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Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

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The GOP says that at some point they will introduce a bill to remove this exemption, but I simply do not believe them on that: the GOP has a long and inglorious record of flat-out lying, and they lied about many aspects of the AHCA (such as that it still protects those with pre-existing conditions from being rejected from healthcare insurance or charged extremely high premiums: that is a lie).

Sarah Kliff reports in Vox on May 3:

Update: After Vox reported this story, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) released a statement saying he would close this loophole. Read the story here. The fix, however, will be contained in separate legislation and not offered as part of the American Health Care Act. The version of the bill the House will vote on Thursday still contains the exemption for legislators described below.

House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan.

The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy people.

Continue reading.

The GOP has poisoned the well of trust by continually lying. Sad. Even sadder: Their obvious glee at taking health insurance coverage away from 24 million Americans.

Written by LeisureGuy

6 May 2017 at 8:50 am

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