"We gotta get this thing started,"
As a member of the
Also supporting the bill was the
"We want to make this bill consistent with what we told the voters we were going to do. Why don't we do what we all voted on? A clean repeal. The exact same legislation we put on
He said the Ryan bill keeps "way too much of the structure of Obamacare."
Getting all 52
"Once it gets over in the
The bill ends the individual mandate requiring Americans to have health insurance.
In its place, citizens will be offered tax credits to help them buy medical coverage from the private insurance market.
It creates a refundable tax credit for health care premiums. "Refundable" means that even citizens who don't have enough income to pay taxes can get a check for the tax credit amount.
"We want to make sure that people can get insurance,"
He said Obamacare is collapsing and that insurance companies are rapidly pulling out of the exchanges that were set up to sell the subsidized Obamacare health insurance plans.
"We want this to be a patient-centered system,"
Asked why he didn't meet in those town-hall settings,
"I do constituent one-on-ones. I've had 51 in the last four years,"
"This proposal rewards the rich and health-care executives while denying care to hardworking Americans,"
She said 866,000 Ohioans have gained coverage since the Affordable Care Act took effect.
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