As Republicans attempt to force feed their terrible Trumpcare bill to unwitting Americans, groups who actually grasp the details for the bill are coming forth with strong objections to it. The American Medical Association, which is the largest organizations of physicians in the country, just issued a statement with strong disapproval of the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
President of The American Medical Association, Andrew W. Gurman M.D, expressed their concerns with the bill, stating:
‘None of the legislative tweaks under consideration changes the serious harm to patients and the health care delivery system if AHCA passes. Proposed changes to the bill tinker at the edges without remedying the fundamental failing of the bill – that millions of Americans will lose their health insurance as a direct result of this proposal.’
The Republicans have been in a tizzy trying to pull together votes to pass the bill. The bill does nothing at all to strengthen the success that Obamacare had. Actually, it’s quite the opposite, as it takes away provisions that will in turn weaken the entire healthcare system. Republicans evidently aren’t too concerned about the content of Trumpcare or the effect that it will have on the American public — they just want to be able say that they passed something. Their incessant march towards a victory in their eyes, however meaningless it might be, will destroy the lives of many Americans.
One of the largest concerns surrounding the bill is the fact that Republicans could possibly strip away requirements that are set in place, requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions. One of the alternatives that Republicans have suggested is “high-risk pool.” Again, Gunman took issue with this, and said in a statement:
‘High-risk pools are not a new idea. Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, 35 states operated high-risk pools, and they were not panacea for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. The history of high-risk pools demonstrates that Americans with pre-existing conditions will be stuck in second-class health care coverage – if they are able to obtain coverage at all.’
It would appear that Republicans just cannot grasp how healthcare actually works, either that or they just flat out do not care. Perhaps they should consider the advice of the experts, and ditch the bill completely before peoples lives end up being the price that is paid for the passing of Trumpcare.
The AMA encouraged Americans to contact congress to tell them to vote no on the Trumpcare bill in a tweet:
— AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) May 4, 2017
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