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Paul Ryan Reintroduces GOP Health Care Plan

Posted by iusbvision on February 15, 2010

The Democrats refused to even look at this plan, or tort reform, or the ability to form health care consortium pools, a supported high risk pool for those with pre-existing conditions, or the ability to buy health insurance across state lines, all of which are popular ideas among Democrat, Independent, Republican, and Tea Party voters. So why isn’t it getting done?

…and its the Republicans who the media calls “the party of no”?

Here is an excerpt:  

The plan ensures universal access to affordable health insurance by restructuring the tax code, allowing all Americans to secure affordable health plans that best suit their needs, and shifting the ownership of health coverage away from the government and employers to individuals.

  • Provides a refundable tax credit – $2,300 for individuals and $5,700 for families – to purchase coverage in any State, and keep it with them if they move or change jobs.
  • Provides transparency in health care price and quality data, making this critical information readily available before someone needs health services.
  • Creates state-based health care exchanges, so individuals and families have a one-stop marketplace to purchase affordable health insurance without being discriminated against based on pre-existing conditions.
  • Equips states with tools like auto-enrollment programs and high-risk pools, so affordable health coverage can be accessed by all.
  • Addresses health care’s growing strain on small businesses, by allowing them to pool together nationally to offer coverage to their employees.
  • Encourages the adoption of health information technology and assists states in establishing solutions to medical malpractice litigation.

2 Responses to “Paul Ryan Reintroduces GOP Health Care Plan”

  1. Wesley Ray said

    So…people who are working for minimum wage are helped how?
    What about the fact that insurance companies would still have a monopsony on health services?
    …and since when does a healthcare policy cost 2,300 for an individual and 5,700 for a family?
    Don’t most AHPs not have lower costs…? Or else they’d be really popular….?

    You should understand, we don’t call you the party of no because you guys don’t have neat ideas from time to time, but so do we! And you guys shoot them down, even when republicans were the main backers of them (Mandate,

    [As someone with a special needs child who has needed millions upon millions in health care, and as someone who has been through it all when it comes to health insurance, your comment tells me that you really don’t know mcuh about private health care. As far as the party of NO, if the Democrats keep offering up bills that raise health costs, increase the deficits 4 times higher per year than the previous administration. and use bribery and tax payer dollars to play Chicago style corrupt politics you are damn right we will say hell no. Any responsible person would. And excuse me but the GOP offered year after year, bill after bill to tighten up mortage policing and to clamp down on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to have the Democrats filibuster it year after year most likely because Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac were spending $200 million a year on partrisan activities with the vaqst majority of that money going to democrats.

    The difference between my party is yours is that we are cleaning up ours while yours gets more corrupt. – Editor]

  2. Wesley Ray said

    …that got cut off. What I mean is that you guys are unwilling to accept anything that isn’t a relatively painless solution, even if it means people are going to slip through the cracks. And the hyperbole makes it seems like you’re more interested in political points than helping people. THAT’s why you’re the party of no.

    If you really think Obama wants old people to die sooner, then unfortunately the bulk of everyone else, statistically, thinks those things are ridiculous, and some of those very ideas you just suggested were in the healthcare bill for that very reason.

    If there hadn’t been the hyperbole, it would’ve been even more republican, even better than ROMNEYcare, you guys could’ve contributed all these ideas! Did you really see the spirit of compromise on the republican side, enough that they could’ve gotten anything like this stuff done?

    [Again with all due respect – your comment shows that you have not paid serious attention to this issue –

    Here is the answer to your question –

    Next, the GOP offered amendments to ensure that the old and the sick would not face any type of statistical or incentivised bias against them in the system and the Dems shot all of those amendments down with a party line vote. We covered this complete with links and quotes and all you had to do was read this site. Do you just make up what you see as reality as you go? – Editor]

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