Any way you look at the health care here in the United States you have a system that is corrupt with health care provider CEOs getting rich at tax payer expense. Getting the care you need at times is tough and the representatives we have elected want to do nothing to fix the system as they argue about this and that and then turn around and enjoy their fully funded for life health care plan if they happen to get a sniffle.
The system can be very easily fixed if the American people demanded that our representatives have to be on the same medical plans as the people they represent do.
It certainly does seem to be a way to pressure them into looking out for more than just themselves. How do you get that pass, though? Why would they give that up and without something like a revolution, it would have to be challenged through a court case and go to the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court justices are appointed then the same problem remains. Maybe an executive order? Would a standing president do that to the people he or she has to work with on all other matters?
The President doesn't the power to issue an EO for this. Congress sets their own pay and their own benefits. That is in our Constitution so that the Executive branch can't blackmail the legislative branch. Our founders were more worried about an omnipotent Executive branch and figured the Legislative branch would be self-correcting since there were a lot more people.
President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering critique of the Affordable Care Act and ratcheted up the pressure on Senate Republicans to keep their campaign promise to repeal and replace the law.
Speaking on the eve of a critical Senate vote, Trump drew on the struggles of Americans who joined him at the White House to remind Republicans of their longstanding promise.
"So far, Senate Republicans have not done their job in ending the Obamacare nightmare,” Trump said. “They now have a chance, however, to hopefully -- hopefully -- fix what has been so badly broken for such a long time.”
The plan is for the Senate to take a major procedural vote on Tuesday to advance a health care bill, said the No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn.
What exactly lawmakers will ultimately be voting for, however, remains unclear.
When asked what leadership ultimately wants the bill to be, Cornyn said: "We're not quite there yet." Ref. CNN.
Please oh please for once in a long time, work with the other party and find to fix what is most assuredly broken about our health care. Bring in doctors, Bring in patients, Bring in lawyers… yeah ya gotta have em since the way this is worded will matter. Bring in the insurance companies… need their input too or they'll just bail on the program. And then parse through all that they say and either fix what we have or come up with something new… but just do it.
Yeah there is a correct way to do this and then you have the congress way of doing it. I do hope they will take the correct way instead of the congress way and then trying to shove it down our throats like they normally do.
Yeah, if they take the Congress way… again, then the whole country will understand what vets have to go through at the VA. I truly think it'll be that bad one day. And that's for the people with healthcare… the ones without won't even get that level of support.
Sen. Susan Collins says 'no' to Graham-Cassidy bill, essentially killing Obamacare repeal. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a key Republican vote on health care, announced Monday that she will oppose the last-ditch GOP effort to overhaul Obamacare, essentially leaving the bill dead. Republicans can lose just two votes if they want to pass the bill. Sens. John McCain, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz had previously all said they were against it. However, the bill's sponsors, led by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, made tweaks over the weekend to the funding model in the hopes of winning some votes. Collins' announcement came just after the Congressional Budget Office released a limited analysis of the bill, estimating "The number of people with comprehensive health insurance that covers high-cost medical events would be reduced by millions" under the legislation over the next decade. Ref. USAToday.