The Health Care plan Trump and Ryan and some of the Repubs are pushing to get passed has been a real storm of controversy to say the least.
I listened to Ryan's Power Point speech intoto, and while a few parts of this FIRST installment seem to be ok, there are some problems with it also.
The BIG DEAL is that this Plan is being offered in THREE INSTALLMENTS, and Repubs are being told to vote for it without even knowing what the other Two Installments will be. Sound familiar?
The MOST IMPORTANT requirement of any Plan is the option of people to buy Insurance across State Lines! This is the ONLY true way to reduce Health Care Policies prices. Forcing the Big Insurance people to compete for Customers, JUST LIKE ALL OTHER Retail/Wholesale businesses have to do.
Sadly, this important requirement (according to Ryan) will not even be offered UNTIL the Third Installment. But, wait, even then it is not a slam dunk to come to be Law. Why? Because doing it the way Ryan says will require SIXTY VOTES in the Senate to PASS. Seriously? How in the world does Ryan, Trump, or any Republican believe they will get 60 votes in the Senate? Given this, and the fact that the Second Installment WILL ALSO require 60 votes........the real possibility is that the ONLY part of this Plan that EVER gets passed will be this First Installment. And, that ain't good. By itself, just like Obamacare, it will implode......what then Mr. Speaker?
I hope this First Installment does not pass as it is currently written. Step back, LET OBAMACARE destroy itself, the blame will be on Obama and the Dems, THEN, put forth a COMPLETE PLAN, and not an Installment Plan.
Mr. President, please pull your support for this Plan, it will end up being an anchor around your neck, and, right now, you got enough of them as it is.