Friday, May 5, 2017


Update on ACHA (GOP Health Care) frm Washington Post
What’s the McArthur amendment, and who’s affected?
The amendment allows states to seek individual waivers from the ACA, which required everyone to purchase insurance (“individual mandate”). The theory is that removing sicker people from the markets and allowing policies with skimpier options would result in lower overall premiums.
That means if the new health law passes, the person who would be affected is someone who 1) lived in a state that sought a waiver, 2) had a lapse in health coverage for longer than two months, 3) had a preexisting condition, and 4) purchased insurance on the individual market (i.e., the health exchanges in Obamacare that currently serve about 18 million Americans).
A person who fell into this category would face insurance rates that could be based on their individual condition, for one year. After that, they would qualify for prices at the community rate, rather than based on their individual illness.


  1. Did you see the people assembled at the White House who were thrilled the bill passed. A bunch of white men who are millionaires.

    While I am still amazed that people who support Trump never admit that he has failings, or that he lies, those who did support him will be hardest hit if this bill passes (which it will not). And I am ashamed to say that I am glad.

  2. I'll bet you have no idea what the last bill (Obama care) entailed or what the new bill entails like most americans.

    1. I hope you do! Of course you would win that bet be cause neither I or 99% percent of Congress has read all 130 pages of HR 1628. I have read however several in depth analysis of the differences between ACA and ACHA.