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Cruz Goads Democrats and Claims His Proposal Can Heal ACA Wounds

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Cruz Goads Democrats and Claims His Proposal Can Heal ACA Wounds

Cruz has now entered himself into the healthcare debate and took a shot at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Cruz said:

“Chuck Schumer knows a lot about health care hoaxes — because the real hoax is the one he and Barack Obama sold to the American people when they first rammed through Obamacare.”

Cruz suggested that the Americans who lost their plans that didn’t meet the ACA’s requirements and face rising premiums was the “ultimate insult.”
However what Cruz has failed to mention is how ridiculous it is to watch a party in power that has previously repealed the ACA not get their act together.
The Congressional Budget Office is expected to score the proposal written by Mr. Cruz however; the Senate has yet to address the individual mandate.
Senator Cruz claims that this method would “give consumers the freedom to choose more affordable plans that better meet their individual health care needs.”
However what Cruz has failed to mention is how ridiculous it is to watch a party in power that has previously repealed the ACA not get their act together with a plan to benefit all Americans.
The Congressional Budget Office is expected to score the proposal written by Mr. Cruz however; the Senate has yet to address the individual mandate.
Senator Cruz claims that this method would “give consumers the freedom to choose more affordable plans that better meet their individual health care needs.”
Some Republicans seem to be warming to the idea according to Business Insider:

For one thing, conservative holdouts in the Senate appear to be supportive of the plan. Lee has advocated for the amendment and has made its addition a virtual deal-breaker for his vote.
“We can’t speak for other members,” a Lee aide told Business Insider. “But we will not vote for the Senate bill without this change.”
Other non-committal senators, such as Rand Paul of Kentucky, have not commented on the proposal.
The traction around the amendment was enough, however, to prompt Republican leadership to send the bill to the Congressional Budget Office to be scored, alongside another tweaked version of the bill without the amendment.
It may also clear a way for the Senate’s bill to pass the House. Upon the BRCA’s release, reports suggested that House GOP leadership would be open to passing the Senate’s version of a bill as it stood. But conservatives in the chamber, such as the House Freedom Caucus, brushed back at that plan.

There could be one major hold up though. The Amendment will offer choice, but ACA style plans will be at a much higher rate. That means if you have serious preexisting conditions your plan will cost more and that may be a deal breaker for moderate Republicans.
Source: Washington Examinar | Business Insider

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