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President Trump is Hastening ObamaCare Demise - Wants a Better HealthCare System ASAP.

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posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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Letting health care be a huge money making business and the same for insurance means it's doomed for the majority.

A person is paying for rich people's stock market profits.




posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Letting health care be a huge money making business and the same for insurance means it's doomed for the majority.

A person is paying for rich people's stock market profits.


As long as profit is more important than people, you'll continue to see all industries attempting to get away with as much as the public allows them to get away with.

From what I see, even in grocery/retail stores, and restaurants, the public has a very high tolerance with being screwed. Or, perhaps, most consumers don't realize that they are being taken advantage of.



posted on Sep, 27 2017 @ 10:25 PM
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I see that HUGH HEFFNER passed away this evening, at the age of 91.

Source: people.com...

Bet he didn't have ObamaCare.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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This impending Executive Order from President Trump will make millions of Middle/Upper-Middle class Americans VERY Happy!
abcnews.go.com...

Rand Paul and Donald Trump have been working together on this for several weeks. Designed to be implemented ASAP, because Repeal would not have kicked in until 2020.

Tip: It's not the "state lines" aspect that the big thing. It's being able to buy the health insurance you want and can afford again..just like pre-ObamaCare.

The sicker/poorer can stay with their ObamaCare single-payer. Everyone else will have Free Market choices. The Executive Order will use similiar "waiver" language that the Obama Admin allowed Christian Health Share plans use, to keep themselves legal and flexible with benefits.

Naturally, Democrats will go ballistic when they hear of this... but that's OK. The Bi-Partisan Commission can throw lots of money at ObamaCare, and the sick/poor won't be hurt by the departure of the healthy middle/upper-middle class individuals and families. (Most don't have ObamaCare anyway. Can no longer afford it. 2 million left just this year so far.)



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 02:04 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

All it will do is force rates up because the insurance companies will I've to expand their provider networks across state lines. I doubt Trump will do it anyway.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

I'm letting it go. I know now, no matter the bill , unless it benefits the corporations and their stock holders, the chaos will never end. Time, money, and power is on their side. And the electorate.

Young people better hope to god they don't get disabled or seriously ill. Best of luck to all.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Ok. So the insurance companies will be allowed to sell policies that don't actually cover you if you get sick..

Well that will be good, for the insurance fat cats.....
edit on 29-9-2017 by JoshuaCox because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 11:13 PM
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originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: carewemust

All it will do is force rates up because the insurance companies will I've to expand their provider networks across state lines. I doubt Trump will do it anyway.


ObamaCare/ACA mandated that the Blue Cross ASSOCIATION, Multiplan, (and a few others) do just that, back in 2013.
www.healthcare.gov...
The national networks already exist, and are being utilized by many ObamaCare customers.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: carewemust

Ok. So the insurance companies will be allowed to sell policies that don't actually cover you if you get sick..

Well that will be good, for the insurance fat cats.....


You don't give your fellow Americans credit for intelligence and independent thought, JC. That's a pity.



posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: carewemust

I'm letting it go. I know now, no matter the bill , unless it benefits the corporations and their stock holders, the chaos will never end. Time, money, and power is on their side. And the electorate.

Young people better hope to god they don't get disabled or seriously ill. Best of luck to all.


Young people who make over $40,000 @ year will be much better off after President Trump signs the above-referenced executive order, MOMof3.

They will have access to health insurance that is 50% less than ObamaCare, with MUCH better coverage.



posted on Sep, 30 2017 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: [post=22714986]carewemust[/post
Anyone who believes that is a fool or paid propagandists.



posted on Sep, 30 2017 @ 04:54 AM
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Given the fact that Trump actually said "Who would have thought that healthcare would be so complicated?", I think that the chances of him getting it right are vanishingly small. And anyone who thinks that Trump cares about the disadvantaged is, I'm sorry to say, a delusional idiot.



posted on Sep, 30 2017 @ 04:56 AM
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Looks like another one of the Trump administration's attempts to sabotage the ACA is going to hurt an estimated 130,000 Oklahoma residents and prevent a 30% reduction in premiums. And that's according to Terry Cline, Oklahoma's Commissioner of Health.


Oklahoma officials are blaming the Trump administration for rising health-care premiums in the state after the administration missed a deadline to approve a key waiver for the state under ObamaCare.

In a letter addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, Oklahoma's health commissioner rips the administration for missing a final deadline for a State Innovation Waiver, which would be used to lower premiums around the state.

The waivers provide federal funds "to implement innovative ways to provide access to quality health care that is at least as comprehensive and affordable as would be provided absent the waiver," according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The Oklahoma health commissioner's letter said that approving the waiver would have helped more than 130,000 Oklahoma residents and reduced premiums by 30 percent.

Oklahoma blames Trump officials for higher premiums

And here's a link to a pdf of the actual letter (from the Oklahoma State govt's website):

www.ok.gov...



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: enlightenedservant


Here's the Oklahoma waiver request: www.ok.gov...

Due to soaring premiums, and only 1 health insurance company in Oklahoma's ObamaCare marketplace, the state requested $325 million federal dollars to set up a high-risk pool for medically expensive residents.

Oklahoma HOPED that doing this would attract some health insurance companies to come back to the state for 2018, and come back with lower premiums than what the existing health insurance company will have.



Waiver applications as of July 2017: www.kff.org...

It looks like as of July, Oklahoma had not yet formally requested the 1332 ObamaCare/ACA waiver. Considering that other states have been waiting longer for approval, Oklahoma's September 25th request for withdrawal of their waiver, was because the state wanted govt approval before Insurers had to "lock down" their 2018 rates, on September 28th.

Maybe they'll try again next year, and request the 1332 waiver EARLIER, in time for a 2019 effective date.

At any rate, its very telling that the Obama administration had to develop this 1332 waiver, in order to help states escape the damage wrought by ObamaCare.

U.S. Government Explanation of the Section 1332 ACA Waiver: www.cms.gov...



posted on Oct, 4 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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Slashing the government's ACA-ObamaCare "outreach" and "navigator" budget by 90% for 2018 enrollment was financially smart. Like the ACA-ObamaCare law in general, those programs spent a lot of taxpayer dollars, with little to show for the expenditures.



In late August, the administration announced that it was sharply cutting the promotional budget for ObamaCare as well as money spent on "navigators" paid to help people enroll when open enrollment starts on November 1.

Both cuts were more than justified.

The Obama administration nearly doubled ObamaCare promotional spending in 2016 to more than $100 million, only to see overall enrollment decline by 400,000 and the number of new enrollees drop by 42%. This year, the Department of Health and Human Services is slashing the ad budget to $10 million.

The navigator program was an even bigger waste of money. HHS notes that the Obama administration dumped $62.5 million on navigators last year — who then managed to help fewer than 82,000 people enroll. That's $762 per enrollee. One navigator got $200,000 and enrolled one person. HHS is cutting the navigator budget by almost 40%.

Not surprisingly, the cuts were treated by ObamaCare defenders as another effort by Trump to sabotage the law.
Source: www.investors.com...

The privately funded group organized by former Obama Administration officials (Get Covered America), hopes to have better luck finding/enrolling people than the government did. With so few plan choices, and sky-high premiums, they will need all the luck they can get!



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 08:07 PM
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October 5, 2017

FREE BIRTH CONTROL may be coming to an end soon...



On Thursday, Oct. 5, word spread from reporters and Planned Parenthood that a leaked directive could be announced as early as Friday, Oct. 6. The Trump birth control directive, which was originally leaked in May, would put birth control coverage for 62 million women at risk.

Currently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) requires insurance companies to cover all FDA-approved birth control. Employers must provide coverage as well, although the ACA allowed exemptions for religiously-affiliated employers who object to birth control.
Source: www.elitedaily.com...

Should the Federal Government be forcing insurance companies and employers to pay 100% of the cost of a myriad of birth control methods? There are several government-mandated "freebies" forced upon employers and health insurance companies. All they do is raise the price of the product/service, and raise the price on everyone who has health insurance.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

He has been, and is, doing everything he can to insure the failure of the ACA.

If he wants a better plan, he's going to need to look outside of this Republican Congress. If they were capable of coming up with something better, God knows they would have done it by now.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: carewemust

He has been, and is, doing everything he can to insure the failure of the ACA.

If he wants a better plan, he's going to need to look outside of this Republican Congress. If they were capable of coming up with something better, God knows they would have done it by now.



President Trump has advocated "single payer", long before he knew what a Republican/Democrat was...or cared. As ObamaCare continues to crumble, and the new Taxes start to kick in next year on every American, Bernie Sanders' Medicare-For-All proposal will look better and better.

A watered-down (cheaper) version of Bernie's plan would still be infinitely better for the majority of Americans than what we have now. (And I'm a 20-year insurance professional saying this, mind you.)



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

If Trump could manage to get his ego under control, he could make the corrections needed in the ACA, and make it successful and acceptable. Obama has even publicly stated he was welcome to change the name to "Trumpcare", if making corrections fixed the issues, and made it accessible and affordable. (recognizing the ever present 'ego' factor).

I'm really shocked to see a criticism from you about this administration.








posted on Oct, 6 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: carewemust

If Trump could manage to get his ego under control, he could make the corrections needed in the ACA, and make it successful and acceptable.


Here's something from a new article about Iowa's situation.

President Trump told the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Seema Varma to deny a request from the Republican-controlled state of Iowa to fix their health-care marketplace, according to The Washington Post.

According to the Post, Iowa officials sought for months to get federal permission to fix health insurance markets in their state, but they were shut down by Trump administration officials.

Critics of the president say Trump's unusual move is a part of the administration's effort to undermine ObamaCare.

The Department of Health and Human Services has reduced the health insurance enrollment time frame by half, cut the advertising budget and has cut funding that helps people receive coverage under ObamaCare.

Trump told HHS to deny request to fix Iowa ObamaCare market: report


And here's the Washington Post article that it's referring to.

As ACA enrollment nears, administration keeps cutting federal support of the law
edit on 6-10-2017 by enlightenedservant because: (no reason given)




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