10 Reasons Why Republicans Love The New Patient CARE Act And You Won’t
The Republicans have come out with an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as “Obamacare.” The Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility and Empowerment Act (Patient CARE Act). Catchy anagram isn’t it? But what does it really involve?
The GOP’s ‘Patient CARE Act is a band aid.
Well, for starters, it’s basically the same thing. But there are a few glaring differences. Keep in mind that the ACA is a hybrid of originally Republican ideas. If Democrats and liberals had their way we would be talking about single payer. A simple, proven way to provide healthcare to a country’s citizenry. But nothing in Congress is done because it’s simple or proven. The Patient CARE Act is no different.
10. Exclusion of coverage for those who just signed up.
9. Fewer subsidies.
8. Annual limit caps.
7. Removing consumer protections.
6. No free preventative maintenance.
5. A gaping loophole for pre-existing conditions.
4. Higher premiums for sick and elderly
3. Higher costs for women.
2. Higher costs for ALL.
1. More people can be denied coverage.
“Right off the bat, the Patient CARE Act would repeal Obamacare in its entirety, meaning that the three million Americans who have already enrolled in new plans through the law’s state and federal marketplaces and the millions more deemed newly eligible for Medicaid coverage in states that expanded the program would lose their health coverage.”