This is deplorable. People are crying tonight. People are legitimately frightened about what's going to happen to them & their families b/C of this disgusting bill.
-Higher premiums for persons with Pre-existing conditions, (likely leading to hundreds to millions of people losing coverage)
- Just FYI, things like asthma, childhood diseases, and previous c-sections are Pre-existing conditions
- If you fail to disclose said condition, your insurance carrier can refuse to cover your treatment, even if you have coverage
- allow for the sale of "stripped down" policies so young healthy people don't have to pay for things they don't need, like maternity care (read as: women, your premiums will be higher, a key protection under the ACA)
- gut funding for Medicaid, including billions (with a B) of dollars to pay for in school providers for children with additional needs, like many of my son's classmates who receive speech, behavioral, and occupational therapies that their families cannot afford and they will not otherwise receive.
This bill will only help people who don't need help and will hammer the old, sick, children, and disabled.
The ACA is not without fault, and is in need to a tune up to ensure coverage continues to be available for all Americans.
This is not a tune up, this is selling your car to a dealership for $100 because it needs a new set of spark plugs.
Oh yeah, it also preserves protections for members of congress and their staff. Of course.