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The AMERICAN HEALTHCARE ACT is Replacing the Affordable Care Act - aka Obamacare.

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posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:46 AM
a reply to: Wayfarer

her costs nearly doubled from the get go with the ACA plan that was the closest she could get to her previous plan.

Why is it selfish to wish my sisters life had not been turned upside down over a poorly thought out and poorly implemented health plan?

you talk about selfish and yet you refuse to admit or even acknowledge that the people that do not qualify as "poor" to the democrats are well and truly screwed.

I am not saying the republican plan will be better, in fact I fully expect it to be as bad as the democrat plan... but go ahead and keep believing the party rhetoric that has worked out swimmingly so far.

Also if the democrats were so fired up to fix things for the poor... why did they not address the elephant in the room when they had ALL the power 8 years ago???

ETA: You cannot blame all of the medical industry, at least in Oklahoma a number of hospitals are switching over to a different pay set up that has helped the people they treat a great deal... I hope it spreads to more areas in the future.
edit on 7-3-2017 by Irishhaf because: (no reason given)

eta: surgery center oklahoma

Matthew Gang, 22, tore his patella tendon, dislocating his knee-cap playing basketball earlier this year. Gang is from California and he is uninsured. Surgery in his home-state was going to be about $30,000. The posted price at Surgery Center of Oklahoma was $5,700, one-fifth the price. Matthew and his father Tom Gang flew from California to Oklahoma for surgery. "It was well worth it," Tom Gang said. "I need a rotator cuff surgery right now. I'm thinking about flying out there and having my surgery because it was such a positive experience for us." A handful of other Oklahoma medical facilities have started joining Surgery Center of Oklahoma in price transparency: McBride Orthopedic Hospital Oklahoma Heart Hospital Cancer Specialists of Oklahoma Breast Imaging of Oklahoma Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging Surgery Center of Oklahoma does accept private insurance, but the center does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Dr. Smith said federal Medicare regulation would not allow for their online price menu. They have avoided government regulation and control in that area by choosing not to accept Medicaid or Medicare payments.

there are better options out there..
edit on 7-3-2017 by Irishhaf because: additional thought

posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:47 AM
Well it seems like right wing hysteria has won, defunding planned parenthood is wrong. They seem to think that abortions are their only reason and that planned parenthood is an evil corporation killing babies around 6-9 months while in the womb.

They paint the picture that doctors are ripping fetus's out and shredding them apart for research.

Well I hope right hysteria is not the new norm.

posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:49 AM
So we are still filtering our medical payments through a VERY expensive 3rd party known as "insurance"?

How is this better for anyone? We are still draining our economy into the pockets of insurance vultures.

posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:50 AM
a reply to: Mictain

Well....the alternative is that folks like George Soros quit spending his money to pay people to create mayhem, and instead pay for peoples abortions.

posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:51 AM

originally posted by: Kali74
I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in Feb. 2016... I've been unable to work since then. My FMLA has run out and it is unlikely that I will ever be able to return to work. Luckily, my state has amazing state healthcare that I really hope won't be effected by this nonsense, because I will literally die without it.

During my 1st treatment last year, I was put on 4 rounds of chemo... each round consisted of 3 days of infusion, the 1st day was 1 6 hour drip of Cisplatin and Etoposide plus steroids, anti-nausea drugs and the fluids the chemo had to drip through. Day one of each round was 30,000 dollars... not a typo. Can anyone tell me what a 14,000 dollar tax credit is supposed to do towards that?

It's actually not a $14,000 tax credit, that's a typo in the Fox report. The actual credit is $4000. It's age based starting at $2000 up to age 30 and $4000 after age 60. Presumably in the middle it's $3000. It's an annual tax credit, that you can be given up front in monthly installments with the presumption that you use it to buy insurance. So basically, it's meant to subsidize your premiums. If you're already on insurance this probably works out ok. If you're not on insurance you're going to have to pay a fine backdated to when you were on insurance, in order to get it again. And since you're in a high risk pool (which is effectively no longer subsidized) that fine will be large.

If you're on Medicaid, the state expansion for that is being cut. If you're in a state that didn't expand Medicaid you're going to be given a whole bunch of money to start covering people.

posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:53 AM

originally posted by: Bone75
Just thought I'd ask since you conveniently left that part out of your sob story... for obvious reasons of course.

You did read the part about prohibiting insurers from denying or increasing costs for people with pre-existing conditions didn't you?

Which section is that? What I read said they can't deny anyone, but they can use high risk pools, and if you can't pay then it's not a denial. Then I read that subsidies for high risk pools were being cut from $178 billion per year, to $15 billion per year, and starting in 2021 $10 billion per year.

posted on Mar, 7 2017 @ 08:53 AM
This was posted some hours earlier here

Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked thread.

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