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house Bill H.R. 1628

Should the Affordable Care Act be Repealed and Replaced With the American Health Care Act?

Argument in favor

Obamacare has failed to fulfill its main promises to the American people — that health insurance would be affordable for all and that consumers would have the choice of keeping their doctor. This bill repeals and replaces Obamacare with a patient-centered system that will create more options for consumers at an affordable price, while assisting those who need help paying for their insurance and cutting taxes that inhibits economic growth and healthcare innovation.

Beth's Opinion
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03/22/2017
DO NOT ACCEPT THIS REPEAL! WE LOVE OUR OBAMACARE JUST THE WAY IT IS!
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Gregory's Opinion
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03/22/2017
As long as I'm not being forced to buy medical insurance any thing is better than the current system.
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Joe 's Opinion
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03/22/2017
Anything is better at this point than socialist Obamacare
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Argument opposed

Obamacare isn’t perfect, but Congress should focus its efforts on fixing its flaws rather than repealing it and replacing it with a solution that undoes the progress it made in expanding access to affordable healthcare. Millions of Americans would lose their health insurance coverage if this bill were to become law, and it’s expected that it would increase the cost premiums between now and 2020. That’s not an acceptable solution for the American people.

Ashleyrdtx's Opinion
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03/21/2017
This is a horrible bill and everyone knows it. Fix the ACA. Phone 👏Calls 👏Matter 👏. Don't be weary! Call your Representatives TODAY! Here is a sample script with talking points ----> https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/3/12/oppose-the-american-health-care-act-the-proposed-aca-replacement
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Megan's Opinion
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03/21/2017
What America needs is not a rich health insurance sector (which essentially means that people are paying more than they're receiving in benefits). Americans need healthcare, not health insurance. Every single person is going to need medical services, and it's ridiculous to buy insurance "just in case" for something that is inevitable. People's access to healthcare should not be depend on their income. It's a human right, and "market friendly solutions" are not an appropriate way to provide this.
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Karen's Opinion
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03/22/2017
This bill is horrible. People will die. Listen to your people who voted you in. Not a POTUS who's under investigation, and approval ratings are in the trash. You will be voted out if you continue to ignore us. We do have a voice when we vote. #VOTENO
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed May 4th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 217 Yea / 213 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
    IntroducedMarch 20th, 2017

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    DO NOT ACCEPT THIS REPEAL! WE LOVE OUR OBAMACARE JUST THE WAY IT IS!
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    This is a horrible bill and everyone knows it. Fix the ACA. Phone 👏Calls 👏Matter 👏. Don't be weary! Call your Representatives TODAY! Here is a sample script with talking points ----> https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/3/12/oppose-the-american-health-care-act-the-proposed-aca-replacement
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    What America needs is not a rich health insurance sector (which essentially means that people are paying more than they're receiving in benefits). Americans need healthcare, not health insurance. Every single person is going to need medical services, and it's ridiculous to buy insurance "just in case" for something that is inevitable. People's access to healthcare should not be depend on their income. It's a human right, and "market friendly solutions" are not an appropriate way to provide this.
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    This bill is horrible. People will die. Listen to your people who voted you in. Not a POTUS who's under investigation, and approval ratings are in the trash. You will be voted out if you continue to ignore us. We do have a voice when we vote. #VOTENO
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    This proposed bill is a laughable disgrace. Millions of people will suffer if this is allowed to pass. Women, low income families, anyone with a pre-existing condition, those who need mental healthcare, and not to mention those who work in healthcare and will lose their jobs, will suffer because of this bill.
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    Health care should be a right for everybody, not a privilege for the wealthy.
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    We should be making life easier for our citizens. Taking away benefits is criminal. We will not forget who votes for this.
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    Keep ACA. Reject Wealthcare.
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    This is a travesty. Any representative who votes in favor of this 'repeal and replace' mockery will surely lose the respect of their constituents and their seat in the future.
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    UPDATE to original comment below: Vote NO on this bill! Please remember that the Republican Congress and President ‘45’ is more interested in cost cutting for the federal government rather than providing AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE for ALL AMERICANS! If this were not true, Washington would be actively, and publicly, pursuing measures that would CONTROL costs in the medical industry AND require health care insurance providers to provide FULL coverage for BASIC HUMAN NEED, My humble opinion is that a single service provider e.g., the Medicare and VA system would be the best option. There are certainly issues with these systems, such as absolute unintelligible bureaucracy that seriously bogs down the efficiency and increases overall costs to the system, but this can be addressed and upgraded. The best element, and least liked by our beloved free market capitalists is the fact that costs can be controlled AND LIMITED. We MUST realize that the medical industry should not be in the business to make profit over human care. But that is where we are, and we MUST be strong enough to admit this. All I hear is “it’s too expensive”! Ask yourself WHY? Do your research and review the salaries of those in the industry (Hospitals, Pharmaceutical companies, Health Insurance providers, companies that develop and sell medical technology and equipment to hospitals/doctors). Bottom line, people are making a “killing” off FELLOW AMERICANS that are in desperate need of medical services. This is not a moral approach, rather it’s a cold, bottom line first business (profit) approach. Please vote NO on this bill, THEN REALLY FIX THIS MESS! ORIGINAL COMMENT: We must amend the ACA that was pioneered by President Obama to be MORE inclusive, and expand its authority to establish pricing controls on services and pharmaceuticals. Our biggest problem is based on the fact that the health care industry operates first on profit and expansion, not on the welfare of Americans. Profit first, people second. How can we allow that to be. What value to our health comes from pharmaceutical commercials? What value to our health comes from hospital expansion, mergers, closures? You may argue efficiency, but all I see is absurdly posh buildings and grounds, high end hotels to accommodate ultra wealthy patients from overseas, high end architectural buildings with ornate art called hospitals. It's all about the money that ultimately drives up the cost to the patient. We need to amend the Affordable Care Act in a way that it can provide affordable health care to every American by controlling the cost to operate.
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    You can't ACCESS healthcare if you can't AFFORD healthcare. We can't play politics with real people's lives.
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    The ACA is why I live in rural Montana and work for a small business. Without it I would be working in Oregon for a larger company that can afford to offer full benefits. Trumpcare only benefits his billionaire buddies. It is not an improvement if less people are covered.
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    If this dog of a bill goes through then every voter should work tirelessly to repeal and replace those responsible for its passage. Passing a bill when the ramifications are unknown is poor governance at best and borders on malfeasance. Everyone in their life will need health care. Rich and poor. This is not about insurance. It's about our moral responsibility as citizens of a great nation.
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    The whole premise of this new replacement seems to me........I can't afford a Maserati, but the government is now "allowing" me the opportunity to buy one by offering the choice. The whole idea is ridiculous! I certainly hope the Trump supporters are happy with their choice, because they've damned the rest of us to hell!!
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    It should be repaired and and adjusted. No need to repeal it completely.
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    I continue to be amazed at how morally and intellectually bankrupt lawmakers have become. The year is 2017 and instead of marching forward towards a universal healthcare solution, like the majority of the industrialized world, we continue to slide ever more into the abyss. Whatever happened to…“The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” – Hubert H. Humphrey
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    The American Healthcare Act is not a viable replacement for ACA. Energy should be focused on improving existing policies of ACA and not proposing legislature that would eventually deprive over 20 million citizens of their healthcare.
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    As long as I'm not being forced to buy medical insurance any thing is better than the current system.
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    I cannot accept that our country, so blessed with wealth and innovation cannot afford to provide at least a minimum level of healthcare for ALL of its citizens. We certainly find ourselves able to pay for many other things.
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    The ACA may be imperfect, but this bill is a travesty which gives tax breaks to the wealthy while gutting Medicaid and causing millions to lose health coverage.
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