|March 10th, 2017, 03:24 AM||#81|
Join Date: Dec 2015
The Greatest Healthcare Plan in the World (Trumpcare) is a 123-page bill that would cover fewer people, allow insurers to sell lower-quality insurance, and dramatically raise prices for the poor. The primary beneficiaries of the plan appear to be members of the middle class, who might receive a larger tax credit, and the rich, who would enjoy a sizable tax cut.
Instead of subsidizing enrollees based on income, Trumpcare would provide refundable tax credits based primarily on age. (The G.O.P. plan would also account for no variation in costs between regional markets, which could disproportionately hurt rural consumers.) Medicaid expansion would survive but the burden would be placed on the states--most of which are already up to their necks in debt.
Young, healthy people can choose to forgo insurance until they need it, if they are willing to incur the penalty, the elderly would see much higher premiums without Obamacare’s subsidies—especially if they end up shunted into higher risk pools. Higher risk pools---higher premiums.
AND here's a question: Will Congress be required to buy Trumpcare??
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|March 10th, 2017, 03:31 AM||#82|
Join Date: Apr 2016