Hillary Clinton champion of Health?
Before it was Obamacare it was Hillary’s Health Care or Hillarycare. Hillary Clinton’s health care plan as the first lady was a total disaster!
Hillary Clinton is perhaps most remembered during her tenure as first lady of the United States in the mid-1990s for her unsuccessful push for universal health care, a controversial proposal seen at the time as a radical overhaul of the way Americans received coverage that drew strong opposition from both the drug and health insurance industries. The cornerstone of the plan was a mandate on employers to provide health insurance for all of their employees.
Hillary Clinton and Universal Health Care
Hillary Clinton was the first lady to President Bill Clinton in 1993 when he appointed her to chair the President’s Task Force on National Health Care Reform.
The president had warned in his inaugural address that the administration would face staunch opposition from “powerful lobbies and special interests” who would attempt to derail its efforts to provide coverage for all Americans.
Congressional Republicans opposed the plan, the public saw it as too complex and bureaucratic, but perhaps the kiss of death was the tremendous amount of criticism it received from the health insurance industry, which went too far as to produce a multimillion-dollar television campaign against the proposal.
The Clinton health care overhaul, billed as the centerpiece of Bill Clinton’s presidency and a path to ensuring some 37 million Americans who had no coverage, died for lack of support in Congress in what was considered a major defeat for the administration and political setback for Hillary Clinton.
Also in February 1993, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, along with several other groups, filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and Donna Shalala over closed-door meetings related to the Hillarycare plan. The AAPS sued to gain access to the list of members of the task force. In 1997,
Judge Royce C. Lamberth found in favor of the plaintiffs and awarded $285,864 to the AAPS for legal costs; Lamberth also harshly criticized the Clinton administration and Clinton aide Ira Magaziner in his ruling.
Hillarycare Revises Health Care
Clinton emerged with a new set of plans to ensure every American during the 2008 race for the Democratic presidential nomination. She said she had learned from her mistakes in 1993 and 1994 when the Clinton administration’s proposals were too complicated, and that she had the scars to show for it.
Hillarycare supported a mandate on Americans – not businesses – to purchase health insurance for themselves as part of a broad proposal to rein in costs and boost value and quality in the nation’s network of private health insurers. Clinton unveiled her newer proposals in her American Health Choices Plan during the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
“My plan covers all Americans and improves health care by lowering costs and improving quality. If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans without coverage or if you don’t like the coverage you have, you will have a choice of plans to pick from and you’ll get tax credits to help pay for it. If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. It’s a plan that works for America’s families and America’s businesses while preserving consumer choices”, said Hillary.
That same individual mandate became a part of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Clinton portrayed her new American Health Choices Plan as being one modeled after the health care program through which members of Congress are covered. “The new array of choices offered in the menu will provide benefits at least as good as the typical plan offered to members of Congress, which includes mental health parity and usually dental coverage,” Clinton said in 2007.
Hillary Clinton’s plan would have required Americans to purchase health insurance and required insurers to cover everyone regardless of whether they had preconditions. She said it would have provided tax credits to Americans who couldn’t afford to purchase health care and paid for them by rolling back the so-called Bush tax cuts on those earning more than $250,000 a year. Clinton said at the time her plan would have resulted in a “net tax cut for American taxpayers.”
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal’s “Washington Wire” has unearthed a memo from summer 1994 in which a Clinton aide wrote, “If you like Blue Cross, you can keep your Blue Cross.” Of course, that hearkens to President Obama’s infamous, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” That statement earned Obama the 2013 “Lie of the Year”
Obama counted on Americans stupidity. Americans have been lied to. We have been robbed! The quality of care going down and the demise of Americas health care system.
Now Clinton Wants To Turn Obamacare Into Hillarycare 2.0
Hillary Clinton’s campaign vows to preserve the Affordable Care Act while adding new benefits like a tax credit for households with the highest out-of-pocket costs and protections against surprise medical bills.
“I will defend the Affordable Care Act, but as president, I want to go further,” Clinton said. “I want to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, because the truth is, it couldn’t and it didn’t solve all of our problems.”
Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released.
The price hike is the latest blow to Obamacare. Insurers are raising prices and downsizing their presence on the exchanges as they try to stem losses from sicker-than-anticipated customers. Enrollment for 2017 will be closely watched since insurers want to see younger and healthier consumers enroll.
The benchmark silver plan — upon which federal subsidies are based — will cost an average of $296 a month next year. That figure is based on prices for a 27-year-old enrollee in the 39 states that use the federal healthcare.gov exchange, plus the four states and Washington D.C. that have their own exchanges.
The average premium increase masks wide variation among the states. In Arizona, the benchmark plan’s average premium will increase 116% in 2017. Arizona had the lowest rates of any state this year, said Kathryn Martin, an acting assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
So is Hillary Clinton really who we want in charge of America’s healthcare? She’s been a proven loser in healthcare since her disastrous days as first Lady!
Hillary Clinton wants to throw on band aids and prop Obamacare up with crutches! Obamacare has proven to be a horrible mess. Without of reach price hikes and good care going down the tubes. Now if you need a CScan or MRI your insurance must approve the procedure, isn’t that suppose to be up to you Dr.?
With the government now in control of healthcare, it’s the insurance companies choice what tests you have and which ones you don’t unless you pay completely out-of-pocket.
And let’s not forget the debt Hillary Clinton created with her health care task force as first Lady.
Hillary Clinton’s reform team, whose price tag initially was estimated at less than $100,000, ultimately spent $13.8 million to prepare the Administration’s unsuccessful 1993 proposal to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, the General Accounting Office reported.
With the disaster in healthcare, which included Hillary’s ideas, can we as Americans really trust our health and lives to the likes of Hillary Clinton?
Think long and hard before you vote!