Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health Exchanges

**** The Republicans that have voted 38 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, have no alternative to the plan which will offer health insurance to many that have been excluded in the past. Republicans, especially the Tea Party Republicans, want those with pre-existing conditions, young people up to 26 years of age, and the working poor to just go without health coverage. Why?  The Republicans just don't care.

Even though there are Republicans and groups like Americans for (their own) Prosperity are bringing up falsehoods and previously debunked statements to fight against the health exchanges. The truth has come out about the costs of the health exchanges.


As state health exchanges continue to announce lower-than-expected rates for health insurance, experts say both state and regional issues play a part in how much a consumer will pay for insurance beginning in January.....

.....In the 11 states HHS analyzed, the report said "that greater competition and greater transparency are driving down prices in the marketplace." The agency studied rates in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. In six states, those costs are also 18% lower than small employers had paid in the past for similar plans. Some states may see individual rates go down as much as 50%.....

If you go to a town meeting sponsored by a Republican, ask why he/she keeps voting for repeal of the Affordable Care Act when it will save people money? You might want to ask him/her where are the jobs the Republicans were going to deliver? The GOP hasn't delivered anything to help Americans.