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Republicans would like to kill the affordable care act what is there replacement plan for the millions without health insurance.

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Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise, R-La., has a bill which is a 180-degree turn from Obamacare. It would offer standardized tax deductions across income levels, while the ACA provides tax credits on a sliding scale, depending on age and income. Under the GOP plan, everyone would be given the same income- or payroll-tax deduction: $7,500 for individuals and $20,000 for families. For low-income taxpayers, the deduction would be up to the amount of their income taxes or payroll taxes owed.
The plans also differ in their treatment of low-income individuals and those with preexisting conditions. Under the Republican plan, individuals not currently on Medicaid or Medicare would be buying their insurance on the existing individual market. The GOP belief is that market competition would drive premium costs down so there are no protections in place for lower-income individuals. While the ACA offers states the chance to expand Medicaid and provides higher subsidies for lower-income individuals, under the GOP plan, those individuals would rely on their standardized tax deductions.
The Republican plan, like the ACA, provides some protections for people with preexisting conditions. But unlike the ACA, which sends these individuals to the exchange, the GOP plan reinstates the state high-risk pools and expands federal support to $25 billion over 10 years, while capping their premiums at 200 percent of the average premium in the state. the bill is still a work in progress, but it would contain cost by market forces, but there aren't any raised taxes, nor any mandates. the estimate is 19 million of the currently uninsured 30 million would sign up over a 10 year period. That beats Obamacare by 11 million.
http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/daily/republican-alternative-to-obamacare-relies-on-repeal-20130922

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If the GOP be leave in there plan and think it's better than the ACA why are they not pushing there plan to the American people
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I don't pay that minimum $7500 towards my Canadian taxes as I only made $4000 in the last two years. People with low incomes are subsidized. I rarely buy over the counter medicines unless overseas.
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I don't 'buy' any of that. The issue is simpler. By (or should I say BUY) mandating participation IN insurance run pools, it only serves to profitie INSURANCE companies. Neither party is addressing the actual issues. Spiraling health care costs, Single payer prices, Negotiated fees, and (dare I say it, government regulated healthcare. I have NOT seen the Government do ANYTHING (except civil rights legislation) right. The Government is the largest employer in the country. Enough is enough.

Fair prices, NO Government mandates (except for fair equitable prices for health care.) and Smaller Government. BUT..... what politician would vote for that?
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The Republicans showed no serious interest in finding a GOP friendly way to provide the uninsured with access to health care . Rather it pursues two goals at any cost , opposing Obama no matter what he does and making people see Obamacare as a failure.
Republicans are afraid that Obamacare will not prove to be a bureaucratic nightmare __ that Americans in fact will find they actually like it. The GOP fears that Obamacare will even be credited with slowing the rise of health care cost to a more manageable levels.
If the GOP thought the ACA was going to fail they'd sit back and let it fail and then repeal it and ride the ACA's failure to 2014.
They know what disaster will befall them when the people of the United States discover just how good it is.
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New guy, I hear you. Republicans haven't been making a lot of noise about their plan, because any talk at this time would confuse the issue and they want to focus on one thing, and that's defunding Obama care. They don't want to confuse the message with its replacement, and talking about the replacement at this time is strategically unwise. First, they need to remove Obama care from the table, and then their plan would have an audience.
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And on your point regarding letting it go through, that's a default option, always available. I've said all along that it will sink like a stone under its own weight. But its on popular, and siding with the people on this issue is a winning strategy.
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Doesn`t the plan give the sentors and congress free coverage, ie. paid by the masses?
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Tractor tug: we don`t have the insurance companies in the equation here in Canada (except for prescription drugs for some peep). The gov. runs it and keep the costs down, negotiates with doctors nurses etc. Canadians do not often sue doctors so there is much less liability insurance etc. Cheaper. It is run more like the Post Office than a for-profit corporation. Canadians like it and act as watchdogs.
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The bill itself does not exempt Congress. Obama gave them an exemption, and funds their purchase completely. There's considerable controversy over this. The future president could change it by executive action.
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Both plans favor big business, and neither addresses the main problem, the ridiculous runaway costs of health care in this country.
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Neither plan really does that. To control costs, you need 150 million auditors: the consumer has to control the costs. Insurance companies are fair at it, because they want to make a profit and cutting expenses is one way to do that. But Government doesn't care enough about costs, nor in controlling them.
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Capitalism is a dirty business...

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Honest Employers who give workers a fair weeks hours of work (full time) and healthcare. It's not rocket science. BUT neither party would EVER admit to that need. It is too 'profit oriented' for (R)s and not social(ist) enough for (D)s

All this brought about by business that complains 'we can't afford full time with benefits', and a Government that allows business to dictate how to 'socially care for the masses' (insurance co's) The two equal government handouts, and government subsidy of business. (since employees who work less than 30 hours are NOT required to get benefits, the govt must pick up the slack) OUR TAXES fill the gap.

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In other countries workers are forced to work long hours for pennies an hour. (Literally) If they get sick or injured they are simply thrown aside and kicked out. I have seen it on foreign ships in foreign ports. There is NO health care. NO disability. NO way to live.


It is a shame in this country that we (as the voters) have repeatedly elected politicians (of BOTH parties) who consistently vote in Business tax breaks, Business offshore hiding of assets and profits, and board of directors who are only concerned with shareholder ROE, instead of their employees jobs and benefits (that MAKE the roe and profits in the first place.) I am lucky I am in a field that treats workers with dignity, is a full time job, and makes a living wage. Others are not so lucky. BUT, the people who are the most disenfranchised are unable to have a voice in Government. (Any Government) Anywhere.
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I don't know why NewGuy1968 calls Obamacare "affordable". That is a mistaken assumption. If you pay nothing into it it, is freeloading or charity.
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It's affordable, when you have no money, and it is given to you. Unlike when you WORK and are provided employee sponsored, paid healthcare.
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I think the issue is being driven to a head by the requirement that 'all' must have insurance, whether they work (or work at a bonafide business that cares about it's employees) or are out of the system, and off the records. (Or (((Dare I say it))) Illegal and don't pay, but receive all benefits anyway!)
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I've not seen one. Several have stated from the beginning that their focus is NOT to replace it with something "better" and work in the interest of the country; rather, their focus is to oppose anything the president does, period.

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In Canada nobody falls through the system as health care is universal but not free as WE ALL PAY TAXES. No chid or elderly person is left out. The Health departments Federal and Provincial are always working to keep costs down. Sensible people do not run up the costs by going to the doctor for a mosquito bite! capitalism sure. We still have to pay our medications or ask for charity. In the US the honest working Joe is worried he/she will have to pay for all the lazy passive people on social assistance and there are many. They suck from the system and make no effort to find real work. Some are selling drugs on the side and paying no taxes. If you take for the common pot contribute something.

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Not many in America wants the Canadian system. Well, perhaps a few liberals, but not many capitalists. It's expensive, and our taxes would have to go up 17% to cover the cost.
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Very well Shinypate but we love it. Health care taxes DO make up a very large part of the total taxes. Canadians don't worry so much, less stress.
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And what % of income goes to health care right now? I'm guessing for many folks it's far more than 17%
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Boo I really don`t know (the info is online if I get interested) but I also don`t like the squander of our millions on 11+ years of our waring in Afgahanistan. What did Iraq and Afgahnistan cost the American people just in dollars and did it improve the general US health
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In 2011, a study was completed showing the average income for a family of 4 was ninety nine thousand dollars a year. The average monthly $cost for all medical for that family was 1150. This makes their current annual medical expenses about 10 percent after taxes.

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I am grateful for what we have built here in North America, no worry about our next meal, mostly safe on the streets and I don`t worry about health care.
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