Here’s a tweet that captures the latest horror version of Trumpcare:
Here’s an outline of the Race to the Bottom Newest Amendment from Balloon Juice’s Richard Mayhew:
Networks and the credit card model for health insurance
by David Anderson
at7:09 am on April 28, 2017
If you loved credit card companies and how they all were headquartered in South Dakota to take advantage of their very lender friendly laws before the passage of the CARD Act, you will love the health care vision of Rep. Jim Jordan.
The vision is that the House Freedom Caucus/MacArthur Amendment is attached to the AHCA. The AHCA passes the House and Senate without major modification. At least one state opts for the waiver to allow for medical underwriting and gutting essential health benefits by replacing a federal standard with a state standard. A minimal essential health benefit package could still include prescription drugs but only require generic drugs and very common, low cost brand drugs. Specialty drugs including most chemotherapy agents, cystic fibrosis treatments, Hep-C cures and coagulation disorder treatments could be excluded from the minimally required list.
A second bill would also be passed that would allow for insurance to be sold across state lines. And that gets us to the individual health insurance market looking like the pre-CARD Act credit card market. Most states may still require guarantee issue and community rating but the states mandating these restrictions either will not have any in-state insurers offering products in the individual market or their locally regulated individual market effectively work as a high risk pool.
Now, this looks horrible.Because, it IS horrible.
Poll came out this week that less than 20% of the American people liked the previous version of Trumpcare. And, this is worse.
So, WHY, do they continue with this horror show?
Never ever forget..
Trumpcare is a TAXCUT BILL MASQUERADING as a healthcare bill.
Also, as Mayhew points out where they get their taxcuts from:
Medicaid is the key. The AHCA is still cutting $800 billion plus from Medicaid over a decade and this is the point of resistance for the Tuesday Morning Group, a group of 40 to 50 less conservative Republicans who are likely to represent districts that are vulnerable in wave elections.
Let them know that this is important and that killing Medicaid kicks them out of a job in 2018.
Trumpcare is chock-full of tax cuts for the rich. That’s the primary thing about it—that, and killing Medicaid. In the proposed $880 billion cut from Medicaid in the next decade is going to provide those tax cuts to the richest—and the new version of the bill they’re considering is aimed at making those tax cuts happen faster!
Please continue to call. Please continue to fight. And, if you are in a blue district, call a few from the list of the GOP/Hillary vulnerable (GOPers where Hillary won their district in 2016):
California 10 R+1 Jeff Denham
California 21 D+2 David Valadao
Arizona 2 R+3 Martha McSally
California 25 R+3 Steve Knight
California 39 R+5 Ed Royce
California 45 R+7 Mimi Walters
California 48 R+7 Dana Rohrabacher
California 49 R+4 Darrell Issa
Colorado 6 D+1 Mike Coffman
Florida 26 EVEN Carlos Curbelo
Florida 27 R+1 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Illinois 6 R+4 Peter Roskam
Kansas 3 R+6 Kevin Yoder
Minnesota 3 R+2 Erik Paulsen
New Jersey 7 R+6 Leonard Lance
Pennsylvania 6 R+2 Ryan Costello
Pennsylvania 7 R+2 Patrick Meehan
Texas 7 R+13 John Culberson
Texas 23 R+3 Will Hurd
Texas 32 R+10 Pete Sessions
Virginia 10 R+2 Barbara Comstock
Washington 8 R+1 Dave Reichert
Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121