Repeal the health insurance bill

 

The Republicans have not put together any plans to get people health insurance in the country. If they do repeal the bill then many middle class families will suffer because their consumer protections will be gone. Republicans are only against these protections because they hate the Affordable Care Act.

The big problem is that the new coverage changes became implemented on Thursday and the benefits are extremely popular with voters. A Republican push to repeal the bill spells big trouble for candidates in 2012. Voters feel taken advantage of by health insurance companies and if Republicans are successful then even more people will become uninsured.

The Republicans did not have one member vote for the passage of the health care reform bill. They want to block the bill’s funding and might be successful if they pick up enough seats during the 2010 elections in November. President Obama would likely veto the health care reform bill’s repeal so any measure to repeal would have to wait until 2012 at least to be implemented.

Republicans need to think hard about shifting the health care issue onto themselves. If they can repeal the bill then voters will blame them for the consequences that follow. Health care spending increased by more than one trillion dollars in the last year; action needs to be taken to stop this. Repealing health care reform would increase health care spending. This would add to the federal deficit and raise taxes which are two things that many Republicans say that they are against.

Health care should be a moral issue; the number of uninsured increased by twelve million people which was more than a thirty percent increase.  Currently more than fifty one people in the United States lack health insurance coverage. Insuring people and helping to make the system fairer should be an issue that republicans and democrats can agree on.

Middle class families will suffer a lot financially if they do not have the benefits of the health care bill. Currently, people spend more than thirteen thousand dollars per year on their health insurance premiums. If there were no reforms in place then consumers would spend more than twenty four thousand dollars per year on their premiums. For many people, this huge premium increase would cause them to drop their health insurance coverage.

Republicans should try to negotiate with Democrats so that the provisions in the health care reform bill are more likeable to everyone involved. No matter what, the members of the Senate and Congress will always be insured by the federal government. This means that they cannot really empathize with the situation that many middle and lower class families face on a daily basis.

The health care reform bill is very popular with voters; the only part that is not liked is the individual mandate and the fines that would follow for non-compliance. The public deserves to have its health care system repaired. People cannot afford the expensive health care premiums any more. The economy cannot sustain these increases and wages have not increased in the last few years. Employers are passing on more of the premium expenses to their employees so the problem needs to be rectified so that more people can stay insured for the long term.

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