After breaking a seven-year-long promise to repeal Obamacare, Republican lawmakers have proposed yet another plan to repeal just one part of the healthcare plan. Their latest plan is to include an amendment in the tax reform bill which would get rid of Obamacare’s individual mandate, the part that requires Americans to obtain and maintain health insurance or pay a tax penalty. The proposed amendment would leave all other aspects of Obamacare in place.
“Can’t you see the 2018 campaigns now? Lawmakers telling everyone, ‘Hey, at least we repealed the worst part of Obamacare. That counts, right?’ Yeah, no,” said Sara Gonzales in this two-minute video-explainer of ‘individual mandate.’ Sara goes on to say that, while the individual mandate is a bad idea and should be repealed, it has to be repealed along with Obamacare’s pre-existing condition regulations.
“It’s the pre-existing condition regulation that’s creating the crippling rates – not the individual mandate,” said Sara. She pointed out that if people could purchase insurance after becoming ill or injured, no one would ever buy insurance until something went wrong. “I mean, why pay for it every month if you could wait until after you got sick to buy it? You wouldn’t — unless the government fined you a lot of money if you didn’t [i.e. individual mandate,] which is exactly why Obamacare was set up that way.”
Sara summed thing up by saying,”The government should not be able to force you to buy insurance, but the mandate has to be repealed at the same time as Obamacare’s pre-existing condition regulations. Otherwise, you can kiss your private insurance goodbye. And five years from now, we can all ahve that Cuban-style universal healthcare coverage that Michael Moore is always raving about.”
Watch the video above to get the full scoop.
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