• Support the ObamaCare Replacement Act, S. 222

    Support the ObamaCare Replacement Act, S. 222
    By Adam Brandon

    On behalf of FreedomWorks’ activist community, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to support the ObamaCare Replacement Act, S. 222, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). FreedomWorks is supporting this bill because it promotes key aspects of what the health insurance market should look like after ObamaCare is fully repealed.

    With the unique moment that Members of Congress have before them, it’s important that they not only repeal of ObamaCare but also move the American health care system in a more free market, patient-centered direction. While we are aware of congressional efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the time is now to make it clear what the best path forward looks like.

    As currently written, the ObamaCare Replacement Act repeals ObamaCare and its costly regulations and offers reforms that will will reduce excess taxation, wasteful spending, return health insurance regulation to the states, and provide more choices for Americans.

    It’s time we let the doctors take the reins on health care, and lower the cost by expanding the options for patients and providers.

    The expansion of health savings accounts (HSAs) is a strong aspect of the bill that would incentive people to save tax-free and help make health care more affordable for the average middle-class American. Under this bill, HSAs would be able to roll over to other beneficiaries including, children, spouses or parents. The HSA could be used to purchase individual health insurance as well, which federal law currently prohibits. HSAs will reform the structure of the failing health care system by allowing Americans to invest in their health and manage it on an individual basis.

    The market for which the accounts can be spent would be expanded to include nutritional, dietary supplements, and physical fitness programs to qualify as medical care. Allowing people to use their HSA to pay for preventive care promotes individual liberty and is purely good policy.

    Leveling the playing field for tax treatment of health insurance will allow people to have options resulting in lower-priced health care that is better suited for individual needs. This bill would allow Americans to purchase insurance plans independent of their employer, yet this bill does not interfere with employer-provided coverage for Americans that prefer those plans.

    The ObamaCare Replacement Act will lessen regulations the Department of Labor has put on group health insurance plans to allow small business to opt into association health plans (AHPs) together. Also, reforming Independent health pools would allow groups of people purchasing power regarding insurance.

    This bill will amend the Public Health Service Act to allow groups of people to pool together and purchase insurance. Organizations including churches, alumni associations, and trade associations will have the opportunity to purchase group insurance and negotiate plans.

    The AHP aspect of Sen. Paul’s bill will also continue to act as a safeguard for those with pre-existing conditions by allowing them to get coverage as a group compared to individuals struggling to get coverage on their own. This bill will restore the HIPAA law in place prior to Obamacare, which protected patients with pre-existing conditions by guaranteeing them coverage. It will also give a two-year window through which patients with pre-existing conditions can sign up for coverage. The goal is to get people affordable health insurance so they can continually maintain coverage and will be covered before they get sick.

    The ObamaCare Replacement Act comprises the aspects of reform that are necessary to make health care more accessible and affordable by allowing individuals to make choices regarding their health care and encouraging a more competitive marketplace. Giving people the option of a tax-free savings plan and associating with groups to negotiate prices, gives the power back to the people where it has always belonged.

    It’s time to put down a marker of what real free-market, patient-centered health insurance reform looks like and begin to repeal ObamaCare with a sense of urgency. For these reasons, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to support the ObamaCare Replacement Act, S. 222.

    Sincerely,

    Adam Brandon, President and CEO, FreedomWorks
    ...
    http://www.freedomworks.org/content/...ment-act-s-222


    Sign up for a free account to add your comment!




    Sign up for a free account to add your comment!





    Continue / discuss in the forums Read More

  • Activism News & Discussion

    osan

    Vote.

    Thread Starter: osan

    I know there are many who refuse to vote because they don't want to be seen as participating in the tyrannical system. I fully empathize with this and agree, in principle. I would love to live sufficient thousands of years to see humanity evolve into proper anarchists, where men respected one another, etc. That, I am sad to say, is unlikely. That means we are left with what we have - a...

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 09:30 AM Go to last post
    dannno

    Is it Finally Time for a Good Old Fashioned Money Bomb in 2018?

    Thread Starter: dannno

    Larry Sharpe is a libertarian running for Governor in New York, the election is November 6, 2018. The primaries are in a few days (9/13), but we are focused on the general in November. If you think he doesn't have a chance, consider that he will likely be up against 5 or 6 candidates, only needs 30% to win and I believe the interview he said he was already polling 25%, or he was able to...

    Last Post By: Thor Today, 08:03 AM Go to last post
    trey4sports

    RPF veterans...what was it like in the beginning?

    Thread Starter: trey4sports

    I joined here after the tea party in 07, we were gaining popularity quite quickly. Im curious what it was like here at RPF when Ron Paul had just announced his campaign. were goals lower? did you guys EVER think we would have the numbers we now have? did you expect Ron Paul to be an internet sensation? did you think we would EVER raise the kind of money we raised in the 4th quarter,...

    Last Post By: Original_Intent Yesterday, 05:14 PM Go to last post
    Jan2017

    Should President Trump open McCain Vietnam files . . . (?)

    Thread Starter: Jan2017

    For example . . . How about 29 July 1967 . . . I'll bet the President doesn't really know the most accurate account for history and posterity sake of the nation . . . yet. Meet US Navy pilot John McCain "center stage" . . . as brought to you by the USS Foresstal control tower camera(s) - except the footage now is apparently out of public domain - wtf?

    Last Post By: osan Yesterday, 01:07 PM Go to last post
    jllundqu

    The Future is So F**KED! (Video)

    Thread Starter: jllundqu

    ***WARNING***** Watch at your own risk and don't have any sharp objects nearby. I'm ready for the meteor to hit, or Yellowstone to blow.... the age of reason and the enlightenment are DEAD. This is what we are left with. My 8 year old son (whom we HOMESCHOOL!!!), can run circles around these ignorant, entitled, useless-eater millennials. God help us all.

    Last Post By: timosman Yesterday, 12:58 PM Go to last post
    jllundqu

    What's RPF's Opinion of Adam Kokesh?

    Thread Starter: jllundqu

    I just learned that Adam is now here in Arizona and running for the U.S. Senate Seat on the Libertarian ticket. He found me on twitter, texted me, and invited me to join him at a LP meeting in Phoenix. I was a big fan of his Veterans For Ron Paul marches, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and generally bringing attention to veteran suicides, etc. I haven't been following him for some time and...

    Last Post By: osan Yesterday, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    Brian4Liberty

    The Corporatist War On Free Speech - Are We A Nation Of Sheep?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    The Corporatist War On Free Speech - Are We A Nation Of Sheep?

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 09:04 AM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Trump Takes On The "Crazy" Fed. Will It Make A Difference?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Trump Takes On The "Crazy" Fed. Will It Make A Difference?

    Last Post By: Chester Copperpot Today, 07:56 AM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Saudis Threaten Trump: 'You Want $400 Oil?'

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Saudis Threaten Trump: 'You Want $400 Oil?'

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 Yesterday, 04:20 PM Go to last post
    RonZeplin

    The Real Reason We Should Break With The Saudis

    Thread Starter: RonZeplin

    The Real Reason We Should Break With The Saudis Thursday October 11, 2018 Sudden concern in Washington over Saudi behavior is puzzling. But the disappearance of a Washington Post writer and the suspicion that the Saudi government is involved has led Washington and particularly the Senate and House to demand some answers. They didn't care much...

    Last Post By: dean.engelhardt Yesterday, 12:48 PM Go to last post
    jct74

    Rand Paul speech at MAGA rally in Richmond, KY - 10/13/18

    Thread Starter: jct74

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPtH8EqziI

    Last Post By: devil21 Yesterday, 12:22 PM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Saudi 'Critic' Khashoggi Disappears - How Will Washington React?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Saudi 'Critic' Khashoggi Disappears - How Will Washington React?

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty Yesterday, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics

    enhanced_deficit

    Trump Election Consultant Firm Cambridge Analytica Execs Caught Discussing Extortion,Fake News

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    All the UK media reporting making headlines today has not been vetted yet by investigative wing of US MSM media and should be read with grains of salt. Let's wait till all the facts come out before jumping to conclusions.

    Last Post By: Firestarter Today, 10:30 AM Go to last post
    Itsback

    Rand Paul 2020

    Thread Starter: Itsback

    Will it happen ?? Rand Paul 2020. :up:

    Last Post By: Matt Collins Today, 10:27 AM Go to last post
    jct74

    Tucker Carlson: Marijuana legalization is a socialist conspiracy to dumb down America

    Thread Starter: jct74

    What happened to Tucker? He sounds like a nutjob in this video and seems to have abandoned his libertarian principles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvQsfQvS4Y

    Last Post By: Matt Collins Today, 10:27 AM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Supreme Court Takes Case That Could End Internet Censorship, Expand First Amendment

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-17/supreme-court-takes-case-could-end-internet-censorship-expand-first-amendment This should obviously be watched VERY closely... Full article at link.

    Last Post By: kpitcher Today, 09:32 AM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Dem Candidate Struggles to Hold off Republican Opponent in District Clinton Won by Nearly 20

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Democrats fear the congressional campaign of Donna Shalala, the Democratic candidate for Florida's 27th Congressional District, may be in "sleep mode" and falling behind her Republican opponent's campaign. Local Democrats in Florida are worried Shalala is struggling to hold on against Maria Elvira Salazar, a popular former newswoman who worked for Spanish-language networks like Univision...

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 08:49 AM Go to last post
    tod evans

    Boogity-boogity Evil Weed propaganda

    Thread Starter: tod evans

    From Drudge; Marijuana playing larger role in fatal crashes http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/06/09/marijuana-accidents/10219119/ As more states are poised to legalize medicinal marijuana, it's looking like dope is playing a larger role as a cause of fatal traffic accidents. Columbia University researchers performing a toxicology examination of nearly 24,000 driving...

    Last Post By: jkr Today, 07:38 AM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    The US Would Be Under Serious Hybrid War Threat If Mexico Legalized Opium

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    There would be far-reaching implications for the US if the incoming Mexican government goes through with the current Defense Minister’s suggestion to legalize opium for medicinal use... This so-called “solution” has long been discussed and is seen by some as a pragmatic approach for lessening the heavy carnage caused by the country’s drug war over the past decade, which has killed more...

    Last Post By: Origanalist Today, 07:00 AM Go to last post
    Krugminator2

    Murder Rate Drops to 33-Year Low

    Thread Starter: Krugminator2

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=95379&page=1 Read another article saying that it is possible violent crime is the lowest since pre-prohibition. Also noteworthy, it is much easier to get a gun now than in the past. I don't think one has to do with the other but it would seem in a normal world gun control would be less of an issue given this data.

    Last Post By: TheCount Today, 05:00 AM Go to last post
    RonZeplin

    Trump Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads & Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil & Israel

    Thread Starter: RonZeplin

    Trump’s Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel Introduction In recent weeks the White House has embraced the contemporary version of the world’s most murderous regimes. President Trump has embraced the Saudi Arabian “Prince of Death” Mohammad bin Salman who has graduated from chopping hands and heads in public plazas to...

    Last Post By: RicoCabeza Today, 03:31 AM Go to last post
    Itsback

    Trump: I want to scrap all H1B visas

    Thread Starter: Itsback

    If American tech workers do not work on computer programming jobs for 10 to 15 years, how will they gain real-life experience and innovation knowledge of the computer and technology field. Donald Trump: I want to scrap all H1B visas Read more.. http://dangerousmother.com

    Last Post By: Itsback Today, 01:56 AM Go to last post
  • Gold Price Chart

    [Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com]
  • Silver Price Chart

  • Economics News & Discussion

    devil21

    Destruction of the US dollar

    Thread Starter: devil21

    UPDATE: Many of the links are dead but the texts of the deleted articles are still in this thread. We have ongoing threads that chronicle the progression of the downward spiral of things like the Friday bank closures, Corporate bankruptcies but we don't have one for the destruction of the dollar currently underway. We have a lot of articles spread around in different threads but no central...

    Last Post By: DamianTV Today, 06:19 AM Go to last post
    eleganz

    Can a Free Market Med Clinic be successful operating w/out insurance in today's climate?

    Thread Starter: eleganz

    American healthcare industry is so convoluted and regulated that its very hard to even see where to begin dismantling the healthcare industrial complex without dramatically changing people's lives. How successful could a medical clinic be if somebody opened up shop, didn't take insurance and just took cash for a set visit or procedure? The profit incentive is with the insurance so nobody...

    Last Post By: Cleaner44 Yesterday, 06:34 PM Go to last post
    devil21

    Interesting appeals court ruling in Canada - debt-based money is done?

    Thread Starter: devil21

    Just came across this video. It sounds important. (and make sure you read post #4 in this thread and the rest of the thread.)

    Last Post By: TheCount Yesterday, 04:30 PM Go to last post
    Bessalitskykh

    What is Blockchain?

    Thread Starter: Bessalitskykh

    Similar to how the world was changed and shaped by the advent of the internet, the future of Blockchain technology is set to change the world and the way in which individuals carry out their business. A Blockchain is a decentralized and secure database built over a secure network used to store data and relay information. Blockchains record and relay information and transactional data in...

    Last Post By: manavpatel Yesterday, 05:16 AM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    October Surprise

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    So the DJIA dropped ~1000 points net last week, including a one day drop of 830. This occurred after the yield on the 10YUST hit new highs (i.e. just like February 2018). So what happens next? Do yields back off as the market recovers (as occurred in Feb), or is the bubble finally bursting? ...

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 10-17-2018, 03:22 PM Go to last post
    Zippyjuan

    Retail Bitcoin (BTC) Miners Are Losing Money Mining From Their Homes – BTC News Today

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    Mining is getting to where it is only profitable for the big operators. Average Joe can't make money on it anymore. https://smartereum.com/37608/bitcoin-btc-latest-update-retail-bitcoin-btc-miners-are-losing-money-mining-from-their-homes-bitcoin-btc-news-today-btc-usd-price-today/ More at link.

    Last Post By: javiprestamos 10-17-2018, 04:25 AM Go to last post
  • Bitcoin Price Chart

  • Living Free and Healthy

    Brian4Liberty

    Did you get your flu shot yet?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    The flu shot this year may be worth getting. It contains updates that were not in last year’s vaccine. Last year (2017), the FDA simply used the same vaccine combination from the previous year (2016), and not only was it redundant and unnecessary for people who had been vaccinated the prior year, it was a poor match for the viruses that circulated last year and early this year, including a...

    Last Post By: Created4 Today, 10:33 AM Go to last post
    donnay

    Confirmed AGAIN: Sodium nitrite preservative in processed meat causes breast cancer

    Thread Starter: donnay

    All embedded links at the main link: https://naturalnews.com/2018-10-16-sodium-nitrite-processed-meat-causes-breast-cancer.html?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    Last Post By: donnay Today, 08:17 AM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Microplastics Found In 90 Percent of Table Salt

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/10/18/2118230/microplastics-found-in-90-percent-of-table-salt

    Last Post By: jkr Today, 07:39 AM Go to last post
    Danke

    It is gonna be a cold winter.

    Thread Starter: Danke

    This fall the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief Oyarde if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he’d never learned the old tribal secrets. He couldn’t look at the sky to predict what the winter was going to be like. "It's going to be a very cold winter." So just to be on the safe side, Oyarde told his tribe that the...

    Last Post By: Danke Yesterday, 09:58 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Children Wrongly Diagnosed With ADHD for Being “Youngest in Their Class” – Study

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Pupils are being labelled as hyperactive and given medication when they are simply younger than others in their year, a study warns. Researchers examined the relationship between a child’s age relative to classmates and their chances of being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). After reviewing 17 studies, covering more than 14million children, researchers ...

    Last Post By: DamianTV Yesterday, 07:33 PM Go to last post
    Itsback

    ‘No evidence’ high cholesterol causes heart disease, say doctors

    Thread Starter: Itsback

    There is no evidence that high levels of total cholesterol or of “bad” cholesterol cause heart disease, according to a new paper by 17 international physicians based on a review of patient data of almost 1.3 million people.The authors also say their review shows the use of statins – cholesterol lowering drugs – is “of doubtful benefit” when used as primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. ...

    Last Post By: DamianTV Yesterday, 04:04 AM Go to last post
    jmdrake

    NBC shill news laments towns banning flouride

    Thread Starter: jmdrake

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/science-says-fluoride-water-good-kids-so-why-are-these-n920851

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty 10-17-2018, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    idiom

    Length of the working day

    Thread Starter: idiom

    Hey, Where do I go for Austrian discussion of the length of the working day? Outside of Marx discussions about it and the forces controlling it are pretty thin on the ground. Any guidance appreciated.

    Last Post By: CaptUSA Today, 09:41 AM Go to last post
    timosman

    Open Borders Romantics

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/immigration-debate-melting-pot-or-civil-war-reihan-salam/

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Yesterday, 04:18 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    Pop Quiz - Was the United States of America designed as a Democracy?

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    Very simple question. Please explain your answers.

    Last Post By: DamianTV Yesterday, 02:49 PM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    The Jury System & Democracy

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    @Swordsmyth recently bumped an old thread of his in which he criticized the jury system. I responded with some comments about democracy, and how it suffers from similar problems. In the interest of not derailing that thread, as per SS's request, here's a new one. Below is our exchange thus far.

    Last Post By: osan Yesterday, 12:23 PM Go to last post
    Rael

    Do Animals Have Natural Rights?

    Thread Starter: Rael

    Do animals have natural rights like humans? And if not, why?

    Last Post By: osan Yesterday, 07:25 AM Go to last post
    idiom

    Are there any an-caps that are not raging racists?

    Thread Starter: idiom

    Maybe its just New Zealand, but all the local an-cap groups are just full of people who think the NAP will unleash a White-only Utopia. Where are all the people who want liberties other than the liberty to consign oneself to an economic black-hole? Like they don't even hide it any more, they think Trump is going to literally commit mass genocide of everyone who isn't white and that this...

    Last Post By: idiom 10-17-2018, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  • Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our top news RSS Feed! New! Subscribe to us on YouTube!