Ned Flounders wrote:Being treated at the ER is not in any way shape or form a substitute for actual access to health care. Yanking health insurance from 24 million people is completely unacceptable, and trying to minimize that by saying "well, they can always get treated at the emergency room" is disgusting. Stop drinking the GOP's kool-aid.
What 24 million? You are joking right.
Both the CBO and the Trump White House's own economists calculated that repealing Obamacare would increase the uninsured population by 24-26 million. Unfortunately that's not a joke and it's a big part of the reason why AHCA was so unpopular.
Many if not most of those are on medicaid.
And the expansion of medicaid is part of Obamacare, no matter how many times you try to pretend otherwise. We've been over this again and again and again.
If not on medicare, they are getting yanked off insurance with up to $10,000 deductible.
"Up to" is meaningless. Most are much much lower. And as you know, Democrats would have been happy to be more generous in the original bill but kept the subsidies and limits low to compromise with Republicans
. Remember "skin in the game"? Remember "high-deductible health plans" and "catastrophic plans" and "low-cost plans"?
Every time you point out that out-of-pocket costs are too high, you are agreeing with the Democratic position and contradicting the Republican position. The GOP wants people to have "skin in the game" so they will use less health care.
Think most would rather take their chances with the ER. Besides non-insurance gets billed about one third as much.
Hahahaha, yeah, no. That is exactly backwards.
Where on earth did you get the idea that hospitals charge uninsured people less
? Without insurance you will get charged much much much more
I assumed everybody knows that. It's not exactly a secret.