Friday, July 7, 2017

Healthcare Amendment

Ted Cruz Healthcare Amendment


Dick Morris video


This Amendment widens coverage choices insurance companies can offer. It eliminates the “one big size fits all” and allows consumers to purchase health insurance that is customized to cover only the options that they want.





The federal government needs to get out of the way and let the health insurance companies offer whatever coverage they can sell.  Government should not force cost shifting from the young and healthy to the old and healthy by law. We need to leave it to insurance companies to determine cost on utilization.  Insurance companies should be able to offer coverage that was mandated as optional with corresponding charges. 


If consumers can get a cheaper catastrophic policy with a $1 lifetime maximum, they should be able to buy it. They should be able to keep their children on their policy for a separate charge. Consumers should be able to buy stop-loss coverage. Other options should include maternity, mental health and other line items offered for a charge.


Government needs to communicate a planned reduction in tax subsidies for healthcare in order to lower the costs.  Providers have no incentive to reduce costs as long as government subsidizes healthcare at current levels. We need to repeal Obamacare and give the insurance companies a chance to function.


Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

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