Skip to comments.The BOLD Republican Plan for Health Care (not the Hatch, Coburn, and Burr bill)
Posted on 01/29/2014 5:45:23 PM PST by TurboZamboni
The OPTION Act is a bold health care plan. Authored Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (R-GA), the "Offering Patients True Individualized Options Now Act of 2013" - H.R. 2900 - is an exciting 77-page proposal to repeal Obamacare and change the entire landscape of American health care.
It would reintroduce freedom.
The OPTION Act eliminates Medicare, Medicaid, the Childrens Health Insurance Program --- and the entire Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Yes. All gone. In its place is private coverage and provisions to encourage and expand private charity. As Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, says:
No other bill takes as bold of steps as H.R. 2900 does to begin rolling back the many decades of failed policies that have increasingly subjugated patient care to the interest of third parties and thwarted free market forces from providing a wealth of low cost, high-quality medical care.
(Excerpt) Read more at cchfreedom.org ...
Enacts HSA and Tax Treatment Improvements ◦ Repeals the mandate that Health Savings Account are only available to those who have a health insurance policy.
◦ Increases the amount that can be contributed to the HSA from $3,250 for individuals to $10,000, and from $5,500 for individuals to $20,000.
◦ Allows Medicare enrollees to have HSAs if enrolled before Medicare-eligible.
◦ Allows HSA dollars to be rolled over into a Medicare Advantage MSA.
◦ Prohibits tax on amounts not used for medical care.
Never see the sun. The sad thing is, Medicare is so woven into the public fabric of America that angry seniors would descend on Washington in droves.
But Broun's bill kicks ass.
I like this guy.
attaining a certain age now entitles people to stuff.
Win an AR-15:
It has no chance. There is nothing in it for politicians’ retirement funds. There is no way in it for politicians to mine for votes.
“The OPTION Act eliminates Medicare, Medicaid, the Childrens Health Insurance Program -— and the entire Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.”
This is stupid... Most seniors have paid into medicare and depend on it for 80% of their coverage. Most were forced into the system and lost their earlier medical coverage.
Great idea. It’ll never happen.
CARE or total repeal have a chance, though.
Well, as a senior, let me say that nobody I know really wanted to enroll in Medicare. We don’t have an option. We tried to find ways around Medicare, but were told that it was automatic and we could do nothing. So, for those of you who think we love Medicare...phooey! As of now, I still have my primary doctor, but I have not had to see the other specialists, so I don’t know if they are taking Medicare patients, or not. SO many have dropped Medicare patients that it is getting scarce to find one who will. Besides that, talk in the waiting room at his office is not in favor of Medicare. Not all seniors like it. It automatically relegates us to inferior and limited care. Medicare doesn’t pay for a lot of things these days. We know that! Thank heavens we have private insurance, as well.
Broun is from GA. We live here. He had said he was working on a plan, and I am glad it is so bold. I pray that everyone writes their Congressmen/women and ask them to support this bill, whether they be democrat or republican. If we could get a lot of representatives to sign onto the bill, I’m sure it would get more attention then. So far, he has offered the best thing I have read yet.
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