Obamacare


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Obamacare

A nickname for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was passed during US President Barack Obama's tenure in office as his signature legislation. Obamacare was an attempt to provide universal healthcare.
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With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans banded together to eliminate the unpopular ObamaCare individual mandate.
The comments were obviously made in jest, but what's not a joke is the harm Obamacare has caused for countless Utahns," Whitlock told (https://www.
The lawsuit said that without the individual mandate, which was eliminated as part of the Republican tax law signed by president Donald Trump in December, Obamacare was unlawful.
ObamaCare is OWNED by the Democrats, and it is a disaster.
The cost of the Obamacare has been so outrageous, it is absolutely destroying everything in its wake," he said at a signing ceremony in the White House.
There is a principled alternative to ObamaCare appeasement, one that removes top-down, government dictation of health insurance and health markets and replaces that state paternalism with a patient-centric system replete with freedom of choice.
He added: "We're probably in that position where we'll just let Obamacare fail.
The Republican bill is aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, the signature health insurance achievement of former Democratic President Barack Obama, which covers some 20 million Americans.
In 2015, the Senate actually improved a House-passed Obamacare repeal bill, the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, by getting rid of more of the 2010 law.
Obamacare consists of five main parts: (1) its wide-ranging mandates dictating almost complete federal control over the market for individually purchased health insurance; (2) taxpayer-funded subsidies that help cover the artificially high premiums that result; (3) a huge expansion of Medicaid; (4) a bold but barely acknowledged raiding of Medicare funds to help defray the Medicaid bills; and (5) tax increases.
THERE HAS NEVER been a shortage of GOP substitutes for Obamacare, from think tank white papers to congressional committee frameworks to fully drafted bills.
The Trump administration failed to enact legislation to repeal Obamacare but there are other strategies in play to kill it off by stealth.
Ryan said at a press conference that he decided to cancel the vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, because he did not believe he had enough support to pass it.
When ObamaCare was being debated, President Obama not only made a promise that, under ObamaCare, if you liked your doctor, you could keep him, but also that he would sign a "universal health care bill into law by the end of [his] first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family's premium by up to $2,500 a year.
The only thing stopping Congress from a simple and total repeal of Obamacare is the fact that Democrats can filibuster any repeal bill in the Senate.