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16Better5b on Jun 22, 2016

Report: keeping pre-existing conditions & 26-year-olds on parents plans
MORE CHOICES AND LOWER COSTS Our health care system is too bureaucratic and too expensive. It didn't work before Obamacare, and it most certainly doesn't work now. Instead of the old, top-down way of doing things, we need to open up the system to innovation and competition.
  • Make support for health insurance portable, via a refundable tax credit to help buy health insurance in the individual market.
  • Expand patient-centered health care, by expanding the use of health savings accounts.
  • Preserve employer-based insurance, a far cry from Obamacare's controversial "Cadillac tax."
  • Allow sales across state lines, a step towards making the insurance market more competitive.
  • Allow small businesses and individuals to band together, through new pooling mechanisms.
  • Back wellness programs, rather than tie up wellness programs in red tape.
  • Enact real medical liability reform, by establishing reasonable limits.
REAL PROTECTIONS AND PEACE OF MIND
    These reforms will make sure you never have to worry about being turned away or having your coverage taken away.
  • Protect patients with pre-existing conditions. Our plan ensures every American, regardless of their health status, has the comfort of knowing you can never be denied coverage.
  • Protect coverage for young people. Our plan allows dependents up to age 26 to stay on their parents' plan, helping younger Americans receive health care and stabilizing the market.
  • Prohibit sudden cancellations, simply because you may be sick.
  • Establish continuous coverage protections--even if you're dealing with a serious medical issue.
  • Bring younger and healthier people into the system. Our plan gives states more flexibility so we can encourage young people to buy--and keep--insurance, helping to lower costs for everyone.
Also see Overview of "A Better Way"; details of "Vision for Health Care Reform"; and related GOP plank on choice & cost


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Keep pre-existing conditions & 26-year-olds on parents plans (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 3.
  • Headline: Keep pre-existing conditions & 26-year-olds on parents plans (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 3 on Healthcare: When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
    • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
    • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
    • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 16Better5b



Republicans participating in 16Better5b

Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican 
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican 
Steve Chabot s1sOhio Republican 
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia Republican 
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican 
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican (retiring 2016) 
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican 
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican 
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican 
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican 
Paul Ryan s1sPOTUS Republican 
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican 
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican 
Fred Upton s1sMichigan Republican 



Independents participating in 16Better5b

Tom Price s1sGA Health and Human Services 



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