Attention Congress is getting rid of Affordable Health Care aka Obama Care today 5-4-17?

  1. Did you hear our Congress is passing a new bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care aka Obama Care today on 5-4-17.
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  2. Poll: Do you think Congress should repeal health- care?

    • Yes

      14.29% 1
    • No

      85.71% 6
    • What? When? How?

      0% 0
    7 Votes
  3. 14 Comments

  4. by   Atl-Murse
    They are not getting rid of it. Just another exercise in futility. They will vote to say they voted and the senate will shut it down. Welcome to democrazy 101
  5. by   luv2
    This bill is a fraud.
  6. by   Atl-Murse
    They are all fraud. They know it will not pass the senate but they can pat themselves on the back saying they repealed ACA for the 100th time.
  7. by   MunoRN
    It's now passed the House although is unlikely to anywhere in the Senate, but it's still worth worrying that something similar will eventually happen, and this isn't some abstract thing for nurses, how many of you would like to see patient ratios potentially double?

    Under the GOP proposal insurance premiums for many will go down, which is a very bad thing. In terms of how insurers define those with pre-existing conditions, as many as half of Americans would be in this group, and if you look at hospitalized patients then it's at least half. Their plan would fund these people at about 5% of what they actually cost, which means hospitalized could see their revenues cut nearly in half, and that doesn't figure in cuts to Medicaid or the fact that those who do still have insurance will have coverage that no longer needs to include hospitalization coverage. So for the period of time where hospitals still exist as we currently know them, our ability to provide care would be drastically altered.
  8. by   AvaRose
    Now we can only hope the Senate is smarter than the House and less prone to whatever behind the scenes manipulation caused the House to vote for this travesty. Also I hope that employer insurance isn't effected because I now have a preexisting condition and would have to go back to being part of the millions of uninsured.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from AvaRose
    Now we can only hope the Senate is smarter than the House and less prone to whatever behind the scenes manipulation caused the House to vote for this travesty. Also I hope that employer insurance isn't effected because I now have a preexisting condition and would have to go back to being part of the millions of uninsured.
    Numerous sources are reporting that this could effect employer insurance plans -- you'll just have to depend on the kindness of your employer.

    The Republican health bill might ruin employer-based coverage, too.
  10. by   traumaRUs
    Moved for more answers
  11. by   hppygr8ful
    In my experience providing care to some of the most medically underserved people in this country the ACA has done nothing to make medical care more affordable or accessible to the people who need it most - so I say throw it out and start over.

    Hppy
  12. by   heron
    Quote from hppygr8ful
    In my experience providing care to some of the most medically underserved people in this country the ACA has done nothing to make medical care more affordable or accessible to the people who need it most - so I say throw it out and start over.
    Hppy
    So - do you approve of the proposed replacement?
  13. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from hppygr8ful
    In my experience providing care to some of the most medically underserved people in this country the ACA has done nothing to make medical care more affordable or accessible to the people who need it most - so I say throw it out and start over.

    Hppy
    They've had eight years to do something better and they have not been able to. Throwing out the ACA only means that those who weren't covered will still not be covered and about 24 million people who were covered will now lose coverage. Premiums will go up, benefits will decrease, this isn't opinion it is noted to be the truth.

    This seems like a good idea somehow?
  14. by   azhiker96
    Quote from heron
    So - do you approve of the proposed replacement?
    I don't like the proposed replacement but the ACA is in sad shape. Has no one noticed that insurers are leaving the exchanges and that premiums are ridiculously high? I work with a nurse who retired and then came back part time. The monthly premium for her and her husband is $750 each. The pension program gives a stipend of $150 for insurance so that brings it down a little but it's still on par with a house payment.

    Granted, low income people who purchase through state exchanges get subsidized rates but that won't matter when there are no insurers willing to participate in the state exchanges. We are getting closer to that situation each year.

    ACA exchanges grow thinner with Aetna leaving for 2�18
  15. by   heron
    Quote from azhiker96
    I don't like the proposed replacement but the ACA is in sad shape. Has no one noticed that insurers are leaving the exchanges and that premiums are ridiculously high? I work with a nurse who retired and then came back part time. The monthly premium for her and her husband is $750 each. The pension program gives a stipend of $150 for insurance so that brings it down a little but it's still on par with a house payment.

    Granted, low income people who purchase through state exchanges get subsidized rates but that won't matter when there are no insurers willing to participate in the state exchanges. We are getting closer to that situation each year.

    ACA exchanges grow thinner with Aetna leaving for 2�18
    Quite likely. Then, enter single payer.

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