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Trump - ACA Reform

Updated on February 24, 2017
ACA Repeal/Reform
ACA Repeal/Reform

Last year at this time we were all bowing to the idea of having our first female President and another four years of Obama type politics. I loathed the thought and watched with keen interest.

I particularly didn’t like the Mandate portion of ACA.

ACA, in its purest form, is a great concept. However, because it forces people to have healthcare and forces small businesses to provide a certain level of health benefits many, including myself, hated it.

There are two sides to this coin, so let’s talk about the good stuff first.

ACA provides health care to many who could not afford it. Thousands who couldn’t go through cancer treatments are able to get the care they need. Low income households could go to regular doctors and get the care they need along with prescriptions they could otherwise not afford.

The downside—someone has to pay for all the good stuff.

That someone was the middleclass and above.

Many lost their existing plans which was something Obama said wouldn’t happen.

Health insurance cost rose dramatically, along with higher deductibles leaving most working families with a lot less take home pay to buy goods and products. Obama claimed Health Care would be affordable, hence the name. It’s not. Not even close.

Many small businesses went belly up because they couldn’t afford to provide the health care the ACA required them to have for their workers.

If you listen to the socialist left, they will tell you that it is all part of the distribution of wealth. That the more you earn the more you should give back to help those less fortunate. That all sounds well and good but it is a pipe dream that doesn’t work. And stop throwing European healthcare around like their system is a cure all.

The insurance companies CEO’s are pulling in seven figure incomes and their stock holder’s shake the democrat’s hands with big smiles on their faces. They’ve made a lot of money since 2010. Maybe those clamoring about the 1% should take a closer look at these figures:

  • Cigna CEO David Cordani: $17.3 million. Cordani's total compensation rose considerably compared to 2014, when he pulled in $14.5 million. ...
  • Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini: $17.3 million. ...
  • UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley: $14.5 million. ...
  • Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish: $13.6 million. ...
  • Humana CEO Bruce Broussard: $10.3 million.

And the beat goes on…

Many have speculated on what reforms are needed—what to take out and what to leave in. Trump has said that no one will lose their healthcare and that he will repeal and replace Obama care with something a lot better. What those changes will be and what the final product will look like is still under debate. One thing for sure--the mandate will be history.

No longer will we be forced to have something we can’t afford.

No longer will small businesses be required to throw profits to the wealthy greedy insurance companies.

My hope is to see Congress and the Senate have the same health care we all have.

After all, those who said there was nothing wrong with ACA probably didn’t have it…like Congress.

Should the Mandate be eliminated?

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