These petty people told folks that the vote to repeal Obamacare would happen yesterday, which is the 7th Anniversary of its passage.
Yes, they really are that petty.
But…like Orange Julius, the Zombie Eyed Granny Killer doesn’t know how to count.
Cause, he didn’t have the votes. You know that creature had his smug speech about Obamacare repeal all done.
Why couldn’t it pass?
Because, it didn’t pass the smell test of the ‘Freedom Caucus’.
So what we’ve witnessed today….
The House GOP couldn’t pass a cruel and inhumane bill because they couldn’t make it cruel and inhumane enough. They tried to make it more mean spirited and destructive and still couldn’t pass it.
Let that sink in. This bill as is was terrible and the House Freedom Caucus didn’t think it went far enough.
Anybody after today still yapping about both parties are the same is a dumbass and can never EVER be taken seriously.
What changes and concessions did the ‘Freedom Caucus’ want?
They wanted to repeal Title 1 as well as EHB.
This is what Title I does:
Eliminates lifetime and unreasonable annual limits on benefits, with annual limits prohibited
Provides assistance for those who are uninsured because of a pre-existing condition
Prohibits pre-existing condition exclusions for children
Requires coverage of preventive services and immunizations
Extends dependant coverage up to age 26
Develops uniform coverage documents so consumers can make apples-to-apples comparisons when shopping for health insurance
Caps insurance company non-medical, administrative expenditures
Ensures consumers have access to an effective appeals process and provide consumers a place to turn for assistance navigating the appeals process and accessing their coverage
Creates a temporary re-insurance program to support coverage for early retirees
Establishes an internet portal to assist Americans in identifying coverage
This is what EHB means:
What does the elimination of EHB mean?
As per Mayhew:
If there were no clear definition of what type of insurance product people could use their tax credit to purchase, some of those insurance products would probably not provide enough financial protection against high medical costs to meet the broad definition of coverage that CBO and JCT have typically used in the past—that is, a comprehensive major medical policy that, at a minimum, covers high-cost medical events and various services, including those provided by physicians and hospitals.
IF Essential Health Benefits are dropped from the bill, the CBO will project that insurers will respond by offering very skinny benefit packages (no maternity or substance abuse inpatient services for instance as both qualify as high cost events) that are targeted to be priced at precisely the subsidy value. If there is no regulation as to what a carrier needs to include with a given maximum out of pocket requirement, two things will happen. A lot of people who otherwise would not use their subsidy would use their subsidy. And most people who are buying mostly on price will be buying policies that the CBO does not deem to be insurance.
Jed Graham has been bird-dogging this angle hard:
Because the GOP bill would mostly retain ObamaCare coverage rules, insurance would be unaffordable for lower-income and older adults with the new, smaller tax credits on offer, so some 30 million people wouldn’t claim the GOP tax credit averaging $3,000 in 2020 and rising with inflation. That would add up to more than $600 billion in unclaimed subsidies through 2026, or roughly the same $600 billion amount by which House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan cuts taxes. Those unspent subsidies go a long way to explaining why CBO found that the American Health Care Act would reduce deficits by $323 billion over a decade.
So the end result if Title 1 is the price of passage is the following:
Guarantee failure in the Senate
Adds to the deficit immediately
Adds millions more people to the ranks of the uninsured as defined by the CBO over and above the 24 million that is the current score
So, wrap your mind around that……that much evil…that much pain in a piece of legislation, and it STILL wasn’t horrible enough for the Freedom Caucus.
This nothing but Legislative Evil.