In case you haven't heard, the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is a disaster. I don't think the citizens of this country voted for a government that would reduce the number of people covered for health insurance. We need everyone covered under an affordable, quality plan. I personally support a Single Payer System.
Please contact your local US Representatives and let them know your opinion on this very important issue.
As a Whole-Life Democrat I view their changes to be anti-life and pro-corporation/pro-CEO. Republicans claim to be Pro-Life, but in this instance they fail massively. For example, within the provisions, CEOs of pharmaceutical companies will get to write off their incomes thusly placing themselves on corporate welfare. Tax breaks benefitting other companies in the health care industry do not directly benefit patients but rather go back to the companies relying on their "good will" to pass along the savings.
I don't know about you but when was the last time a CEO passed the company savings onto their end-users. This profit driven healthcare system has to go, in my opinion.
It would be wiser to simply improve the ACA to lower the premiums and remove some of the barriers that prevent health providers from participating in the ACA. My dream of a single payer system may never come true but I can live with simply renovating the existing Obamacare plan to make it better for patients, providers and insurance companies.
Here is a link to the CBO report. https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486
Here is are links to contact your US Representatives and voice your opinion:
PS: On the mend from my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. I can't believe how much pain I am still have though..ha. I want to share a thorough post on the results of my pathology as well as my view on being pro-active when BRCA mutations are concerned. I think I dodged a bullet. God was nudging me and I am so glad that I listened to Him.
Peace and Blessings,