Skip to comments.Trump Takes Jackhammer to Obamacare, Repeals Major ACA Taxes
Posted on 12/23/2019 3:07:51 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Think President Trump is letting the Democrats' bogus impeachment slow him down? Not even close. On Friday, he signed legislation repealing about $400 billion in Obamacare taxes.
And the best part is that the legislation making it possible was bipartisan. The Washington Examiner reports that "Democrats voted overwhelmingly in favor of the spending deal despite the fact that it repealed $373 billion in taxes meant to pay for Obamacare."
Prior to losing their majority in the House, Republicans managed to repeal the individual mandate, which penalized individuals who chose not to buy health insurance. A full repeal and replace of Obamacare has yet been unachievable, but that hasn't stopped Trump from doing everything he can, via legislation or executive action, to rid us of the disastrous health care law, which sent health insurance costs skyrocketing. Trump has succeeded in undermining Obamacare by allowing people to buy short-term plans, and by allowing self-employed people to band together to purchase insurance at lower costs.
While Trump has done what he can to restore individual choice and provide lower-cost alternatives to Obamacare plans, Democrats have generally opposed his actions and accused him of sabotaging their partisan 2010 health insurance law.
This time, however, he actually had help from Democrats, though that help came with some compromise. "Democrats managed to score two small wins on Obamacare," the Washington Examiner reported. "One that blocks the Trump administration from imposing rules to keep people from being able to automatically enroll in health insurance and another that would have caused certain Obamacare enrollees to pay more for coverage."
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Anyone know where I can find this?
“Anyone know where I can find this? “
The adds for Meta-Share are all over the radio. Listen to Rush and sooner or later you’ll hear their ad. A christian health care sharing organization.
HOORAY Chief. Thank you, sir.
something amusing from the FRchives:
That’s not what this is taking about, though it may be an option for many of the same buyers.
I love our President.
Thanks, but that’s restricted to Christians.
Not the same. Was always available even under OC.
For the curious who want to know the facts of this repeal instead of the blathering and whining of politico.
The three taxes repealed are:
1. Medical devices tax
2. Health insurance fee
3. Surtax on Cadillac health plans
Interesting, they can’t seem to say how much they collected for the medical devices tax. Either 1 or 2 billion a year but they are not sure which.
I thought it was Meda Share. My M in L had it they paid for her two years of Cancer treatments
The number one provision, IMHO, that would instantaneously kill the “Affordable” Care Act would be the reinstatement of the old Catastrophic Plan, which would allow healthy people in their 40s/50s, who are too young for Medicare, to purchase a low premium/high deductible plan for less than half of what they are currently being forced to pay.
My husband is a retired firefighter and our premiums are over 1/4 of his total pension and cover all kinds of procedures and treatments that we will never use but there are no plans available without all the bells and whistles.
The whole ramshackle thing was designed to fail anyway. Good thing we have a president who will bury it.
There are several states that have banned the product or severally curtailed the duration for those plans. California and a few other states have resurrected the individual mandate.
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