30 second news report on Patient Freedom Act of 2017Jan 23, 2017 U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and Susan Collins Announce Today’s Introduction of The Patient Freedom Act of 2017
The Patient Freedom Act, pdf 1 page * Congress.Gov * 2015 S. 1531 * 115th Congress 73 pages * state legislatures would have the choice of whether to keep ObamaCare operating in their states, complete with its subsidies, mandates and protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Other states, the senators say, could opt into an alternative plan that would provide a uniform tax credit linked to a PRE FUNDED health savings account to help people afford a basic, less comprehensive health insurance plan, like Bronze.
“Ultimately, this proposal is an empty facade that would create chaos — not care — for millions of Americans. Republicans should drop their disruptive repeal plans and work with Democrats to improve, not gut, the Affordable Care Act and healthcare system for all Americans.”
The plan also could face blowback from conservatives, who have been adamant about repealing all of ObamaCare, including its taxes.
The senators have not yet formally introduced the legislation, and details of some questions, like the size of the tax credit under the alternative to ObamaCare, were not immediately available. The senators said states that opted out of ObamaCare would get 95 percent of the federal money that they get under ObamaCare, but to use for the alternative tax credit system instead.
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