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    Default Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill

    (WASHINGTON) – In a letter sent to Capitol Hill today, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa called on the Senate to oppose the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” if brought to a vote. Hoffa called the legislation “flawed” and predicted that, if passed, will cost tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance over the next decade.

    The “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” does nothing to reduce the cost of health care and would enact significant tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. By maintaining the 40 percent excise tax, rather than repealing it, the legislation continues to shift costs to already burdened working families. In fact, in its score of the bill, the Congressional Budget Office projected there would be 22 million fewer Americans with health care if this was made into law.

    “It is unconscionable that our members will have to suffer this 40 percent penalty on their collectively bargained benefits while the wealthy and corporations see their taxes repealed,” Hoffa wrote. “The Senate should be looking for ways to strengthen the middle class instead of promoting policies that will ultimately take money from their hard-earned paychecks and reduce, and make more costly, the health benefits they receive.”

    Hoffa also denounced the bill for weakening protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions and the increasing the premiums for older adults.
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/06/ho...alth-care-bill

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill

    It is not because tens of millions will lose coverage but it will be cause there is NO mandate that requires them to have insurance.. Why should the government force someone to have something they cannot afford to use??

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    It is not because tens of millions will lose coverage but it will be cause there is NO mandate that requires them to have insurance.. Why should the government force someone to have something they cannot afford to use??
    But we still treat those without insurance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerge...tive_Labor_Act
    Signed into law by Reagan.

    You would love to have that insurance "you can't afford to use" if you had cancer or another debilitating end stage disease.
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    Default Re: Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill

    its all unconstitutional
    Obama said it's not a tax but the supreme court said the only way it is legal is, it is a tax.

    you are forced to participate.

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    Default Re: Hoffa: Reject Senate Health Care Bill

    I know there has been a lot said about "Pre-existing" conditions.. If you have insurance and come down with one of theses sicknesses you are covered.. It's the one's that refuse to pay for insurance until they find out they have something then complain what the insurance wants to charge them..

 

 

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