Reform needs repair
Well, we dodged a bullet with Trumpcare, no credit to our legislators. Now it’s safe for Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman to come out in favor of it. They know it won’t pass, so they can mollify their conservative base and not have to live with the consequences. Let’s hope they soon realize that there is no way to reconcile the extremes in the GOP, and just hold their noses and work with the Democrats to get a good bill passed.
If the Senate does nothing, premiums will continue to go up, and people like me will no longer have medical insurance. It may be available, but if I can’t pay for it, I don’t have it.
The Affordable Care Act needs to be fixed. Call it repeal if that makes it more palatable—just fix it!
Johnson is dependent on insurance because that’s the only way people can afford to pay for most services. Because this is insurance and not a health savings account, the overall cost to the individual depends on the number of people who are in the insurance exchange. The fact that the Affordable Care Act makes it mandatory for everyone to buy insurance so the cost to the individuals who need the insurance is lowered rubs many people the wrong way, especially those who do not want or need health care.
However, Americans need to accept that health care is a fundamental right because we are all going to need medical attention at one point. Therefore, my recommendation to Congress is to take part of our sales tax to pay for health care.