The Republican health care bill makes no sense

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    Republicans in the House have finally released a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare: the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill keeps some of the most popular parts of Obamacare, like letting young adults stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26 and requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions.

    But the Republican bill gets rid of the key element that made Obamacare work: the individual mandate. Now that people aren't required to have insurance, healthy people could leave insurance pools en masse, leaving sick people who are more expensive to cover.

    Hypocrisy is a minor sin in politics, but still, it is remarkable how much of it there is to be found in this legislation. A core Republican complaint when Obamacare was passed was that the law delayed many of its provisions in order to reduce public outcry and manipulate the CBO’s score. The GOP bill is similarly aggressive with such tricks, delaying changes to the Medicaid expansion until 2020 and pushing Obamacare’s tax on expensive insurance plans out until 2025.

    Because Republicans aren’t even trying to win Democratic votes, they’re stuck designing a bill that can wiggle through the budget reconciliation process (another thing they complained about Democrats doing). That means they can’t make major changes to insurance markets like repealing Obamacare’s essential benefit standards or allowing insurance to be sold across state lines. That last part is particularly striking, given that it was one of President Trump’s five demands in his speech last week. I’ve always been skeptical about the savings Republicans could wrest by changing those regulations, but now they can’t get those savings at all — which means sacrificing a key part of their theory of cost control.

    This bill has a lot of problems, and more will come clear as experts study its language, the Congressional Budget Office release its estimates, and industry players make themselves heard. But the biggest problem this bill has is that it’s not clear why it exists. What does it make better? What is it even trying to achieve? Democrats wanted to cover more people and reduce long-term costs, and they had an argument for how their bill did both. As far as I can tell, Republicans have neither. At best, you can say this bill makes every obvious health care metric a bit worse, but at least it cuts taxes on rich people? Is that really a winning argument in American politics?

    In reality, what I think we’re seeing here is Republicans trying desperately to come up with something that would allow them to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is a compromise of a compromise of a compromise aimed at fulfilling that promise. But “repeal and replace” is a political slogan, not a policy goal. This is a lot of political pain to endure for a bill that won’t improve many peoples’ lives, but will badly hurt millions. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

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  • Vox
    Vox 3 months ago

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    • socom 2
      socom 2 7 days ago

      that the gop

    • Adhi Kusumo
      Adhi Kusumo 19 days ago

      (my apology for sinister truth I am about to tell you) no no no.. you are the one who missed understand.. first.. its not republican, it is trump! point is.. about how not to spend money on others. it is nothing about health care, nothing about Paris treaty (earth/pollution), nothing about immigration, nothing about care, nothing about affordable. nothing about long term effect. nothing about you!! it all about where the money goes! you could call it money care rather than health care. for trump a nation is not a nation. a country is not a country, where you shall consider the complexity (human, confidential secrecy, social effect, international relation,earth, science, ideology, people), for trump a nation is as simple as a wallet!!!! where all to be consider is ONLY reduce spend, and add income (no matter its black as coal or might be as red as Russia). that's all. each issue will not implicate nor related, its a simple wallet. all rich people concern a lot on these things. even Rupert Murdoch follow the money. instead of his believe, he made fox follow trump (who he once mentioned as embarrassment). care about the truth noooo.. care about public lies.. nooo.. see.. you are the one who missed understand. see.. understand now?.. make sense? sorry but this is fact.

    • Dank Pank
      Dank Pank 24 days ago

      shaun Mullen I take it you must be a conservative pedophile. How else would someone know that?

  • awesomeman123
    awesomeman123 28 minutes ago

    yo just leave it to trump he'll make amarica great again. :)

  • Chet Spalsky
    Chet Spalsky 10 hours ago

    Lol look at all those dislikes. So triggered yet no counter-arguments.

  • Nickoy1 Channel
    Nickoy1 Channel 19 hours ago

    They really just wasted to change the name from Obamacare to Trumpcare or something else that does have the name of Obama in it.

  • Vickie Oglesby
    Vickie Oglesby 20 hours ago

    it is just a tax cut aimed at giving all the money cut from mediCal medicare to the rich..

  • Sam Hill
    Sam Hill 1 day ago

    Thank you for explaining why corporate health care does not work. Forget the fact that the quality of health care in the US lags behind even some developing countries. Good job Congress, thanks for your decades of uselessness and harmfulness

  • Jason C
    Jason C 1 day ago


  • madman3470
    madman3470 1 day ago

    Ever thought of socialised healthcare?

  • sprybug
    sprybug 1 day ago

    What are they trying to accomplish? Simple. Tax breaks for their wealthy donors at the cost of American lives. It's pretty simple. Plus you get rid of poor people, you know the people they view as a strain on the country. It's actually pretty simple, and anyone who defends it, doesn't realize what the plan actually does or just simply evil....or just rich.
    BTW, with the newest plan we see, since this video, it's even worse. A lot of that stuff it keeps from the ACA that was in that list, you can cross off now.

  • Lee Johnson
    Lee Johnson 1 day ago

    TrumpCare is building many large "TrumpCare Cemetaries" All Across America to bury the Americans who died because they never got Health Care Under TrumpCare.

  • Scrotum Jelly
    Scrotum Jelly 1 day ago

    so wait... insurance is a ponzi scheme? well I'll be...

  • David Holland
    David Holland 1 day ago

    Isn't the plan going to bring in the competition from the free market? Won't the free market allow consumer purchasing power to help bring down the cost of premiums by allowing them to choose what they want to buy? Won't that consumer purchasing power make the insurance companies try to earn their business by increasing quality and lower cost? Won't the free market be more efficient at stabilizing health care cost than government efforts?

  • Cheechster
    Cheechster 1 day ago

    "More people makes the cost go down."

    It is almost like having universal healthcare based on a single payer plan would work best.

  • Jose Ventura
    Jose Ventura 1 day ago

    Trump gonna make America sick again

  • Phil Pain
    Phil Pain 1 day ago

    funny.. it was just reviled on 6.22.2017.. so how is it possible you got it before that date??
    amswer this.. how is it possible you got the complete accurate??
    i call bullshit.. lying fool...

  • Kirah Manusamoa
    Kirah Manusamoa 3 days ago

    Nothing about that "IMBECILE " with no qualifications at the white house makes any SENSE!!! He DOESN'T care anything about this country, only about making himself rich.

  • James Heathcote
    James Heathcote 3 days ago

    Here in Canada............... You know what, I think you already know what I'm going to say.

  • Chase S
    Chase S 3 days ago

    All I'm saying is the countries that have free healthcare and free higher education also enjoy more freedom than the US. But goofballs like to make it out as if private tyranny leads to better standards of everything.

  • DudecraftGaming
    DudecraftGaming 4 days ago

    i'll never understand why the us just doesn't penalize big pharma until they are forced to get the prices down, and then make a small healthcare tax that goes into a fund that is used by everyone.

  • Michael Clements
    Michael Clements 4 days ago

    gop pro-money not pro -ch

  • Jim Lovell
    Jim Lovell 4 days ago

    Why is it that no one asks how much do the CEO's of these health insurance companies make either under Obama Care, or the GOP Healthcare bill?

  • endwelfare
    endwelfare 6 days ago

    The major talking points that help sell Obamacare are still in tact But you label the video as "Makes no sense". You are so incredibly bias on your videos its amazing that anyone Likes this Propaganda. Seems like a very Non partisan Proposal but you are to narrow minded to recognize that

  • Tom Durkin
    Tom Durkin 6 days ago

    I have Obamacare and pay $1200 a monthly with an $8000 deductible. I have never used it and if I tried I would never be able to get any benefit from it because of the $8000 yearly deductible. SO GETTING RID OF THIS BULLSHIT OBAMACARE IS BEST THING PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN DO.

  • Tom Durkin
    Tom Durkin 6 days ago

    I have Obamacare and pay $1200 a monthly with an $8000 deductible. I have never used it and if I tried I would never be able to get any benefit from it because of the $8000 yearly deductible. SO GETTING RID OF THIS BULLSHIT OBAMACARE IS BEST THING PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN DO.

  • Cat Santos
    Cat Santos 7 days ago

    Trumpcare is like a shitty knock-off/rip-off/mockbuster of Obamacare....☹️🤢😬😪

  • conrad artchannel
    conrad artchannel 8 days ago

    I was a firm believer of Obamacare but after an ER visit last year and adding up the total cost of being required to have insurance, I would have paid a lot less without insurance if this didn't go through. I'm for helping poor and sick people but it's hit my wallet way too hard and just want it to go away now.

  • Rebecca Logerquist
    Rebecca Logerquist 10 days ago

    Stop trying to work healthcare through insurance companies and give us Medicaid for All, Single Payer, Universal Healthcare.

  • Highjack996
    Highjack996 16 days ago

    Closed the videı when he said "rich people"

  • Adhi Kusumo
    Adhi Kusumo 19 days ago

    (my apology for sinister truth I am about to tell you) no no no.. you are the one who missed understand.. first.. its not republican, it is trump! point is.. about how not to spend money on others. it is nothing about health care, nothing about Paris treaty (earth/pollution), nothing about immigration, nothing about care, nothing about affordable. nothing about long term effect. nothing about you!! it all about where the money goes! you could call it money care rather than health care. for trump a nation is not a nation. a country is not a country, where you shall consider the complexity (human, confidential secrecy, social effect, international relation,earth, science, ideology, people), for trump a nation is as simple as a wallet!!!! where all to be consider is ONLY reduce spend, and add income (no matter its black as coal or might be as red as Russia). that's all. each issue will not implicate nor related, its a simple wallet. all rich people concern a lot on these things. even Rupert Murdoch follow the money. instead of his believe, he made fox follow trump (who he once mentioned as embarrassment). care about the truth noooo.. care about public lies.. nooo.. see.. you are the one who missed understand. see.. understand now?.. make sense? sorry but this is fact.

  • Elizabeth Medina
    Elizabeth Medina 22 days ago

    I love this man

  • mark navarro
    mark navarro 25 days ago

    still people shouldnt be forced to pay for health care

  • Chloe Villarroel
    Chloe Villarroel 28 days ago

    Will this effect Medicaid or medical? My mom has a pacemaker and is prone to illness. She doesn't want to stress out about politics because she has to many other things to worry about, so she doesn't really know about what's going on healthcare wise. Can someone please help explain how this is going to effect her, so I can explain it to her correctly?

  • Ivan Escalante
    Ivan Escalante 1 month ago

    based on our age but not our income ? What if a rich young person, who is made tons of money can have a lower health cost? While majority of young Americans, who are working on below or at poverty line !

  • Kevin Worldsavior
    Kevin Worldsavior 1 month ago

    Wanna get rid of the Medical/Political Tyranny? - No problem at all! - Everybody will possess his/her own Health Care, once they start doing my discovery, that will keep us perfectly healthy all the time and by that make us Immortal - We humans can stop aging, ailing and dying (by wiping out all diseases) and live forever (like our Creators from the planet of Nibiru - The Anunnaki) - I got the key to our Biological Immortality - By staying absolutely healthy all the time - By Doing my discovery (just an exercise for a minute a day) - My WVCD - The Weapon of Virus and Cancer Destruction, that cures and prevents any diseases, known on Earth for millions of years, even radiation disease (concerning astronauts' lives on space missions) - I will describe my WVCD to everyone, who sends me a check for one million bucks - Everybody will stay absolutely healthy all the time, living their Endless Lives, for Infinite Health = Immortality and Salvation of the Human Race.

  • Timberwolf0n3
    Timberwolf0n3 1 month ago

    Funny b/c CONSERVATIVE states will suffer pretty badly b/c THEY are the ones with an over abundance of poor-azzbroke pucking rednecks who are now gonna lose their healthcare.

    AND DIE!!

    I actually hope that happens.

  • Casey Schofield
    Casey Schofield 1 month ago

    this bill is going to kill the Republicans in the next election. Now it's going to be harder for me to go see the doctor's I need to see all the dumb idiots voted for Trump we all are going to suffer for their choices. It would be great to get money out of politics

    • Casey Schofield
      Casey Schofield 10 days ago

      +TheBookWorm1718 you can't fully blame Obama for the healthcare bill that is in use Republicans wanted to do all they can to throw it in the trash especially when Obama was in office

    • TheBookWorm1718
      TheBookWorm1718 10 days ago

      And what about all the people who couldn't see a doctor under Obamacare because they went broke just paying the premiums? Or they spent thousands of dollars every year for it, and then no doctor would take it? Who did that help?

  • Comrade Everclear
    Comrade Everclear 1 month ago

    And Obamacare did make sense? Tripling premiums and fining those who couldn't afford it made sense?

    Oh wait, YOU DIDN'T READ IT! So you don't even know if it made sense.

    • Afi James
      Afi James 25 days ago

      Comrade Everclear I know thats right

  • Lee Johnson
    Lee Johnson 1 month ago

    The Trump National Health Insurance Plan is: Poor people have no health insurance, Billionaires pay no income taxes.

  • Lee Johnson
    Lee Johnson 1 month ago

    Obama knows what national health insurance is. He created Obama Care where most all of Americans had Health Insurance. Trump does not know what National Health Insurance is. Trump thinks National Health Insurance means poor people have no health insurance and Billionaires do not have to pay Taxes. Billionaires love Donald Trump who is  one of their own.

  • Jesperado
    Jesperado 1 month ago

    Well, you ended with an easily answered question: Follow the money. Q: Who does it benefit? A: Solely the rich.

  • Sami Slimani
    Sami Slimani 1 month ago

    So long as you continue working within a privatised healthcare apparatus, you will always suffer from these issues. Universal healthcare is the only way forward.

  • Jay M
    Jay M 1 month ago

    Health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) said on Wednesday (5/11/15) it will exit the 2018 Obamacare individual insurance market in Delaware and Nebraska - the two remaining states where it offered the plans. Insurers Humana Inc (HUM.N) and UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) have also pulled out of most of the government subsidized individual health insurance market. Looks like Obamacare Death Spiral is gaining momentum.

  • rocco rostagno
    rocco rostagno 1 month ago

    wtf are u talking about? obamacare has been on a death spiral. insurance companies dropping out left and right. premiums going up drastically. obamacare sucks..nothing popular about socialised medicine.

    DEUS VULT 1 month ago

    It actually makes perfect sense. You just happened to conveniently omit about 80% of the bill.

  • JohnnyV123
    JohnnyV123 1 month ago

    Obamacare: Require everyone to get insurance so healthy people are just as much a part of the pool of insured as sick people. Prices stay lower because insurers win money on healthy people who aren't using their insurance and lose on the sick who pay a lower than they would have premium.

    Problem: Subsidies for low income people cost a lot and raise the federal deficit considerably. Other insurers besides the government still can't afford to stay in business because the prices are too low. Other insurers leaving means higher prices and more subsidy payments.

    What I Thought Republican Solution Was: Create an insurance market with free competition between state lines. More competition will lower prices and create more options. People will not be forced to buy insurance but many will now be able to afford coverage because prices are lower. Continue to protect people with pre-existing conditions so they can afford care. Subsidy payments to keep costs down are less necessary (except to those with pre existing conditions) keeping the federal deficit...and taxes? down.

    This bill does not seem to be that solution. Correct me if I'm wrong by the way I'm really trying to understand all of this....

    • A Nony Mouse
      A Nony Mouse 1 month ago

      Yes, there is no "public option." Private insurance companies showcase their options on the Obamacare website. Some people are eligible for subsidies on their insurance premiums.

    • JohnnyV123
      JohnnyV123 1 month ago

      That's the kind of thing I am glad you are clarifying. Nothing I have had to worry about so health care is not an issue I am well informed on though I'm trying now. I thought there was at least one provider that was like the official government provider of health insurance. Is it just the specific plans that insurers offer that are considered Obamacare ones then?

    • A Nony Mouse
      A Nony Mouse 1 month ago

      "Other insurers besides the government still can't afford to stay in business because the prices are too low." What are you referring to? The government doesn't have a national health insurance unless you're talking about Medicare/Medicaid.

      Yeah, I'm not sure why the selling of insurance across state lines idea wasn't included.

      The problem with Obamacare (from an insurance company's point of view) is that less healthy people than expected joined the insurance pools, because of the high premiums and lower tax penalty. The majority of the uninsured people who gained insurance after ACA were those who now qualified for Medicaid which about half the states chose to expand.
      Many more people who were sick, for example with cancer or other chronic diseases, people who really needed the insurance got the insurance and the insurance companies paid large sums for their care. But this was not balanced by the lower than expected number of healthy people who would pay into the pool.

      The republican bill does not seem to correct this imbalance for the insurance companies except than to allow a reversion back to the pre-ACA days. States can file to waive out of all ACA rules (i.e. accepting patients with for pre-existing conditions, outlawing annual or lifetime coverage caps, children staying on parent's insurance until age 26, etc). Subsidies would be age-based (rather than helping the poor, helping the younger). Also older people and those with pre-existing conditions who have a lapse in their insurance coverage can be charged 20%-30% higher than the regular premium if they rejoin the insurance.

  • ShepherdsWrench
    ShepherdsWrench 1 month ago

    health insurance used to be something you got a good job to get.
    now that you guys are insisting its a right it makes it more expensive for everyone.

    and to top it all off you guys are probably totally cool with murdering children in the womb but are super concerned about people suffering under their life choices while burdening everyone else with the fallout.

    oh wait... that's totally consistent with the short sighted me centered mentality of a bunch of self entitled children.

  • Stephen Emmanuel
    Stephen Emmanuel 1 month ago

    Please Americans -- vote for folks that are smart and inspirational to run your country!! -- it's manic right now ... great job VOX for the analysis and insights

  • MrMilkyCoco
    MrMilkyCoco 1 month ago

    As a healthcare professional, I wish everyone bought insurance. With how expensive medicine is these days, insurance actually makes it cheaper. Also a lot oft he money we get come from the insurance companies so it helps us as well. Not getting paid enough can end up decreasing the type of care healthcare professionals offer. I know that sounds selfish but at least it better than people who dont want to help the rest of our less fortunate populations. I dislike when people say "I'm compassionate but....." yeah refusing to buy insurance that can then lead to helping other people is "compassionate". And honestly I feel anything dealing with healthcare always divides our country even more. Sigh is it too much to hope for a really good health care plan that at least 70% and up of the population actually agree upon?

    • TheBookWorm1718
      TheBookWorm1718 10 days ago

      Throwing money at our 'less fortunate populations' isn't an answer. You want to fix the healthcare problem, first we have to fix the education problem. There are 32 million illiterate people in America, how many of them do you think are in poor health? And if they can't read, are they going to take their meds as prescribed, or obey their post-op instructions? And what happens when they don't, or if they do it wrong? They come back to the hospital and need more treatment, which costs more money. So then you'll probably say we need to give more money to public education funding, that's wrong too, millions of dollars are already poured into reading programs, etc., and a lot of it just goes into pockets. So since you're big on we shouldn't be selfish, and help people who need it, what's going to have to happen is everyday people are going to have to become the teachers and work with kids and adults alike every day and teach them how to read proficiently enough that they can make it in the world. That's the ONLY way the situation is going to get better, when people actually give of their time and experience and not just their checkbook.

  • thanh nguyen
    thanh nguyen 1 month ago

    just hate the music, it's a bit too loud compare to his voice. overall, good information :D

  • hood471
    hood471 1 month ago

    Don't agree with your last point. I really think that republicans were trying to address the issue of decreasing options for insurance in some counties, here is a link As to avoiding the Deathspirals, to keep cost low, people who are already sick shouldn't be buying insurance, defeats the purpose of insurance. As a taxpayer, I would rather help pay for these people healthcare instead of giving big insurance companies more money.

  • michael preston
    michael preston 1 month ago

    No docs for Trump Chumps.

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  • Danny Boy
    Danny Boy 1 month ago

    "The point is to make their donors richer". I know you know the answer to your own question, I'm sure. You'll never get through that thick membrane on the right. They won't vote their interests. They won't hold their own party to task. Paul Ryan is a piece of filth.

  • Mr. Dark
    Mr. Dark 1 month ago

    clearly biased libtard

    • Mia Donahue
      Mia Donahue 1 month ago

      Uh, yeah. Glad my anxiety could potentially cause my rates to skyrocket.

    • Mr. Dark
      Mr. Dark 1 month ago

      Mia Donahue yeah have you? nice try libtard.

    • Mia Donahue
      Mia Donahue 1 month ago

      Have you seen the list of "pre-existing conditions" for insurance companies?

  • Brenda L
    Brenda L 1 month ago

    I like this guy.

  • 哔哩 哔哩
    哔哩 哔哩 1 month ago

    The American government sucks cocky. Not America and Americans themselves, but the government.

  • Liza B
    Liza B 1 month ago

    I suggest that the American people watch Congressional hearings/business .. foreign and domestic much worse than you think .....about everything...... ....

  • z planetx
    z planetx 1 month ago

    We want competitive healthcare not MANDATORY healthcare....Trump, my hat
    comes off to you....Thanks for keeping your word and the Hell with the
    Communist Democrate party!!!.

     Please deport them to N. Korea to
    include some NWO Republicans... I have news for all Those in their death
    beds... No amount of Insurance will ever save you. The price for sin is Death.
    The price to save you Soul is Free for the taking..... get on your knees and experience
    the power of a true Savior!!!

    is a mighty God and the only real God, so too think that I need some Man to
    take care of me and my Family is nothing but early death. We asked Obama for
    government competitive Healthcare NOT MANDADORY healthcare. If you want
    mandatory healthcare move over to those countries. 

    America we reap what you sow and when government gets involved, it become a
    stumbling block in our Life. Socialist/communist, Hitler/Stalin/Mao type of
    thinking will never work and is the root of all evil next to Money... Now
    you know the rest of the Story!!!

  • D Storm
    D Storm 1 month ago

    Obamacare was socialism, redistribution of wealth, and it was rammed through with a pack of lies.

  • Joshua Nelson
    Joshua Nelson 1 month ago

    I done paying for the weak and jobless to have insurance. That's why I stopped paying for insurance and just take the hit on my taxes. It is cheaper for me. Screw Obamacare.

    • Joshua Nelson
      Joshua Nelson 1 month ago

      Matt King I'm working class dumb ass. Obamacare made all the insurance companys leave. No one can afford it, but I don't expect your lazy ass to know that. You don't live here. Your not tough at all. You're weak. lol

    • Joshua Nelson
      Joshua Nelson 1 month ago

      Matt King It's you argue for an American made Xbox. lol lazy ass. I also not an elite, I made it on my own. I make 60,000 a year because I work my ass off for it. I have 4 children. I never went to collage, couldn't afford it. I'm 32 and I found that if you give someone a fish they eat for a day. If you show them how to fish they can feed themselves for a life time. Handouts don't work. It makes them weak. Everyone pays more for insurance now. How is that free or affordable? Your a liberal fascist and Hitler would love how you think. Grow some balls and make your own war through life. Quit expecting the government to take care of you, it's weak.

  • Mark Wilson
    Mark Wilson 1 month ago

    Good Job Mr President !

  • Peter Southern Boy
    Peter Southern Boy 1 month ago

    The ACA destroyed health care in my State and all of us just got sicker. We went from 7 insurers to 1. I can't use the insurance because it has an $8K deductible. I lost my doctor. Twice. This myth that Obamacare was working fine and the new bill destroys it is myth and partisan hype. The reality in my State is that ACA made everyone sicker.

  • Richard Smith
    Richard Smith 1 month ago

    Maybe if Americans educated them selves on the constitution they would wake up!! To begin with the Federal government under the constitution has LIMITED authority. Health care is dedicated to the States and private enterprise. The Federal Government has ZERO authority to mandate any health care laws.

  • Gilang Akbar
    Gilang Akbar 1 month ago

    this clear explanation is what many people needs. many trump sheeps still insist to praise trump because they themself have no idea what is the real problem is. all they know are only the outcome of the problem that is premium prices, "oh this is so expensive, booo, evil healthcare". they didnt know the actual system behind it, that it is not only responsibility goverment, but also need a lot of society contributions. education about this problem and many other politicals topic need to be pushed more to people, so that they will be more open and clear minded to know exactly where the problem is.

    • TheBookWorm1718
      TheBookWorm1718 10 days ago

      The real problem? Lack of education, illiteracy costs the country $200 billion a year, a lot of it goes to medical care for people who don't take medication, don't follow the doctor's instructions, who don't go to the doctor in the first place because they can't read any forms, and who have no idea the things they're doing could possibly kill them. But since public education doesn't exist to TEACH people, no amount of money thrown into school funding will solve that problem, it's going to have to come from the effort of everyday people who teach out of actual dedication, which is not impossible, but it's timely, can be costly, and needs to be structured, which is why most people will never do it.

  • J Breezee
    J Breezee 1 month ago

    America got money for war, but cannot takecare of their own citizens. What a Damn shame

  • Capitol College Rocketry Club

    Are you democrat?

  • havocmaster69
    havocmaster69 1 month ago

    then it must be a lot like obummer care

  • Jane Lin
    Jane Lin 1 month ago

    "The Republican health care bill makes no sense"
    The GOP healthcare bill isn't meant to make sense, it's meant to make dead people.

  • danielt167
    danielt167 1 month ago

    We are already in a death spiral...

  • Jay M
    Jay M 1 month ago

    Healthy people should pay less for insurance not the same.
    Lower premiums give people an incentive to be healthy.

    • A Nony Mouse
      A Nony Mouse 1 month ago

      ??? I'm sure there's more reason to be healthy than insurance premiums. People should want to be healthy for quality of life?

  • Neil
    Neil 1 month ago

    Spoken like a true snowflake.

  • D T
    D T 1 month ago

    And it made sense when dems had to get it passed in order to see it. Please STFU vox liberal idiots

  • Taylor Colby
    Taylor Colby 1 month ago

    I need to leave this country.

  • Kekistani Patriot
    Kekistani Patriot 1 month ago

    1) Subsidies based on Age are better than by income because as a ACA participant, I have to constantly report any changes in my income during the year so that my subsidies can be adjusted. If I expect to earn 36K in the year, I qualify for subsidies but if I end up earning over $42K (approx), I am required to pay back all the subsidies while your employer provided plan is 100% deductible. So, if I make $42K I do NOT qualify for subsidies but my MANDATED healthcare premium is $500 a month with a $6500 out of pocket. ($12,500 before "fully-insured" kicks in). Being in CA, I pay 35-45% in taxes of that $42K as well as being mandated to pay $12,500 in healthcare so that I can offset those with preexisting conditions and all the women's health written into the plan.
    2) You did not mention Cadillac Tax which if repealed (HR 173) would exempt high earners and benefit-rich public employees from being taxed 40% on excess value of their plan. This Cadillac Tax mechanism is designed to equalize plans or help fund ACA. Currently, employers are able to recruit and retain employees through benefits and receive 100% tax credit. Taxing these benefits would cause them to either equalize the value of plans and compete through taxable salary or fund national healthcare. Unions do not want healthcare equality as it would make them obsolete. HR 173 exempts high-earners and public employees from participation in ACA (approx. 175million). It is cosponsored by 79 Democrats.

  • Ulvsunda
    Ulvsunda 1 month ago

    This is the 1st step to replace and repeal Obama care. It's not the final result. It just takes the financial burden of millions insurance owners. The new health care plan has to pass the Senate again.

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 1 month ago

    Also, why is there never a word for word line for line quote in any video like this? It is all interpreted by one person and then that opinion is spun into whatever that person wants to say it is. There is no sense of accountability as you have provided no portion of the bill itself in order for someone to compare to the accusations you are making.

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 1 month ago

    It was never Constitutional to FORCE American people to buy something they didnt want. How can you support the individual mandate as an American citizen that is supposed to be free to make your own choices?

    • Eric Taylor
      Eric Taylor 1 month ago

      If you don't know the difference between being forced to buy a product and having to pay taxes then you are a special kind of ignorant.

    • A Nony Mouse
      A Nony Mouse 1 month ago

      We are forced to pay a lot of things... those are called taxes

  • Ma tt
    Ma tt 1 month ago

    they want the immigrants to leave usa

  • JJAdams03
    JJAdams03 1 month ago

    get a job with benefits?

    • A Nony Mouse
      A Nony Mouse 1 month ago

      The majority of the people who gained insurance after ACA were actually those who qualified for Medicaid under the new Medicaid expansion to include single non-disabled adults who made slightly above the poverty line (in those states that accepted the expansion). I would assume those people would not be able to afford insurance from work.

  • k odu
    k odu 1 month ago

    Racism not love for Americans is behind Donald Trump's obsession to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • V Ling
    V Ling 1 month ago

    3000 people too butthurt to see the truth. There has.not been a proper assessment of the new law and Republicans just want to "keep their promise". Details dont seem to matter.

  • Rebecca Ethington
    Rebecca Ethington 1 month ago

    You probably need to put in video notes of the changes, or remove the video completely as A LOT changed between when you made this video and when it went to vote yesterday.

  • Random Guy From Texas

    (((Ezra Klein)))

  • James Ryzlot
    James Ryzlot 1 month ago

    EXCELLENT analysis

    THE THINK POT 1 month ago

    All i gotta say.... I DON"T CARE I am FREE!

    THE THINK POT 1 month ago

    MAKES NO SENSES! LOL.. Doesn't make any sense

    THE THINK POT 1 month ago

    The first one didn't make sense either!

  • kody oneill
    kody oneill 1 month ago

    Vox is pure cancer

  • will new
    will new 1 month ago

    Vox this is not about people, this is about the green pieces of paper we worship.

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 1 month ago

    4:23 *Never take political advise from someone who is crying or angry.*
    I don't like this bill either btw, but VOX showed us that it is biased and will always talk bad about Trump where ever they can.

  • richard wysham
    richard wysham 1 month ago

    All this talk is a waste of time. First of all, the GOP did this so they can say they repealed and replaced. The reason the ACA didn't work is because the insurance corporations didn't make money. As long as the primary provider is a for profit entity, we'll not have universal health care. Just replace the words 'American people' with 'American insurance companies' and every thing will make sense.That's who the GOP's real constituents are.

  • OG MOG
    OG MOG 1 month ago

    Well no matter what, the prices of health related services and medication will continue to rise...

    Obama care, yes everyone will get it, looks good right? But tell you what, if you get into an accident or get a medical condition that puts you in the hospital and you have obamacare, the hospital will have to pay the rest (big amount of money).. so where can the hospital get the loss? They will increase the price of their services!

    On the otherhand, trumpcare which will repeal the previous healthcare bill. So what now? The ones who benefitted the obamacare will most likely lose their benefits or will end up paying a lot (alot of sick people that has not have their Medicare yet).

    The BIG picture is that the bill(s) are not the main problem. The problem is the one who controls the prices and thats where they need to find out how to regulate!

  • Theresa Lepiane
    Theresa Lepiane 1 month ago


  • Theresa Lepiane
    Theresa Lepiane 1 month ago


    THE BEST PART OF THIS BILL Q: Are Members of Congress and their staff bound to the same rules as everyone else?

    A: Members of Congress should live by the same rules as everyone else. Period. We're passing legislation to make a simple technical correction to ensure that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and its amendments apply equally to everyone.

  • BillW17
    BillW17 1 month ago

    if you cant pay then suck to be you.

  • Talia Jones
    Talia Jones 1 month ago

    Living in Scotland, my undergraduate degree is free, along with my health care. I would never move to America, I see no benefit to it. The NHS saved my mother's life when we were dirt poor and she had cancer, it fixed my broken arm, it fixed my father's poor heart problems. I will defend it with every breath I've got against anyone who would speak against it in the name of small government and a horror at "socialism". This country has saved my family, and has given me a good start in life. I couldn't say the same of the US.

  • Jorge Madrigal
    Jorge Madrigal 1 month ago

    the point of all this?
    they want to kill the sickest of the sick in the poor community... and work in favor of the rich.

  • chi101proof
    chi101proof 1 month ago

    lmbo healthy people can get sick just as easy and sick peole can get healthy again lol wow dude

  • FellowRser
    FellowRser 1 month ago

    I'd love to punch you but I won't unless provoked but let's be honest look at you lel

  • A12345
    A12345 1 month ago

    ohhh so that's what clearing the swamp meant...

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