The idea of Ted Cruz or the tea party seeking to repeal the law is futile. One would think that 42 attempts to change the law which the president can veto the bill, is a waste of effort. If the intention is to gather support, perhaps Mr. Cruz should look ahead on how to improve the plan.
The single most important aspect of the law is the right to purchase healthcare with no pre-existing conditions, no medical questions and cannot be denied. The second important aspect is prevention, is paid at 100% without any limits regardless of deductible. This benefit protects every American and leads the way to a healthier America.
So does Ted Cruz and the tea party objects to a healthier America?
Or are the objections the mandate and subsidies, since we as a nation in debt cannot afford to further our debt. In this case amending the bill to remove the mandate would be a better solution. The mandate should have been evaluated and adjustments for surcharges made before accepting a blanket recommendation from the insurance industry. The mandate currently is in favor of the insurance companies. There has been no adjustment in premium for uninsured, no accountability on subsidized premiums, no transparency on how premium are determined, and insurers are not all participating in the public exchange diminishing the pool they recommended.
Therefore, let’s have all Americans in need of insurance purchase today and re-evaluate this mandate law in the future. If we are to mandate anything we need to mandate prevention now that the law made it available to all Americans. Let’ not deny the right to purchase healthcare but seek adjusting the surcharge premium that exist for uninsured. We need to amend before we pay twice for the uninsured.