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Should Congress Pass The American Healthcare Act?

by Bradley Matthews

Should Congress pass the American Healthcare Act in today’s vote? Vote in our CBC reader poll!

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Should Congress pass the American Healthcare Act?

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  1. Pamela J Young

    Yes Fire Paul Ryan and repeal Obamacare period! Our Cost just keep increasing and our benefits are decreasing! I went without insurance for 7 year’s and got Breast Cancer but I lived! We pay for their welfare check’s, foodstamps that they just sell and have one baby after another so the were fine without insurance since they went to the Hospital for e everything and since Out Government and the Pharmaceutical Companies Lobbiest made Billions along with Morrissey flooded our State’s with Pain Pill Mills that went on for at least 6 to 7 years before people started screaming and then they shut them down leaving all these people addicted and so they turned to Heroine! WV sued the Pharmaceutical Company for Billions but what happened​ to it and now Town’s and County’s are sueing and winning so when are they going to help all these addicted people! Our Children, Mother’s, Father’s, Brothers, Sister’s are dying daily so do something! The Doctors even made millions with no consaquinsies! Do something Now! Our Government don’t did this and now they need to fix it and more Jail time is not the answer! Please Help so Another Mother doesn’t have to grieve like I did and so many other’s! Also quit handing these lazy ass people everything! I raised my Child as a single Mother and I didn’t get any help! No checks, foodstamps, No Link for Daycare, No HUD housing, no WIC, and I sure didn’t get a couple Thousand Dollars because I had a kid on my Tax Returns!

    March 28, 2017,3:56 am

  2. Tess

    I agree with you Marty and Danielle!
    Let’s be decent human beings first and formost.
    You judge a country be how they treat their elderly, children and infirm (that includes mental illness!)
    AND Trump needs to stop giving responsibility and offices to his kids that is nepotism! Even his son in law met with a Russian spy. What is going on! If you don’t know about turn FOX news off they give limited info! I distrust Trump more every day.

    March 27, 2017,11:31 pm

  3. Marty

    We need to keep evolving as human beings. That means it is not okay to let someone suffer or die needlessly because they can’t afford health insurance. Let’s be better than that. We have to have insurance literally for everything else by law to protect the loan the bank gave you, so we are committed to responsibility when there is risk of losing money but not life? Also NO one should ever have to go bankrupt for medical reasons. Again just not decent. Everyone who claims they loves Jesus, what would Jesus want?
    Let’s keep people insured but fix the current system so prices and choices are more readily available. It can be done if time and thought are a part of it. Republicans had 7 years! They blew it!

    March 27, 2017,11:25 pm

  4. Danielle L Smartt

    Considering the way the proposals from the radical right insulted women and children with the proposed cuts, which in many cases would amount to murder, (pro life your ass), while still covering Viagra, this healthcare package should have been trashcanned 2 seconds after they made that suggestion.

    March 27, 2017,5:15 pm

  5. Will Martin

    It should be repealed with a one-sentence bill. Then pass individual, single-issue bills to address the faults of the status-quo-ante. Making all medical insurance premiums tax-deductible (with a cap), making employer-funded polices insured-owned (making them portable), setting up a high-risk pool to cover pre-existing conditions, etc, should be be considered via “regular order”, as promised by Ryan when he ran for Speaker. Hold his feet to the fire!

    March 27, 2017,11:22 am

  6. M Hanson

    4 main things to address before it’s submitted for passage:
    1. no insurance company bail out promises
    2. lottery for only the truly uninsurable 500,000 who need more risk coverage. this lottery balances the risk among all companies evenly, along with regular subscribers. this system is used in california for uninsurable homes.
    3. young healthy buy catastrophic risk insurance. allows coverage if accident or cancer, etc., occurs.
    4. all 1300+ taxes passed in o-care are named and repealed.

    March 26, 2017,11:02 pm

  7. Bertha luna

    Obamacare does not work for me. I feel that this program broke my rights and push me to get something that is not working properly for everybody

    March 25, 2017,2:30 pm

  8. George Taylor

    The GOP can do better on the bill. Come on, Speaker Ryan knows this. He is RINO and knows that the GOP needs a bill that won’t be a magnetic for criticism from the Democrats and the media. Repeal and replace! If tax credits need to be part of deal. Phase them out over 5 years to allow the “free market” to be fully in place so people can buy what they want.

    March 25, 2017,10:17 am

  9. Anthony Conte

    We are lucky to have Paul Ryan. Conservatives have to learn that politics is the art of the possible. It’s better to have half a loaf than nothing at all. The votes are simply not there in the House and certainly not in the Senate for a clean repeal. Conservatives need to grow up and live in the real world of politics.

    March 25, 2017,7:47 am

  10. Eileen

    He needs to be fired because he doesn’t want to repeal it but keep some parts… WE elected trump to completely REPEAL IT !

    March 24, 2017,9:35 pm

  11. Fergus O'Reilly

    Paul Ryan is a smarmy politician who doesn’t care about the majority of people who voted for President Trump, white, working class and middle class voters who are tired of political correctness, tired of US jobs being outsourced overseas, tired of a tax system that only benefits the billionaire puppeteers who pull his strings, and tired of the cultural liberalism that favors identity politics and suicidal devotion to illegal immigrants and immigrants from majority Muslim nations who refuse to assimilate to American culture. This is an English-speaking nation devoted to Judeo-Christian values. Wipe the smirk off Ryan’s face and send him back to the People’s Republic of Wisconsin.

    March 24, 2017,8:16 pm

  12. Pete

    Paul Ryan has never been supportive of President Trump.
    Isn’t time someone more caoable took over the reins. The bill was poorly presented. It’s an embarrassment to President Trump. It wasn’t his responsibility which apparently Chuck Schumer doesn’t realize and should.

    March 24, 2017,7:43 pm

  13. Deborah Sarmiento

    Congress should pass the American Healthcare Act only if it is truly better than Obamacare. It should be less expensive, have lower rates for seniors and the people that can’t get insurance because of a preexisting condition. The people 18-40 should have the higher premiums so that lower premiums can be offered for those listed above.

    March 24, 2017,7:42 pm

  14. Pete

    American need something better!

    March 24, 2017,7:33 pm

  15. Dan

    Ryancare should be put in the same trash can as Obama care. Both are essentially the same thing. The Republican party offered a valid new proposal over a year ago, sent it to Obama who vetoed it. That proposal is what should have been presented to Congress this year. When are Republicans going to learn that they WON the recent election and start acting like it instead of acting like losers?

    March 24, 2017,5:45 pm

  16. mark

    Rite On Bob, my wife had to clean toilets for a living so the family had health insurance !!! Get Rid of Obozocare…NO Replacement !!!

    March 24, 2017,5:40 pm

  17. Dr. Johnny Velazquez

    We, the people need to be assured, that the replacement is not a watered down version of Obama care

    March 24, 2017,5:37 pm

  18. Gary nalbandian

    Get rid of Ryan. A politician , inept , lacks common sense , leadership, a romneyite, and just plain unintelligent at the level needed to solve our problems.

    March 24, 2017,5:32 pm

  19. Bob Uda

    Here is a new idea: Get rid of ObamaCare and not replace it. After all, we survived my entire life of 75 years without freebee healthcare. Let all able-bodied people get their own healthcare. Create a program to fund only healthcare for those with catastrophic illnesses, period! That’s all we need. We have become so liberal as a society that we think every entitlement is a right. Get rid of all entitlements and help only those who are invalids and who cannot work for a living. Get rid of all of the freeloaders and lazy people who are defrauding all of the entitlement programs.

    March 24, 2017,4:53 pm

  20. Bob Uda

    Paul Ryan, please resign. You are incompetent. I regret supporting you and Romney in 2012. Never again! You political animals will never go away. Go back to Wisconsin and get a real job.

    March 24, 2017,4:48 pm

  21. Bob Uda

    Those idiotic Freedom Caucus Repugnants saved Obamacare from being repealed and replaced. Good for you–you turncoats! I am a conservative’s conservative, so you don’t hold any water in your quest for more power. Mark my word, you idiots will make the Republican Party lose control of both houses of Congress come 2018. You are nothing but a bunch of worthless losers. You had eight years to come to a mutually agreeable solution, but you all squandered the time and political capital. Jerks!

    March 24, 2017,4:45 pm

  22. Michael

    Repeal, return the Medicare funds stolen to fund Obamacare, and provide a catastrophic Insurance like that which exists for those on flood plains.

    March 24, 2017,4:31 pm

  23. Dawn Doran

    Bad news: Today March 24th, Special News from ABC said that, Trump told Ryan to get the AmericanAct off of the floor, because, the Republicans were too slow, to get this Act going…We’re back to Obamacare…This is going to make Obama look great…They were suppose to vote for the last time today, and it didn’t get there…Trump is extremely angry…I think, that it’s time for Ryan to step down, because, I believe that he didn’t want the new AmericanCare to work….

    March 24, 2017,4:17 pm

  24. Laura G. Holmes

    Yes! I am in the medical field and the amount of paperwork and documentation that is required under Obamacare is ridiculous. I deal with a mountain of unnecessary, tedious paperwork on a daily basis. The patients receive monthly statements on an unprecedented level because everything is applied toward their yearly deductibles. To even call Obamacare insurance is an insult to anyone’s intelligence. It is a B.S. way for the government to overtake the healthcare system. Read any of the works of Saul Alinsky (Hillary and Barack’s idol) and you will discover that it was all deceitfully planned by the democrats. The only people that are happy with this fake insurance are the people getting it for free. The Republicans had better get rid of it. There will never be another chance. This is as important as the Supreme Court issue. I applaud Speaker Ryan and Trump for at least trying to rid the American people of this albatross.

    March 24, 2017,2:34 pm

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