Monday, March 6, 2017

Obamacare Lite

Today Republicans announced their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. "Obamacare lite," according to Rand Paul.

As the nickname would indicate, the plan isn't far from the ACA, which is a good thing for most of us.  The taxes would go away, but so also would some of the subsidies, which isn't as good a thing.  But there would still be subsidies for singles who make under $75,000 and families with total incomes over under $150,000.

Of course, my biggest concern would be how the plan treats preexisting conditions, and ensuring that they don't resurrect lifetime caps or high-risk pools.

I don't see anything about that in this article, however, which may be why Rand Paul calls it "Obamacare lite."

We'll see what happens and where it goes from here.  From what I've heard, there's so little consensus among Republicans about what a replacement plan should entail, that they may never actually get this thing off the ground.

No comments: