Yep. Anyone know the actual provisions? Here are a few:1. ObamaCare prohibits insurance companies from dropping your coverage if you get sick or make an honest mistake on your application.2. It eliminates pre-existing conditions and gender discrimination.3. Lets young adults stay on their parent’s plans until 26.4. Creates State based Health Insurance Exchange Marketplaces where Americans can shop for Federally regulated and subsided insurance.5. Protects against unjustified rate hikes and give you more rights to appeal insurance company decisions and much, much more.
Points 1, 2, and 5 protect citizens from rapacious insurance companies and their near-monopoly status (most states have no more than one or two major plans available).Point 4 introduces competition — you’d think Republicans would like that — SINCE THEY CAME UP WITH IT.Point 3 helps cover one of the least-covered groups and also provides some financial support for the program, as young people have fewer medical needs, which is precisely why some of the jerks in the GOP are trying to persuade them to put their health at risk to suit THEIR political needs.Anyone mind telling me why any of these extremely mild reforms are objectionable? There’s no “socialized medicine” (as in the UK), it works entirely through the existing insurance industry and medical industries (which is actually the biggest criticism), and it protects individual Americans.