The nation let out a collective, exasperated sigh earlier this year as congress once again failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Americans around the country had been clamoring for years about the skyrocketing costs and disappearing options within the “Affordable” Care Act. The entire system was considered a disaster by many, and a promise to repeal and replace the faulty system was a major boost to the campaign of Donald Trump, who Americans elected forcefully over Obamacare apologist Hillary Clinton.
Unfortunately for our nation, the left’s petty and pedantic “resistance” movement blossomed at just the right time to stymy the President’s action on healthcare, with a number of republican turncoats sealing the fate of our nation’s sick and tired in a dramatic vote just before the August recess of Congress.
The President and America are still fuming over the completely unethical failure of Obamacare reform, and as such, states such as Iowa are considering going it alone on the subject of healthcare after seeing the abject malfeasance of the federal government to heed We The People’s warnings.
“Iowa asked for federal permission to alter major provisions of the Affordable Care Act next year, a proposal that will be closely watched by officials in other states who hope to rewrite parts of the health law as Republican efforts to do so in Congress have stalled.
“Iowa’s plan, which state officials said they are already preparing to implement pending federal approval, would go further than proposals that other states have made so far to revamp the health law’s rules. The Iowa setup would offer just one type of insurance plan in the individual market and reshape the subsidies that help people buy coverage, among other changes. State officials, who are formally filing for federal approval under a special waiver setup allowed by the ACA, argue they need to repair an exchange market that is expected to be down to just one insurer that has requested sharp rate increases for 2018.
“States including Idaho, Minnesota and Oregon have submitted applications for less-sweeping waivers that aim to blunt insurers’ expense for covering the claims of people with costly health conditions. In total, 13 states have passed laws authorizing state officials to craft ACA waiver requests, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. At least six others are considering such legislation.