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Either Obamacare is good enough that it should apply to all, or it is so bad that it should apply to none. It is time for the sweetheart deals and backroom exemptions to end. It is our duty to fund the government while using every legislative tool available to delay, defund, and, ultimately, repeal and replace the ACA.
This common-sense alternative to the ACA, introduced by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. R-Tenn., sets out to do what the president's health-care law fails to accomplish: make American medical care -- already the most sought-after in the world -- more affordable and more accessible to the most vulnerable among us in a way that does not damage our economy or disrupt anyone's existing coverage.
The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released its proposal to reform the health care system. The American Health Care Reform Act highlights that there is a better way to address the challenges in American health care.
Last week, the Republican Study Committee introduced a comprehensive health bill that addresses a fundamental question facing the movement to defund/repeal ObamaCare: What would you replace it with? The bill (H.R. 3121) is titled the American Health Care Reform Act of 2013 (AHCRA), and it’s loaded with solid proposals to move us from the current government-driven ObamaCare model to a market-based, consumer-driven health care framework.
The American Health Care Reform Act repeals the president’s law and replaces it with commonsense reforms that solve actual problems.
The good news is that the 175 House conservatives in the Republican Study Committee, just last week, proposed a replacement for Obamacare that makes real progress on this front. The members of the RSC — who are, like other conservatives, divided over the shutdown strategy — are showing their fellow Republicans some of what they must do once it fails.
The plan, which is mostly the work of Representatives Phil Roe and Steve Scalise, repeals President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
An old favorite trick of dishonest politicians is to set up and destroy straw men. Instead of debating the actual arguments of your opponent, you put words into their mouth and then debate that.
Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise, R-La., called the bill a 180-degree turn from Obamacare. It would offer standardized tax deductions across income levels, while the ACA provides tax credits on a sliding scale, depending on age and income. Under the GOP plan, everyone would be given the same income- or payroll-tax deduction: $7,500 for individuals and $20,000 for families. For low-income taxpayers, the deduction would be up to the amount of their income taxes or payroll taxes owed.
"This would be a great bill even if there was no Obamacare," Scalise said during a news conference called to unveil the legislation.