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originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: network dude
Its worth pointing out, that if they are going to pass ANYTHING, just to say that they have replaced the ACA, then they are more interested in appearances than results, which means that they are worthless to the society they serve.
As with all legislation, there will be WINNERS and LOSERS in society. In the case of the AHCA, the losers will be the relatively poor (Individual earning under $22,000 a year income). The WINNERS will be everyone else.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: carewemust
If 24 million people lost health insurance, less people would be insured pre-ACA. If you think merely JUST the poor will suffer under this draconian bill, then you are foolish or you don't understand math.
originally posted by: dfnj2015
originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
Yep, I wish it would just go back to the way it was before Obamacare at a minimum. I'm just tired of paying ridiculous prices to never even use it and if I do I have to pay ridiculous deductibles.
You seem like a really smart person and you have important things to say. However, if you study the cost of healthcare premiums over the last 30 years, there has been about a 20% increase every year. About every five years the cost of a premium doubles. Before and after the ACA was passed had absolutely NO EFFECT on the existing and continuing trend is the cost of a premium.
P.S. ACA is aka Obamacare in case you did not know.
Our leaders we elected to pass and write bills just like this don't seem to be up to the task. I think it's time for them to realize they need to go get a real job and let some others with ideas instead of full diapers make the decisions.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) visited White House at midday Friday to brief President Trump on an overhaul of the nation’s health-care system, amid mounting evidence that enough House Republicans would spurn their pitches and send the bill to defeat.
Ryan was prepared to tell Trump there are not enough votes to pass the legislation, two GOP aides familiar with his plans said. It was unclear whether leaders would proceed with a planned afternoon vote. As Ryan met with Trump at the White House at 1:30 p.m., Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during his daily briefing that a vote would proceed at 3:30 p.m.
A House GOP aide confirmed the expected timing of a vote.
If the bill does not pass Friday, a day after Trump delivered an ultimatum to lawmakers, it would represent multiple failures for the new president and the Republican Congress.