Ted Cruz: The Right Way To Repeal Obamacare

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In President Trump’s recent address to Congress, he said,

Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country.  Of course, he also mentioned “premiums nationwide have increased by double and triple digits.” Trump added, “Obamacare is collapsing” and “we must act decisively to protect all Americans”.

President Trump then called on ALL Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work together, but just how they work together to resolve this disaster of Obamacare is a big issue.

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A few strong Conservatives are speaking out against any plan shy of the Senate’s 2015 repeal bill. Conservatives like Sen. Mike Lee, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz, have been very active on social media and critical of the Speaker Ryan’s new bill called “Obamacare-Lite”.

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 Third, we should change the tax laws to make health insurance portable, so that if you lose you job you don’t lose your health insurance. You don’t lose your car insurance or life insurance or house insurance if you lose your job; you shouldn’t lose your health insurance either. And that would go a long way to addressing the problem of pre-existing conditions, since much of that problem stems from people losing their jobs and then not being able to get new coverage on the individual market.
 Fourth, we should protect continuous coverage. If you have coverage, and you get sick or injured, your health insurance company shouldn’t be able to cancel your policy or jack up your premiums. That’s the whole point of health insurance.
Fifth, we should allow small businesses to pool together in association plans to get better rates for their employees. And we should allow states to create high-risk pools or pursue other innovative solutions to insure that the most vulnerable among us have access to affordable health care.
Sixth, we should block grant Medicaid to the states. Right now, Medicaid works terribly: very few doctors, long waiting lists and markedly worse health outcomes than for those on private insurance. Much of that is driven by one-size-fits-all federal rules, forced on every state. Instead, we should allow states to innovate with creative solutions to help produce far better health results.
Those six ideas enjoy virtual unanimity among Republicans who now control both Congress and the White House. They bring all of us together. They don’t replace one massive federal entitlement that isn’t working with another massive federal program with the same failings.
If just these three Senators – Cruz, Lee and Paul – vote against the “Obamacare-Lite” bill, the repeal bill would would be sunk.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) responded to the “Obamacare-Lite” plan on Twitter,

Feb 27

Senator Cruz is solid on his plan – “The Right Way to Repeal Obamacare.” We should start with all six areas of consensus. What’s wrong with starting with a base of what people can agree on first?
One thing we can all agree on, is that Obamacare is a disaster. Everything we were promised has been a lie. Democrats broke the healthcare system and they own it!
On the other hand, Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. Sen. Cruz is right, many Republicans were reelected on this promise they made to their constituents. If the Republicans fail to follow through on THAT…it would be a HUGE mistake. If the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare is not honored, Republicans could risk losing seats.
Cruz is also right when he states, BOTH the language and the insurance regulations need to be repealed. It’s not enough to create another bad plan or “Obamacare-Lite,” which the Republicans would own.
In addition, make healthcare available across all states. Expand the healthcare savings. Make healthcare insurance portable and protect Americans with continuous coverage. Those are areas most Americans would agree upon and gladly welcome.
If you need to find consensus on issues like pooling resources for small businesses and Medicaid, well then, Congress should work it out! No one said it was going to be easy, afterall, we all know… Obamacare is ONE BIG DISASTER! Even disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes and floods leave some remnants behind. Obamacare most likely will too.

You may remember in 2013, the classic children’s book “Green Eggs and Ham” was used in a marathon speech by Texas Senator Ted Cruz to protest President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

 Then, in 2014, Sarah Palin used the same classic children’s book Green Eggs and Ham to create her little poem about Obama:
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In the end, maybe what Senator Cruz is hoping for is, what was once shared as “Green Eggs and Ham” doesn’t become the “egg on the face” of most Conservatives or Republicans.
Now is the time for Conservatives and Republicans to stand up and honor their promises to the American people.

Even President Trump, said in his address to Congress,

Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed.  Every problem can be solved…”

“Our citizens deserve this, and so much more — so why not join forces and finally get the job done, and get it done right?  …”unite for the good of our country and for the good of the American people.”

Amen! Work TOGETHER and DO YOUR JOBS!

For those who missed the original “Obamacare summed up in one sentence.” spoken by a dear friend of mine, Dr. Barbara Bellar. Here’s a nice short video of hers that went VIRAL with over 9 million viewers:

 

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Nancy Hayes

Nancy Hayes is a Digital Media Specialist and Conservative, Grassroots Activist. Over the past 4 years - she has worked on 21 campaigns nationwide. She has been involved in several key elections, including Ted Cruz for President and Herman Cain for President . She has served in such positions as Social Media Specialist, Phone Bank Director, State Director of Volunteers, and Grassroots Activist. Stay involved! Stay inspired! Stay educated! #TeamJoe #PJNET #CruzCrew #GOHTeam

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