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senate Bill S. 16280

New Republican Healthcare Bill: Senate Version

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.

Sharon's Opinion
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06/26/2017
Why don't we look at making healthcare a not for profit and develop a single payer plan? The current system allows insurance companies to keep 20% of the premiums for administrative costs. Medicare has about 5% for administrative costs. If the insurance costs are 1 trillion and we could save even 10% of that in administrative costs, we could save 100 billion dollars. I think that is more than enough to cover those that cannot afford insurance. Of course the CEO's and upper management would loose their multimillion dollar annual salaries. This still would not make everyone happy but they aren't happy now.
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Mark's Opinion
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06/26/2017
Government has no business being in the Health Care Business!!!!!!
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Gerald's Opinion
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06/26/2017
Is is not the Governments job to provide the population with. Health care. On top of that the government does not tell me I have to buy anything that includes health insurance
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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.

Dave's Opinion
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06/26/2017
To lose coverage for 22 million Americans is not acceptable at all. It's morally inexcusable and I would feel so violated if the senators I helped elect would allow such a bill to pass. Please do not pass this bill.
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Michael's Opinion
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06/26/2017
This is not a healthcare bill! This is a giveaway to the rich! This should be labeled a tax bill or repeal of a tax bill. Obama care is not perfect but go back and fix what you do not like.
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Susannah's Opinion
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06/26/2017
There needs to be transparency in ALL bill making. There needs to be an emphasis on what is best for the American people, the majority of whom are not rich. There needs to be some shouting that a bill that hurts the elderly, the disabled and children and helps the wealthy is EVIL.
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  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
    IntroducedJune 22nd, 2017
    This health care bill is 1000 times worse than the one your complaining about.
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    22 million fewer Americans covered. Annual caps will return as will preexisting conditions and the cuts to Medicaid will be desdlu
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    The only thing the ACA has failed in is to stoke and pander to the greed of the insurance industry.
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    This bill is just a tax cut for the 1%
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    Please vote no! This is an atrocity to Americans!
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    The fact that insurance companies support it but major medical associations don't is all I need to know to decide that this is a disaster of a bill. But the fact that 22-23 million Americans will lose their health insurance is enough to make any person with a heart utterly dismayed at the "solutions" to healthcare the GOP has cooked up. And I'm not even personally affected. I just care about my fellow Americans and believe they have a right to affordable, accessible healthcare.
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    Absolutely no way this is a good bill for the American people.
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    Please vote no on the revised healthcare bill. This will affect too many people and lrave them without choices, including me. Thank you
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    The only conceivable improvement to the ACA is universal healthcare. Our moral duty to the people of this country is ignored in this bill. Not only is it a gift to the wealthiest, this bill seems meant to kill off the oldest, weakest, and poorest of our nation. Shame on the writers. You are no public servants. You are mere toadies to the rich.
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    Any bill that prevents anyone from obtaining affordable healthcare is immoral. All this bill does is cut taxes from the wealthy on the backs of the most vulnerable. Shameful. Vote no.
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    This bill is horrendous! It would be devastating to millions of Americans, my family included. I am in cancer remission. This bill would leave me and millions uninsurable. If I was somehow able to find a policy that would accept me under this bill, there is zero chance that I would be able to afford it. How can you congressmen be so heartless? How can you be pro-life but not give a damn about the health and well being of millions of your constituents? How can you sleep at night? I, myself, stay awake most nights worrying about this very issue and what will happen to me and to my family, and to the millions of other Americans whose lives would be severely impacted by this awful bill. Please do the right thing. Fix the problems within the ACA. Do not repeal or replace it with this terrible, terrible bill.
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    The Republican healthcare will Not help the middle & lower income. I am whole heartedly against it!
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    There must be amendments made on this bill, namely for Medicaid cuts that would severely impact our state!
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    No, no, and no. The CBO says bad deal. Most Americans unfortunately will never appreciate the subterfuge. You kept your constituents in the dark. We will remember. Your seats are safe in the red state - but eventually even the people who voted your way will become disenfranchised, angry, and the tides will turn. Enjoy the Democrats' collective inability to garner political power for now.
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    There are plenty of ways to fix the ACA. As someone who has insurance solely because of the ACA, I would like urge the senate not to pass this new bill.
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    No more bail outs or subsidies for insurance companies.
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    Millions of Americans will lose coverage. Disabled, poor, and elderly people will suffer for the GOP to pad the super wealthy's wallets further. I'm incredibly concerned that so many online commenters don't know that Medicaid fills in gaps where Medicare and private pay is insufficient. I'm worried about elderly people, especially elderly people with Alz & other forms of dementia, who usually require the most expensive care. I'm worried about women's reproductive health and autonomy, and all the good work PP does being sacrificed because some men got their pseudo religious butts up on their shoulders and decided to be vindictive.
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    Million of Americans losing healthcare is unacceptable. The opioid addiction crisis does not need to be left behind.
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    Lifetime caps are a death sentence.
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    I'd like a specific explanation on why cutting insurance from the poor and loosening standards for insurers is "saving the American people"/ or "protecting the middle class".
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