Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rand Paul's ACA Replacement - Low Premiums, No Benefits

Real Republican Plan - Don't Get Sick

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has been among the voices saying Congress cannot repeal ACA without having a replacement in place.  And now he puts his money (foot?) where his mouth is.  His plan would produce affordable care by not covering any expenses.

"Republican Senator Rand Paul said he’s drafting legislation for a health-care insurance plan that could replace Obamacare, including a provision to “legalize” the sale of inexpensive insurance policies that provide abbreviated coverage.
“That means getting rid of the Obamacare mandates on what you can buy,” Paul said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. Obamacare, which Republicans are moving to repeal, requires insurers to cover a number of procedures -- such as preventive care and pregnancy -- that Paul said drives up the cost."
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Sen. Paul (not) laughing at the rubes that will buy his
health care plan

Yep that will be just great. And Paul is right, paying benefits does drive up the costs.  Duh! Couples will not read the fine print and suddenly find they owe thousands for having a baby. But the great thing is that when preventive care is not covered people won't get preventive care and everybody's costs will go up. But the suckers that buy these policies, otherwise known as the Trump voters will be able to say they have health insurance even if it doesn't do anything.

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