Sunday, January 15, 2017

Republican's Move for Repeal of ACA : Progressive Democrts Demand A Fix

The democrat, Ross Schriftman says the Republicans have to fix OgbjmaCare or all is lost. Our health care will be totally dysfunctional and or destroyed if something isn't done right now to fix it..

WOW - nice talk coming from a democrat that voted for OgbjmaCare to start with, and apparently didn't care about reaching across the aisle to the Republicans for their input as it was offered on many occasions before this monster was passed without a single Republican vote.

Remember that sellers individual from California Nancy Pelosi saying the congress ''has to pass this bill to find out what's in it''? Well I guess we all found out the hard way.

But now, that our entire health cares system is at risk of total failure, here's a democrat whining the Republicans have to fix it. Who voted for this disaster in the first place? And it's not just the progressive socialist liberal democrats stooges in congress, it's also the brain dead voters as well that decided it was a good idea to throw themselves under the bus and voted twice, even in the face of over whelming evidence OgbjmaCare was a disaster, the citizens couldn't stop them selves from continuing the disaster, instead of doing the right thing and vote out the unethical and immoral tyrant that designed OgbjmaCare in the White House!!!!!

So here we are, the same idiots that voted for OgbjmaCare are now demanding the Republicans have to fix it and do it now because millions of democrat voters are suffering and fearful of losing the health care. They know it will cause them problems at election time. After all it is about them and not the country.

Again and again, like clock work, when all else fails, the nation turns to the Republicans to save the day. So why is it that when the progressive democrats grand strategies fail to deliver on their sinister, bastardized, unscrupulous and delusional promises, they and their walking dead followers saying now the Republican have be act responsibly to save the country, while the progressive liberal democrats sit back acting smugly in their righteous lofts, sneering at the fumbling's of Republicans who are now vilified, by the democrats in congress and their friends in the media, that they haven't done enough already to fix the democrats failures as their leader isn't in the White House yet !!!!

Why is it that the Republicans always have to act responsibly and if they don't as demanded, they are attacked?

Who the hell are these people and why do we allow them to get away with this stuff!! Why doesn't someone stand up for what's right and proper, Conservative principles of actually taking responsibility like the oath of office that they all took. Shouldn't someone stand up on the floor of congress, and take it to these unethical and amoral bastards that caused the mess in the first place??

It's way past time to take a page out of the progressive liberal democrat play book and attack the progressive liberal democrats on a daily basis for what they have done? Shouldn't someone call them out for what they have failed to do to make this country a safe place to raise a family without fear of disaster at every turn on the domestic front, and if that's not enough, from mass killers from overseas??

Who voted for this to happen? Who in their right mind would ever vote for another democrat every again given what they have done to this country as a political party? And yet, you and I both know, the voters will line up and vote the same way they always have. And we also know, it will always fall to the Republicans to fix it.

As Congress Plots Repeal, Former Pennsylvania Democrat Faces $784 in Monthly Premiums Under Obamacare
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Before President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, he promised Americans they would have quality, affordable health care, and would be able to keep their same health insurance plans and doctors. But in the three years since Obamacare’s exchanges opened for business, Ross Schriftman, 64, said none of those promises have come to fruition for him.

Before the health care law was implemented, Schriftman was paying $218 per month for coverage from Independence Blue Cross with a $5,000 deductible. In 1974, long before the Obamacare seed was planted, Schriftman recalled paying just $12 per month for his very first health insurance plan.
This year, though, Schriftman’s policy with Independence Blue Cross is costing him $784 per month with a $6,500 deductible. Schriftman, an insurance agent, doesn’t qualify for a subsidy.

Before the health care law was implemented and into Obamacare’s first years of existence, Schriftman, a former Democrat, deposited money throughout the year into his health savings account, or a medical savings account. But now that his premiums have increased so substantially, the health insurance agent said he can no longer afford to put away the extra money. And before the implementation of the health care law, Schriftman, like millions of other Americans, was told he would be able to keep his plan once Obamacare took effect. But, also like millions of other Americans, his original $218-per-month policy with Independence Blue Cross was canceled.
Schriftman picked a new plan through Aetna, but history repeated itself, and the insurer canceled his plan.

“Talk about choice,” he told The Daily Signal. “Talk about losing.

Now, Schriftman is back where he was before Obamacare’s implementation, with a policy from Independence Blue Cross. This time, though, some things are different. “I’m paying higher premiums. I’m paying higher taxes, and I have worse coverage,” he said.

In a statement to The Daily Signal, Paula Sunshine, chief marketing officer for Independence Blue Cross, said the insurer is working with consumers to “find the benefits that are right for them and the care they need,” but said the company also needs to “ensure a sustainable market.” “Our rates reflect the changing market trends impacting insurers here and across the country,” Sunshine said.

Taking Action
Like so many Americans on both sides of the debate over Obamacare, Schriftman is watching the Republican-led Congress closely as it works on a plan to repeal and replace the health care law.
Since Obama signed Obamacare into law in 2010, GOP lawmakers have been talking about repealing it, and have voted to do so more than 60 times. But with Obama in the White House, their efforts were unsuccessful.

That changed Nov. 8, when voters elected Republican businessman Donald Trump to the White House, and the GOP retained control of both the House and the Senate. Trump, along with many Republicans on the ballot, campaigned on repealing Obamacare. This year, they’ll finally have their shot. GOP lawmakers have agreed to roll back much of the health care law using reconciliation, a budget tool that is especially powerful in the Senate. There, reconciliation bills need just 51 votes to pass, and Republicans hold 52 seats in the upper chamber.

But while the GOP has come to an agreement on how to repeal Obamacare, the party is split over when to vote on its replacement—and hasn’t yet agreed on a replacement—and whether to get rid of Obamacare’s taxes immediately.

Democrats and the White House, meanwhile, are warning that repealing the law would cause 20 million Americans who gained health insurance under Obamacare to lose coverage. And it’s a concern that has some Republicans rethinking whether repeal first, replace later is a viable strategy.
“I think it’s important that we move sooner on a replacement than later,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told The Daily Signal, “just to alleviate some of the concerns of those that may be fearful of losing their health insurance.” Meadows said he would like to see the House move Obamacare’s repeal on a “parallel track” as a replacement, though he contends Congress will have to act on its repeal first.

“It’s important for us in the House to at least start debating the merits of a replacement plan sooner than later,” he said. “Part of that is hearing from constituents who definitely want it repealed, but there’s also a group who say they definitely want to know what they can count on when repeal takes place.” Republican leaders said they want to have a bill repealing Obamacare on the president-elect’s desk not long after his Jan. 20 inauguration, and the Senate has already taken the first step toward dismantling the health care law through reconciliation. But their plan has been disrupted by a group of five GOP senators attempting to delay repeal until March.

Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Bob Corker of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Rob Portman of Ohio offered an amendment to the budget resolution that would give House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over Obamacare until March 23 to write the legislation that would roll back the health care law. House Republican leaders, though, are committed to moving forward with repeal.

“Without delay, we are taking action,” Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday. “We are putting in place the tools necessary to keep our promise on this law.”

Schriftman, who lives in Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, has been active in Democratic politics since the 1970s. In 1974, 1976, and 2004, he ran for the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives, but ultimately decided to leave the party. Now, Schriftman is calling on congressional Democrats to work with Republicans to craft a replacement for Obamacare, or face a continued loss of support from constituents.

“You can help craft legislation that provides real reform or you can stubbornly cling to your failed programs and force your constituents to continue suffering with high premiums, high deductibles, lack of choices, and high taxes to pay for it,” Schriftman wrote in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. He fears that if Republicans don’t repeal and replace the law, the future of health insurance under Obamacare will continue on a downhill slide.

“They’re not going to do better in 2018 if they stand in the way of reform,” Schriftman said of congressional Democrats. “If nothing changes and all they do is a little fix and keep the basic structure of Obamacare in place, where are the American people going to be in two years? What are the premiums going to be in two years? How many carriers are going to be left in two years? How many doctors are going to be really happy?”

And though he believes Republicans in Congress now have a real opportunity to repeal the law, Schriftman said he’s “anxious about some of the Republicans getting gun-shy.” “This is their opportunity. This is it,” he said. “They either get behind fixing it, or they’re going to have even worse problems with the public. People are just so fed up.”

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