democrats in attacking this, it is vital to present a case to the American people. A short address like this:
Fellow Americans we in America have over our history created the best medical services available in the history of mankind. We have been the place in the world, where others want to come for medical assistance when it is vital in their lives.
My desire in working with leaders in congress is to maintain that for our children, grandchildren and generations after. Most of you understand the ACA, known as Obamacare, was a failing system. In many states we saw costs rising and insurers leaving the system. We needed to take action.
The plan going to the senate now will be scrutinized and adjusted if neccessaey, but in my opinion will insure the goal of maintaining the quality healthcare system that will be the world’s best.
We are making the changes for those purposes only and healthcare is too vital an issue to allow politics to intervene.
Thank you for your support.
By the way we do know this about the bill passed yesterday These taxes are cut in it — which add up to over $1 trillion dollars imposed by ACA:
-Abolishes the Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax which hits 8 million Americans each year.
-Abolishes the Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax. Together with repeal of the Individual Mandate Tax repeal this is a $270 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s Medicine Cabinet Tax which hits 20 million Americans with Health Savings Accounts and 30 million Americans with Flexible Spending Accounts. This is a $6 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s Flexible Spending Account tax on 30 million Americans. This is a $20 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s Chronic Care Tax on 10 million Americans with high out of pocket medical expenses. This is a $126 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s HSA withdrawal tax. This is a $100 million tax cut.
-Abolishes Obamacare’s 10% excise tax on small businesses with indoor tanning services. This is a $600 million tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare health insurance tax. This is a $145 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare 3.8% surtax on investment income. This is a $172 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare medical device tax. This is a $20 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on prescription medicine. This is a $28 billion tax cut.
-Abolishes the Obamacare tax on retiree prescription drug coverage. This is a $2 billion tax cut.
So good or bad? We can’t tell yet. We know Obamacare was failing. We know it’s a very difficult thing to replace because of the free in it. We have to see more of this plan to understand and make a judgement.