To: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis), Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Oh):
cc: Sen. Rob Portman (R-Oh)
Subj: Don't Repeal Obamacare
Your plan to rush headlong into an immediate repeal of Obamacare with no replacement in sight (and no real desire to find one) is unconscionable. Will you really throw 20 million people off the ACA and straight under the bus? All you're doing is going back to the bad old days when health insurance was a strictly financial proposition and those with limited resources were just out of luck. Don't the lives and welfare of 20 million American citizens mean anything to you? Don't they outweigh the profit-driven interests of a few whining businesses?
Obamacare expands access and coverage to those people, and offers them affordable options for the very first time. Common decency and compassion would dictate that we therefore preserve Obamacare and strengthen it where needed.
There must be no repeal of Obamacare without a superior replacement!
- Year-end tax credits are not superior to up-front premium subsidies.
- Allowing the reemergence of cheap, substandard plans with crap coverage is not a solution to unaffordable premium costs.
The majority of Americans oppose the repeal of Obamacare, and a significant proportion want to see it expanded. Yet you insist on doing the opposite. Obviously, you don't care and it's despicable! You're heading in the wrong direction, and if you keep going, you're in for a hell of a fight. There will be a reckoning.