The basis for the health-insurance copay is that the 99% need to be disincentivized from “abusing” their health-care and going to the doctor for frivolous ailments (if this was really a thing, we’d have sliding-scale copays that charged rich people astounding sums to see the doctor, to ensure that everyone’s incentives were properly aligned).
The U.S. Senate, aided by Trump’s second in command, has voted to begin debate on the GOP’s plan to destroy Obamacare. Senator John McCain left Arizona, where he’s being treated for brain cancer, to cast a critical vote to steal health care from other cancer patients. Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote.
More than 1 million people have been non-fatally shot in the USA since 2000: all of them would have uninsurable pre-existing conditions in the eyes of insurers if Trumpcare passes.
These people would be forced to use emergency rooms for routine care, and default on their bills, raising costs for everyone else.
The Washington Post was first to get a draft copy of the ‘secret’ GOP health care bill.
The ‘discussion draft’ is making the rounds among GOP Senators’ aides and lobbyists. It would repeal Obamacare taxes, reduce Medicaid coverage, give states greater ability to opt out of Affordable Care Act regulations, and kill federal fundingRead More