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VirtualCongress April 18th, 2016 2:24am

Secretary of Health and Human Services Senate101 proposes Freedom of Healthcare Choice Act

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Zackisan VC Member
04/20/16 10:17 am

Vetoed, as many here have mentioned before this would serve to reverse the reforms implemented by the Affordable Care Act

Hooah Fmr. Zia
04/18/16 10:33 pm

Nay. This will cause a death spiral.

firefly5 the verse
04/18/16 5:27 pm

Nay. I do not see how this wouldn't cripple and undermine the ACA entirely.

Liberty 4,032,064
04/18/16 4:21 am

Hasn't that already been repealed?

04/18/16 11:21 am

no it was reinstated about 5-6 months ago

Liberty 4,032,064
04/18/16 11:36 am

This is why we can't have nice things...

hokiejac Decatur, GA
04/18/16 3:30 am

Universal coverage of pre existing conditions cannot work without maximum participation. Otherwise you send insurance into a death spiral

ProfessorLocke Liberty or Death
04/17/16 10:07 pm

Nay, normally I'd support such a bill, but if we're going to be stuck with Obamacare, let's not send it on a suicide run.

Senate101 San Diego
04/17/16 8:46 pm

I support parts of the affordable care act. I support the intent to bring healthcare for those who cannot afford it. It is a basic right. But I do not believe that people who opt out of healthcare should be punished for doing so. Fining citizens for exercising their freedoms is a sad dictatorial overreach of government power.

04/17/16 8:21 pm

Nay, how about instead of "destroying it". Propose some real healthcare reforms of your own.

political Georgia
04/17/16 7:49 pm

Amendment: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is hereby repealed.

Yes - now this is even better.

goldz oh this world
04/17/16 7:48 pm

Nay - if we're going to have Obamacare let's make it work somewhat.

political Georgia
04/17/16 7:49 pm

It's incapable of working

goldz oh this world
04/17/16 7:52 pm

True but repealing this one provision will drive it into the ground.

goldz oh this world
04/17/16 7:57 pm

This way the rich won't sign up for Obamacare and then one of two things will happen -
1. Taxes go up.
2. Our debt will go up.

04/17/16 8:06 pm

ACA is a lot better under VC. We have state border free healthcare options so that would help lower costs. We've done some other liberal and conservative reforms as well.

goldz oh this world
04/17/16 8:10 pm

That's great but this bill would destroy it.

04/17/16 9:24 pm

that's what i meant to say, like why destroy it at this point

political Georgia
04/18/16 5:56 am

I hope that we have already repealed such disastrous legislation.

04/18/16 11:22 am

no obamacare is law in vc

political Georgia
04/18/16 11:32 am

Then let's repeal that junk!

goldz oh this world
04/18/16 11:39 am

Propose it as a bill political, but you need to have a good replacement.

political Georgia
04/18/16 11:43 am

The free market is a great alternative.

goldz oh this world
04/18/16 11:45 am

Yeah, except that it's not. Look up medical loss ratio and look up what happened when Aetna tried changing theirs minutely. Wall Street is a stronger force in their decisions than insurance buyers.

political Georgia
04/18/16 11:55 am

Look up how much people's deductibles have increased under the Unaffordable healthcare act. In addition, people have been denied healthcare plans because we have a lie in chief. This President only cares about furthering his agenda at the expense of the American people.

goldz oh this world
04/18/16 12:05 pm

Actually the number of people who pay more are slightly less than number of people who pay less.
The free market has consistently failed to provide adequate care for everyone. This is because they must spend under a certain percentage of profits on healthcare or their stocks plummet. They are beholden to Wall Street - the free market is nearly irrelevant in their decisions.

political Georgia
04/18/16 12:12 pm

The beauty of the free market is that you have choices. Under Obamacare, you don't have but 4 options.

goldz oh this world
04/18/16 1:51 pm

Of course you have a choice - you can buy your own healthcare.

goldz oh this world
04/18/16 1:52 pm

I think choice is a great thing, but it has side effects b

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
04/17/16 7:25 pm

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is amended by striking out the provisions penalizing those who can afford healthcare but do not chose to pay the monthly fee.