Thursday, January 12, 2017

GOP voted to REPEAL THE ACA/ OBAMCARE in full.

This vote by the GOP puts us back to Insurance Companies doing as they wish.

Despite promises from leading Republicans, including President-elect Donald Trump, gone will be the ability for parents to keep their children on their health insurance until age 26, gone will be the ban on insurance companies refusing to pay for pre-existing conditions -- including pregnancy, cancer, HIV, and diabetes, gone will be the mandate that insurers must pay for contraception coverage. Democrats filed amendments to save them all, all were defeated.

The overnight action was largely procedural, so Obamacare is not dead yet, just on the table headed to the operating room where its opponents will perform the necessary operations before pulling the plug, leaving 30 million people uninsured. But there are several steps lawmakers still have to take. But the roadblocks are few.

They have no legitimate replacement plan, so despite Donald Trump's promises, tens of millions will lose coverage. Any possible substitution will not offer a "seamless" transition, as the President-elect promised on "60 Minutes" after winning the election.

No comments: