The number of people who will immediately lose their medical insurance upon President Trump signing the Obamacare repeal is zero.
The Democratic Party talking points bleated by Fake News agencies such as Buzz Feed and CNN is 100 percent bogus. Let me show you.
(And no, Fake News CNBC and CNN the repeal will not cost 3 million people their jobs. That is a lie repeated by habitual liars in the media. "Study says" no longer is accepted by normal Americans.)
Repealing the Democratic Party's Patient Protection Act and Affordable Care Act of 2010 does not end health insurance for millions of people.
Nothing of the sort.
What the repeal does is end all the mandates in the act.
Employers will continue to offer company-subsidized health insurance.
Those states who took on expanded Medicaid coverage will continue to offer it..
Insurance policies will continue to cover birth control. Repealing the mandate should not change those policies, unless the insurer wants to.
All repealing does is end the various mandates. It does not outlaw coverage or anything else.
The sun will continue to rise in the east.
Now whether that continues next year is up to the marketplace and Congress.
But I seriously doubt employers will cancel plans for 30 million people, as Esquire magazine and others say.
The marketplace will force employers to continue this benefit, given that the labor supply is about to tighten thanks to the end of illegal immigration, substantial investment in the USA after eight years of anti-capitalism in Washington, and the return of outsourced jobs.
The trillion-dollar infrastructure program (at a cost to taxpayers of $137 billion directly, the rest being private investment) also will boost the demand for skilled labor.
Employers will enhance their wage and benefits plans. Look for lower deductibles, but I cannot guarantee that.
States no longer will receive Medicaid expansion money. This means the states will decide whether they want to continue it. I doubt they will, especially since they can blame Congress and President Trump for ending this program.
Now then, Congress can decode what it wants to restore from Obamacare.
I would say not one damned thing.
Get the federal government out of national health insurance. Keep Medicaid, Medicare, VA, Indian health care, and whatever else is independent of Obamacare, but get out of the rest.
But I am a minority of one.
Just remember the figure that 30 million will lose their health care under the repeal is hysterically wrong.
The number is zero.
Congress repealing Obamacare cancels zero health insurance policies.
But it does allow people who do not want the coverage to drop it.
We call that freedom.
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