Again, the House of the Representatives passed the baby of President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. This is the American Health Care Act, it was passed on the 4th May 2017 and it 20 days after it’s passing the CBO came. This shows the disregard of checks and balances of the Congress. That the Representatives couldn’t trust the results of the Act and the bill, shows the proof that there are certain damaging reports in the report. The Republican Party representatives are clearly afraid of insights into the act. Therefore, the AHCA are really explosive, even as the knowledge of certain representatives didn’t even read it before voting for it.
“Republican Rep. Chris Collins admitted Thursday that he did not read the full health care bill before voting for it. “I will fully admit, Wolf, I did not. But I can also assure you my staff did. We have to rely on our staff,” Collins told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” (Manduley, 2017). So when the Republicans cannot even read their legislation, the paperwork that can affect millions of citizens. It shows disregard for the public and for the ones they represent, but clearly it is more important to take the calls of donors. Than the citizens who needs health-care. So I will not go through how much monies this ACHA does, and possible change the economy. What I will look into is the estimated people who are cut-off from health-care and insurance. As the ACHA might be damaging for the people, as the former CBO on the TrumpCare was really bad. Therefore, we can expect this one to be destroying lives for the poor Americans. So here are the quotes I think is worth remembering, as this proves what the Republican Party does to the ones they represent.
“CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under H.R. 1628 than under current law. The increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number projected under current law would reach 19 million in 2020 and 23 million in 2026. In 2026, an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law” (CBO, P: 4, 2017).
That the ACHA is damning, is seen by just this 14 million more people will lose their insurance, in 2020 it would reach of 19 million and in 2026 would be 23 million. Therefore the estimated 51 million by 2026. With current ObamaCare it would be 28 million, which is also to many, but the new law doubles the amount of people without health insurance.
These two stats, show the damaging effects of the Republican bill, as not only massive amounts people without insurance, but also the different prices on the insurance after the repealing on the bill. These statistic is telling and the reason why the Republicans doesn’t want to understand their efforts to work of the private healthcare industry and insurance companies, instead of for the people who needs the health care. Peace.
Congressional Budget Office – ‘H.R. 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 – As passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 2017’ (24.05.2017)
Manduley, Christina – ‘Congressman admits he didn’t read full health care bill before voting’ (04.05.2017) link:
“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” – Garry Kasparov
Welcome to the Banana Republic, the United States of America (USA), the Trump Administration has a new golden child and has to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that has to be silenced. The EPA under Scott Pruitt. The Environment and Climate Change is lie under the Trump regime, that is myth that the environment gets destroyed or worsen by industry or mineral extraction. Still, they have to make sure that the EPA doesn’t explain the environmental regulations without any scientific evidence. It has to be tested and retested the narratives, as the EPA should not question the need for free release of CO2 or any other damaging gas that can worsen the sky, or the after effects of crude-oil pipelines and the damage of soil in the areas after fracking.
Well, take a look at the Lamar Smith proposal that get through and passed in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday:
“To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible” (…) “The Administrator shall not propose, finalize, or disseminate a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such covered action is” (…) “publicly available online in a manner that is sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results, except that any personally identifiable information, trade secrets, or commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential, shall be redacted prior to public availability” (H.R. 1430, 2017).
Representative Lamar Smith the man behind the bill, who has a magical fascination with silencing and stopping the EPA, as he is from San Antonio, Texas and Republican, surely if somebody would have remembered what sort of greatness, he showed in February:
“On Tuesday, Smith held a hearing titled “Making the E.P.A. Great Again.” From the list of witnesses, it was clear that Smith was not, however, interested in improving the E.P.A.—in fact, just the reverse. One of the witnesses was a lobbyist for the coal industry, another a lobbyist for the chemical industry. In a display of hypocrisy so blatant it could have been hilarious, but wasn’t, Smith used his opening statement to rail against “conflicts of interest” at the E.P.A. The agency, he complained, depended on the expertise of scientists to whom it sometimes also awards research grants. His proposed solution to this problem? To stack the E.P.A.’s science advisory board with scientists who work for regulated industries” (Kolbert, 2017).
So Rep. Smith has no issues listening to the Coal, Chemical and Oil industry, if it benefits them at a U.S. House hearing on making EPA great again, like the ones who wants to pollute and drop hazard into the environment for a buck is the ones to listen to. Shows the lack of thinking and integrity that is in the Washington D.C. right now and is accepted by the Trump Administration. Where the businesses are more important nature and the future, where the kids of Trump has to live in wasteland and in narrow future of damaged rivers, creeks and polluted air.
The donors for the 2015-2016 Campaign for the U.S. House Representative for Texas and parts of Committee for Science, Space and Technology, those we’re $95,050 from Oil and Gas, either as PACs or individuals, other important donors for the campaign of Smith we’re Nustar Energy, AT&T, Boeing Co., Koch Industries and Marathon Petroleum (Check Opensecrets.org).
So, the man who has massive support for his elections and campaigns was supported through business who needs to extract their resources and has to pollute to do so. It could seem that they scratched an itch for the Representative and when he was elected he scratched an itch for them. Instead of direct brown envelopes directly into the pocket of the representative, they paid for his campaign and his viable campaign in Texas.
Now that he has a place on the Committee for Science, Space and Technology, there he can change legislation that fits Nustar, AT&T, Boeing Co., Koch Industries and Marathon Petroleum, as they will not have any sort of information that cannot be verified by generous study. They have been silenced and cannot question climate change or even the implication of pollution or environmental damages by industry, as the Honest ACT, who is made to stop certain information from getting into public.
So it it good to know that the EPA sentiment is old:
“But I don’t know whether Americans want the EPA and Congress to be honest. You say, “What do you mean, Williams?” There are numerous laws, restrictions and regulations based upon the EPA’s fraudulent report on secondhand tobacco smoke. How many Americans do you think would say, “Hey, now that we know that EPA 1992 report was a fraud, let’s repeal all those laws and regulations based upon it”? I’m guessing most would say, “I don’t like the smell of cigarettes and if it takes government fraud and duping the public to get rid of it, so be it.” (Williams, 1999).
So there are surely many who has hard feelings against the EPA and their practices, but they should still wonder if it is wise to stop the EPA. They might get wealth to buy cars, but nature is not something that returns after you have used it and extracted the minerals. There are so many places destroyed by industry and not habitable, so much touched nature that will not come back after oil industry and other industry has used their tools. Together with the knowledge of pollution, there are invisible particles that might hurt mother nature on the long run, but that doesn’t Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump or Lamar Smith. Peace.
Kolbert, Elizabeth – ‘THE CONGRESSMAN WHO’S TRYING TO MAKE THE ENVIRONMENT WORSE, AGAIN’ (08.03.2017) link: http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-congressman-whos-trying-to-make-the-environment-worse-again
U.S. House of Representatives: H. R. 1430 – ‘Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017’ or Honest ACT (29.03.2017)
Williams, Walter – ‘Do Americans want honest EPA?’ (09.06.1999) link: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/701389/Do-Americans-want-honest-EPA.html
The United States of America must be bankrupt, broke and in ill fatigue because it cannot afford to insure millions of citizens through medical insurance. At least that is the new report from Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the new TrumpCare Act that Paul Ryan spoke so nicely about like it was a genuine idea from one of his donors.
This act of repealing and changing ObamaCare or the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) is not because the Republican Party cares about the health of the United States Citizens. It is clear by the numbers that they want the health care industry and the ones selling insurance to earn more bucks on the ones who aren’t healthy and add higher price tag on their premiums.
Look at the numbers:
“CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law” (…) “Later, following additional changes to subsidies for insurance purchased in the nongroup market and to the Medicaid program, the increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number under current law would rise to 21 million in 2020 and then to 24 million in 2026. The reductions in insurance coverage between 2018 and 2026 would stem in large part from changes in Medicaid enrollment—because some states would discontinue their expansion of eligibility, some states that would have expanded eligibility in the future would choose not to do so, and per-enrollee spending in the program would be capped. In 2026, an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law” (CBO, P: 2, 2017).
So who cares about the trillions of dollars possibly saved? Certainly when the nation is so poor that it cannot secure possible health care for such amount of people. I know I proclaimed that Trump could create a Banana Republic back in November 2016. These sorts of act of injustice to millions of citizens as the state’s poverty levels are so the minority of rich can get cheap premium insurance. The others are the already healthy who can afford under the new law. Certainly this will be more costly on the ones that need insurance and the ones that is sick and need it. So if you have preconditions before signing up you are likely to pay more. This whole scheme is so the already expensive health care system can benefit more from the citizens, while the Republican government can spend more on bullets and guns. Such, wealthy and rich countries do.
It is sick and uncommon that a government wish to see more of their citizens not having the ability to get treatment and afford it. Usually it would do whatever it could to drastically make it better, if the government and the republic cared about its citizens. Apparently the Congress, the Representatives and the local government of United States, doesn’t care about the citizens and their well-being.
We can rest assured with every move President Trump does, it getting close to an America, where the Banana’s will go grow quicker. Especially, when we are considering the lack of insurance for such amount of millions that would have under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the ObamaCare. The new America Health Care Act will hurt many people and most likely make the difference between the rich and poor even bigger.
So with the knowledge of the already rising gap between citizens, Trump’s America seems to look to make it bigger:
“The wealth disparity between upper and middle income Americans has hit a record high, according to a new Pew Research Center Report. On average, today’s upper-income families are almost seven times wealthier than middle-income ones, compared to 3.4 times wealthier in 1984. When compared to lower income family wealth, upper income family wealth is 70 times larger” (Salles, 2014).
That the wealth gap and riches is now enormous, it seems out of this world that they cannot afford to pay more in Medicaid to secure more people getting treatment. Since the rich can own bunch of cars and giant mansions, but cannot afford to pay extra tax to the IRS. That shows how poor the solidarity in the United States is. The individual can by all means take cares of only their own and the collective burden isn’t important.
Therefore, the Republic is really poor when they cannot have the funds or the laws to reassure their citizens. The people are morally poor when the riches cannot pay a little extra to help the ones in need. So the United State is doubly bankrupt and they have a reality star running the show. Surely, the losing end is the ones who is poor and the ones on the lower end of the trailing middle-class; the only one earning on Trumps America is the wealthy. They will win on this; the rest is out goose hunting. Peace.
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE – ‘American Health Care Act Budget Reconciliation Recommendations of the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, March 9, 2017’ (13.03.2017)
Salles, Joaquim Moreira – ‘The Wealth Gap Between Rich And Poor Is The Widest Ever Recorded’ (18.12.2014) link: https://thinkprogress.org/the-wealth-gap-between-rich-and-poor-is-the-widest-ever-recorded-6e9579966adf#.s82a0l91l
We know that the Trump Administration blames everything these days on Barrack Obama and his fellow peers, because the Trump and his men are never wrong. They are fantastic and have the biggest brains. They never do anything will ill-intent, they do it all in the service of the people! Do they really? I feel they do it for someone else.
Since today I finally read a interesting piece of legislation from the Republican Representative from Oregon with the name of Greg Walden. I am sure he is kind fellow to his family and friends, an especially the super-PACs that are getting him elected to the U.S. Congress. But he does not after this wants to be affiliated with the poor and the ones who are covered through Medicaid and Affordable Care Act, the ones in need of Health Care, but through circumstances can’t afford healing or medicines. This is from the government that for all the people.
Well, let me start quoting the legislation.
‘‘Preexisting Conditions Protection and Continuous Coverage Incentive Act of 4 2017’’.
So if you have a pre-existing condition you are now acknowledge with an act and as the title is mysterious the text itself reveal more sinister foul play as the citizens themselves will suffer with this one:
“(a) GROUP MARKET.—Subject to section 103(a) of this Act, subpart 1 of part A of title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg et seq.), as restored or revived pursuant to PPACA repeal legislation described in section 103(b) of this Act, is amended by striking section 2701 and inserting the following:”.
Well, the repealing cannot be that right, well if not bad means that the ones on the Medicaid has to pay for the services with premium instalments instead of what they do today, you can imagine the added cost on each individual for their health services, as the United States is not known for their cheap and service friendly hospitable care of their patience, except for TV Drama shows.
‘‘SEC. 2711. GUARANTEED AVAILABILITY OF COVERAGE. ‘‘(a) GUARANTEED ISSUANCE OF COVERAGE IN THE GROUP MARKET.—Subject to subsection (b), each health insurance issuer that offers health insurance coverage in the group market in a State shall accept every employer and every individual in a group in the State that applies for such coverage”.
“SEC. 103. EFFECTIVE DATE CONTINGENT ON REPEAL OF PPACA.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Sections 101 and 102 and the amendments made by such sections shall take effect upon the enactment of PPACA repeal legislation described in subsection (b) and such sections and amendments shall have no force or effect if such PPACA repeal legislation is not enacted.
For purposes of subsection (a), PPACA repeal legislation described in this subsection is legislation that—
(1) repeals Public Law 111–148, and restores or revives the provisions of law amended or repealed, respectively, by such Act as if such Act had not been enacted and without further amendment to such provisions of law; and
(2) repeals title I and subtitle B of title II of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–152), and restores or revives the provisions of law amended or repealed, respectively, by such title or subtitle, respectively, as if such title and subtitle had not been enacted and without further amendment to such provisions of law”.
If you felt that was just a bunch of fancy words and repealing a law only gave sense. Let me show important parts of law that will be taken away and not be legislation, which would be active as this new amendment would take it away.
The Representative Walden want’s for instance this part of Public Law 111-148 to not remain anymore:
“(c) Section 9010(e)(1) sets an applicable fee amount for each year, beginning with 2014, that will be apportioned among covered entities with aggregate net premiums written over $25 million for health insurance for United States health risks. Generally, each covered entity is liable for a fee in each fee year that is based on its net premiums written during the data year in an amount determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the rules of this part”.
This is so dangerous that the Federal State offers funds for Health Care Insurance, that Medicaid and ObamaCare would take care of over the Premium Fee that each individual had to pay. So the repealing of this, means that the Premium will still be there, but the funds from Federal Government to cover the balance of the real cost of the Insurance will now all be placed on each individual. That means the true cost will end on each Premium and each person’s own Health Care Insurance. The Public Law 111-152 which is the legislation putting into law how Medicaid is supposed to work. Key part of this law is repealed in this act.
For instance this part:
“(42 U.S.C. 1395w–152) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
‘‘(c) COVERAGE GAP REBATE FOR 2010.—
‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In the case of an individual described in subparagraphs (A) through (D) of section 1860D–14A(g)(1) who as of the last day of a calendar quarter in 2010 has incurred costs for covered part D drugs so that the individual has exceeded the initial coverage limit under section 1860D–
2(b)(3) for 2010, the Secretary shall provide for payment from the Medicare Prescription Drug Account of $250 to the individual by not later than the 15th day of the third month following the end of such quarter.
‘‘(2) LIMITATION.—The Secretary shall provide only 1 payment under this subsection with respect to any individual.’’.
This is just a small section as the whole Medicaid legislation and law directs all sort of treatment and coverage of it in the public sphere through the 111-152 (B) that the Representative of Oregon Walden certainly disapprove of or his donors through Super-PACs that want him to enact. Certainly this is going to hit many people in his own home state where in January Governor Brown of Oregon said there we’re 1 million users of it in the state alone. That means the ones on the Oregon Health Plan, has to reconfigure the funds and the state health care plan as the Medicare and ACA will be repealed. The Republican Congressman of Oregon Walden will hit a 1 million of his own base and citizens. That is impressive how much damage he wants to do to his own.
We can certainly know with this sort of legislation that the Representatives and Congressmen are not there for the ones that elected them; this is to foot the bill to the public and give nothing back. This is to make the people pay even more health-care and also bill them for it, as the funds through Medicaid will go to build a wall or deport the people from concerning nations. Whatever it doesn’t do, is to go to help people be able to fund their health care and they have to be billed directly through the health care insurance that will have higher premiums for the citizen’s as the laws are repealed and given freedom to the companies to do as they please. Peace.
115th Congress – Congressman Greg Walden, Oregon – ‘Draft: Amend of Public Health Service Act’ (26.01.2017)