As the 'nightmare' of Obamacare is crashing, Republicans have come up with a health care plan that will replace and improve it. According to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the GOP has done an 'act of mercy' by repealing Obamacare and replacing it with health care reforms that focus on the patient, writes Carlos Garcia in The Blaze. A major improvement is that the new proposed legislation repeals the Obamacare taxes, which translates into a huge tax relief for families for health care costs. Among other positive and significant changes, it repeals Obamacare mandates on businesses and individuals and doubles the amount of money people can contribute to health savings accounts, adds Garcia.
Obamacare offered better health care for Americans. The GOP's new proposed healthcare plan will erode federal support for health insurance over the long term, writes Tim Dickinson in Rolling Stone. Despite the Republicans' claims that the new health care bill will be an improvement over Obamacare, it will actually cap future payouts at a growth rate faster than health care inflation and will strangle the budgets of middle class families wanting to renew health insurance policies as well as of government institutions trying to help poor and elderly people, adds Dickinson. While the plan has positive aspects, it will also give massive tax cuts to the rich, just one of many problems with it.