by Countable | 6.26.17
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The Senate will take up a new health care bill as soon as Thursday. And though it was written by Republicans, not all GOP Senators like it. Five Republicans say they won't support the "Better Care Reconciliation Act," as it's called, and others have expressed concerns. All Senate Democrats are expected to oppose the legislation, so that means GOP leaders are wheeling and dealing to win over the support of those Republican hold outs.
But compromise is hard. The GOP Senators who oppose the bill do so for different reasons.
Some say its cuts in Medicaid are too deep, others want to go deeper. Some care most about keeping premiums lower, others want to control the overall cost to taxpayers. And still others are concerned about how those costs are distributed across Americans of different income levels.
So, when it comes to a health care, which of these issues is most important to you?
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-- Joshua Herman
Written by Countable
A healthcare bill that doesn't even acknowledge women's health? You all should be ashamed.
My family is a perfect example of individuals living out the American dream. Last fall my husband and I quit our jobs to start our own business. Our young company is on the cusp of enormous growth, and we are beyond excited about our successes. My family was able to take the risk to start a new business because of the affordable care act. During this time my husband and I aren't paying ourselves salary, and our health care is covered by Medicaid. This affords our business the chance to grow. I was pregnant during the transition, and we were so grateful to know we could take the financial risk without risk of health care detriment to our children. Rolling back Medicaid would be a huge disappointment to me because I want other families to take the leap to become entrepreneurs too. The citizens of our nation are capable of accomplishing incredible things when they don't have to worry about paying for medication or care. Please give those in the middle the chance at greatness.
For 46 years I worked in the healthcare field. This is an extremely complex service that cannot be solved by 13 GOP Senators locked in a room. Physicians and hospitals must be allowed to give their opinions and that opinion used on the construct of the bill. As it stands now, physicians and hospitals stand to lose enormously. Rural hospitals and physician groups will suffer the most. Another area that will suffer dramatically is nursing homes. Probably 2 out of 3 seniors living there would have to leave without their Medicaid coverage. These homes will be forced to close.please stop this bill before it destroys the American economy and people.
Medicare for all. It's time we catch up with our peer countries like the U.K., Canada, and Australia and implement a universal healthcare system.
I want - demand - universal, single-payer, government-sponsored, Medicare for all. Straight up. No bullshit. Period. End of sentence.
This bill is a disgrace. Healthcare needs improved, not dismantled so the rich get richer and the poor, disabled and elderly die
What kind of superpower are we if we can't afford to give healthcare to all Americans? We have a great healthcare system already set up. It is called Medicare. Medicare should be for all Americans from birth on. We all pay into it. That is already set up. Why start from scratch? Is it just to make sure the rich get bigger tax cuts? In the famous words of Trump, "sad, very sad".
We should have HC like France, Australia, Canada every American has the right to HC. What kind of Country are we when we value more profits for the drug companies, bigger tax breaks for the already millionaires & pleading a small fraction of the extreme right Republicans that views aren't in step with the wAy of thinking of the majority of Americans
We need a healthy nation. All citizens need healthcare regardless of income status. Everyone pays what they can afford. It shouldn't make a difference as to what state you live in. Medicare for all.
Please vote no on the Senate healthcare bill. I believe our citizens require more access to affordable healthcare, not less.
Please, please, please do NOT support either of the GOP healthcare proposals! They're top priority is obviously tax cuts for the wealthiest at a cost that's unconscionably set on the backs of the less fortunate- the economically struggling, the elderly, the ill! A healthcare system must offer critical care to the neediest and the most American citizens as possible! If sacrifices have to be made, let it not be at the cost of healthcare. Forfeit plans to build a useless southern wall and a larger military!! Those who live with the most cream must be asked to support those without because it's basic human decency. Forget punishing those same people who need less expensive health facilities by targeting Planned Parenthood (because a very small percentage of the services is an abortion procedure that IS NOT FEDERALLY FUNDED! Keep religious beliefs out of politics!!) The GOP needs to open discussion and debate to All and be open to compromises from those all sides of the issue and political spectrum rather than compromises just within the Republican Party! Listen to healthcare specialists. Listen to Organizations like the March of Dimes. Listen to the elderly and those struggling with extremely costly medical conditions! Listen! Listen! Listen! Then, create a healthcare plan that You and your loved ones would be happy with! Create a plan that won't leave members of the United States Congress running from constituents as a huge number you are doing now. It's time to put the immediate welfare of ALL American citizens first.
We need to be fighting and planning for some kind of Medicare for All plan. I realize that this is a difficult climate to pass such legislation. But we MUST offer moonshot ideas and dream big for the future as an alternative to austerity and corporate welfare policies. Resistance is crucial. Protecting ACA is absolutely an important role, but it is NOT enough. Single Payer is the future, if you do not have the foresight or audacity to lead then please get out of the way for others to pursue a better future for all of us, particularly the most vulnerable among us.
Medicaid for all. Keep your laws off women's bodies and stop defunding women's health.
Universal Healthcare for all paid for with my tax dollars.
Please vote Nay on this disastrous bill. It will destroy American families and the economy.
As the daughter of parents in their fifties who have insurance through the ACA, please don't sacrifice their healthcare in order to give millions of dollars to the wealthiest Americans.
I am so repulsed right now with what I am hearing about this new Senate bill, and I was equally as disturbed by the house bill. I think what bothers me the most is that these bills continue to be exercises in exerting power and playing the politics to stay in power, not efforts to help people and solve the people's problems. I long to hear a voice of leadership. If this bill is really solving problems then teach me me how. I want every person in this country to have affordable access to health care. I felt we were on the way to that with the ACA. But there were folks that had to make choices between paying their children's college loan payments, or for their health care premiums, which kept inching higher. Subsidies should be enough, if we must include insurance companies, such that folks can have health care that covers all that the ACA does and be affordable for everyone whatever their income. It would seem that not enough of our congress people and senators remember their time on a team or ever played on a team. My coaches always said the team was only as good as the last person on the bench. That means that teammates want to do everything they can to help the benchwarmers to become a better player. This country is stronger in every way when even the most disadvantaged are taken care of, not when the richest get huge tax credits. Come on, let's start working as a real team and work together to solve problems.
As an American and a woman I am appalled by the fact we are still having to fight for our rights. Healthcare can NOT be a privilege. Other countries with universal healthcare pay 1/3 what we do per person. Medicare for all should be the goal. The ACA is not perfect, but the sabotage by Republicans is going against their oath to defend against foreign and domestic enemies-in fact making them an enemy. How else can you describe putting forth a policy that will result in death -the estimates vary from 28,000-100,000/year How is it that one of the richest nations in the world allow their people to die of diseases that are curable
Please vote NO to the proposed healthcare bill. I feel that this legislation as proposed would do more harm than good.
I have four questions concerning health care. 1. Should every man, woman and child be covered by health insurance? 2. Should health care be a " for profit" proposition or should it switch to " non profit?" 3. Should health care switch to a preventative health care system or should it remain as is, a remediative system? 4. Does life have intrinsic value? This last question is not about abortion. This is about making sure that a cost-benefit analysis done in the bowels of some bureaucracy does not destroy the chances of getting the therapy or medicine I or my loved ones need. Here is an example of the nightmare scenario: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/09/charlie-gard-what-kind-nation-would-kill-baby-in-his-mothers-arms.html