This remains an ill-conceived, cruel piece of legislation.
It should be rejected.
The reduction in coverage (20MM plus) makes it inconceivable that we would put this in place.
It fails to deal with the cost issues that have to be addressed at the root cause level (e.g. cost of drugs; multiple profit centers picking up $$; lack of consumer visibility into true costs, etc. ). It fails to study other health care systems which are affording close to universal health care at a cost 40% BELOW ours.
The process followed to do this, after 7 years of seeing the flaws of Obamacare, is tragic.
There are two premises which will ultimately have to be and will be accepted:
1. Everyone should have health insurance. Everyone. We don't allow people to opt in or out of Social Security. Or having automobile insurance. It is an issue of the national interest, not just the individual.
2. Providing quality health care is a Right, just like education is and safety is. For everyone and it is the government's responsibility to provide it. Like Social Security. For the National Interest.