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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Should the Affordable Care Act be Repealed and Replaced With the American Health Care Act?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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    I feel that there would be more damage done if we start from square one with a new healthcare plan than fixing what's already in place.
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    The Affordable Care Act helped millions of people. This new plan will hurt millions of people. Do the right thing.
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    Terrible bill from so many perspectives. So many millions more of our fellow citizens will be forced to go uninsured. So many receiving Medicare will be turned away. These are the real death panels. Fear not though, the Congressional midterm elections are only about 19 months away.
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    As a physician leader who thoroughly understands the benefits of ACA, it is essential to control healthcare costs while preventing many deaths and expensive hospitalizations (especially of low income Americans with pre-existing conditions) by keeping the ACA mostly intact. A true reduction in cost would be to eliminate or reduce the function of the massive and unnecessary health insurance industry. For every reason, financial, ethical, constitutional...you must vote No on this ACA repeal bill.
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    Improve what is already in place, as opposed to starting from scratch again.
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    I VOTE NAY! And shame on RINO Paul Ryan for offering us Obamacare Lite! The majority of the American people have been demanding two things: (1.) REPEAL OBAMACARE and (2.) LET US BUY HEALTH INSURANCE ACROSS STATE LINES! We don't want ANYTHING REMOTELY RESEMBLING SOCIALIZED HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA! If you want to have ANY credibility among the voters, YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR PROMISES TO THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE YOU YOUR JOB, PAY YOUR SALARY, AND PROVIDE ALL THE PERKS YOU ENJOY! I REALLY LIKE THE OPINION GIVEN BY COUNTABLE MEMBER JEANNETTE: "Paul Ryan is a Black Hatter his slogan is one size fits all. The real issue is globalist or nationalist. TTP or against, freedom or communist. Ive stated my opinion on healthcare now I'll state it on the real issue that identifying and rebuking my own party to create a freedom, prosperity, constitutional party, a Phoenix rising. I am against those in our government that support globalist, TTP, communist principles. I'm against those that support this big Pharma money feed that makes us citizens bleed." Right on, Jeannette! I'm with you 100%! Another great opinion was given by Countable member "Invercargillus": "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results. That's what this bill is: An exercise in madness. ONLY a full repeal of Obamacare's pseudo socialism and w/a 100% free market solution is acceptable. It's the ONLY viable answer to the Unaffordable Care Act. Conservatives have had eight years to come up w/a replacement solution. Now they have complete control of the federal government (executive, legislative, and (coming soon!) judicial) and look what they come up with? Disgraceful! Listen and hear me clearly: They'd better sober up, quit remaining beholden to the insurance lobby, or they'll reap the consequences in 2018. The Congressional Freedom Caucus needs to stay strong and not allow this bill to pass in its current form until its recrafted in a completely capitalist free-market libertarian format."
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    You have the power to save the lives of your constituents, quite literally. Please choose to do that.
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    This bill doesn't repeal and replace Obama care. The vast majority of its provisions just gut Medicaid and don't address the real issues that we still have with healthcare.
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    Repealing and replacing Obamacare would be a huge mistake. Just fix what's wrong. Millions of people will lose insurance and those with pre-existing could be at risk or pay higher premiums. This is not the healthcare our country deserves. Everyone deserves affordable quality healthcare.
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    ACA isn't perfect but it's on the right track. Rather than reapeal and replace, our government should openly examine what works and what doesn't and amend the ACA accordingly. This should be a bipartisan effort as the health of our citizens shouldn't be affected by ideology.
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    Horrible idea bc the replacement does not provide affordable insurance although it does provide access. Too bad GOP can't be transparent and talk about how insurance really works. Larger pools reduce cost. Ned healthy people in pool. As a young person I paid insurance and rarely went to the doctor. At age 50 was diagnosed with cancer when I actually thought nothing was wrong. We insist on people having car insurance which most people rarely or never have to use. Additionally if you have s home mortgage you need home insurance. Too bad our politicians are ingenious with their constituents and are willing to be "bought" by big pharma and big insurance. The greed is a disgrace.
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    Anything is better at this point than socialist Obamacare
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    ACA isn't perfect but it was a step in the right direction. Lets not move backwards with this awful alternative. Fix the ACA, fix the marketplaces, put more regulations on the greedy insurance companies and prices might go down. Please don't vote fore this bill, that will just hurt people!!!
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    I have seen illness ruin friends financially. One of my mom's friends died of breast cancer because she didn't have insurance and didn't seek care until it was too late. The only way I would support a repeal of the ACA is if it was replaced with universal coverage with a single not-for-profit provider. I believe that as Christians we have an obligation to care for others, and that means not profiting from their illness and misfortune.
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    Do not repeal the ACA.
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    I don't how many times I have heard the President and Republicans try and convince everyone what a great bill this is. There is nothing "great" about it. This is DJT and Ryan's attempt to "Make America Great Again" on the backs of the children, sick and elderly. These people don't have a clue how much insurance costs. They are giving more power to the insurance companies. The insurance companies are the ones that hold the purse strings. The insurance companies and the rich will profit. This is not going to protect the people and give them "affordable" healthcare. Rural hospitals will be hurt and many will close. The "working poor" will have Medicaid taken away. The tax credits are a joke. For me personally, comparing it to the plan I have now, I will have to come up with an additional $11,800, that's after the credit. Premiums will not go down for 3 to 4 years. What good is that going to do people now. Take the ACA and fix it, don't trash it. If you want to throw it out and have everyone covered, then give us a single payer system. Get the insurance companies out of politicians pockets.
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    This bill is a travesty. Universal healthcare is the only sane replacement for the ACA.
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    Fix the problems in Obamacare. Starting fresh will hurt way too many people. No repeal!
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    Single payer is the only way to eliminate the corporate greed that is causing health insurance to be so expand unavailable to many. Healthcare should not be a for profit enterprise beholden to stockholders. The ACA is not perfect, but it is better than what has been proposed so far.
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    I feel the ACA can be repaired to better reflect the needs of Americans without the disaster the proposed AHCA promises to be. The Repeal-Replace idea is solely a politicized move to dismantle Obama's legacy. What makes the AHCA so dangerous is that it seeks to dismantle even the benefits of the ACA as a screw-you to the "left". In turn, that screw-you extends to the American people by leaving them with nothing to rely on except even more costly healthcare options. Sure the Trump admin thinks it's a great idea. They can afford the coverage. However, if you're low-income, elderly, female, etc. etc., fugitaboutit! Rather than a move to radically repeal-replace, we should be in discussions about how to improve the current healthcare system.
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