In November, 1993, Sen. John Chafee, R-R.I., introduced what was considered to be one of the main Republican health overhaul proposals: “A bill to provide comprehensive reform of the health care system of the United States.”
Titled the “Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act of 1993,” it had 21 co-sponsors, including two Democrats (Sens. Boren and Kerrey). The bill, which was not debated or voted upon, was an alternative to President Bill Clinton’s plan. It bears similarity to the Democratic bill passed by the Senate Dec. 24, 2009, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The 1993 HEART ACT was the Republican answer to Hillary's Single-Payer. The Republicans are just pissed that a black guy took their idea and made it happen.
Those less educated Republican voters are too damn stupid to know this FACT. Democrats voting for Trump get what they deserve.
Loc: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
Lets see, part of the R play to replace ACA is Tax Credits, pretty good idea. But wait a minute, what about those who pay no taxes? You know those making less than poverty level. Is it not pay no taxes get no tax credits? Thus no Insurance under the republican plan. Or am I just blowing smoke and double jointed?
Life is like a PB&J sandwich The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
Bernie points out that a central theme of Trump was not to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid. ObamaCare is the expansion of medicare.
Bernie's money quote:
Millions of people voted for him on the belief that he would keep his word […]
If he was sincere, then I would hope that tomorrow or maybe today he could send out a tweet and tell his Republican colleagues to stop wasting their time and all of our time. And for Mr. Trump to tell the American people that he will veto any proposal that cuts Medicare, that cuts Medicaid or that cuts Social Security.
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Well, he said a lot of stuff. Basically anything he needed to get elected. He considers anything he said to be negotiable until a contract is signed, and even then might change his mind..
Then Trump is about to learn that the American people will hold him accountable for what is said on the campaign trail.
As an aside, I'm really impressed that the American populace lit up Congress' switchboard when it was learned that the Repubs wanted to get rid of the independent ethics office. I think we'll see more of that - American voicing their concerns under Trump.