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Conservative Health Care Bill

Posted by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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The centuries-old oath taken by health care professionals reads, “Do no harm.”  It is time for Washington lawmakers to take a similar approach when working to fix the problems that exist in our broken health care system.  Simply repealing the President's health care law is not enough—it must be replaced.

Conservatives recognize that patient-centered reforms rooted in free markets are the best way to lower costs and solve problems in our health care system.  That is why the Republican Study Committee (RSC) is proud to bring forward a pragmatic, practical, and portable free-market alternative to the current health care system.  Simply put, our bill is a better way forward. Specifically, H.R. 3121, the RSC's American Health Care Reform Act:

  • Fully repeals President Obama's health care law, eliminating billions in taxes and thousands of pages of unworkable regulations and mandates that are driving up health care costs. 

  • Spurs competition to lower health care costs by allowing Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines and enabling small businesses to pool together and get the same buying power as large corporations.

  • Reforms medical malpractice laws in a commonsense way that limits trial lawyer fees and non-economic damages while maintaining strong protections for patients.

  • Provides tax reform that allows families and individuals to deduct health care costs, just like companies, leveling the playing field and providing all Americans with a standard deduction for health insurance.

  • Expands access to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), increasing the amount of pre-tax dollars individuals can deposit into portable savings accounts to be used for health care expenses.

  • Safeguards individuals with pre-existing conditions from being discriminated against purchasing health insurance by bolstering state-based high risk pools and extending HIPAA guaranteed availability protections.

  • Protects the unborn by ensuring no federal funding of abortions.


Repeal and Replace Obamacare: It's Time for Reform 


Obamacare is a train-wreck full of broken promises that is increasing health care costs and interfering with the doctor patient relationship. Obamacare must be stopped. We recently sat down with Americans from across the country to ask their opinions of Obamacare and how it is affecting them in the workplace. 

There is a better way to the one-size-fits-all approach of Obamacare. That is why the Republican Study Committee (RSC) isproud to bring forward a pragmatic, practical, and portable free-market alternative to the current health care system without the unworkable taxes and mandates forced on American families through the President’s health care law. 
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DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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This actually sounds great!
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lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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I thought so.  Mark Levin just posted the link on twitter.


Quoting DSamuels:

This actually sounds great!



DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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I think I need to get twitter. My hubby did and I usually beat him to stuff like that.

Quoting lylalane7275:

I thought so.  Mark Levin just posted the link on twitter.



Quoting DSamuels:

This actually sounds great!




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lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

You should.


Quoting DSamuels:

I think I need to get twitter. My hubby did and I usually beat him to stuff like that.

Quoting lylalane7275:

I thought so.  Mark Levin just posted the link on twitter.



Quoting DSamuels:

This actually sounds great!






lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Bump

imagirlgeek
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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I love this plan.  Obviously I'll have to read the text to know for sure, but the summary sounds really good!  This is the kind of fix we need.

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PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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Oh this sounds pretty much what was out there BEFORE the ACA.  

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Not at all.  Did you read it?


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Oh this sounds pretty much what was out there BEFORE the ACA.  



PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Yeah I did.  That is why I posted what I posted.

Quoting lylalane7275:

Not at all.  Did you read it?


Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Oh this sounds pretty much what was out there BEFORE the ACA.  




sheila28804
by New Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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Conservatives are the original authors of the individual mandate and introduced bills as early as 1993.  The Affordable Care Act, most commonly referred to as Obamacare because he signed the bill, is modeled after Mitt Romney's plan in his home state that he said should be a model for the nation.  I don't disagree that there could be something better, but it was debated for 7 months, voted on by both houses and then upheld by the Supreme Court.  The best thing that could happen is for it to fail misarably instead of giving a black eye to the conservatives by holding the country hostage.  Let it fail and then remodel with something better, and maybe what you have stated is what will work best.  Let democracy work even if it fails the first time.

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