Published On: Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

FreedomWorks announces support for Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act

In a post by Adam Brandon, President and CEO, FreedomWorks today, he announces the organizations support for the Obamacare Replacement Act, S. 222, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Brandon writes:

FreedomWorks is supporting this bill because it promotes key aspects of what the health insurance market should look like after Obamacare is fully repealed.

2015 photo/ Gage Skidmore

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.

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  1. Russell Patton Davis says:

    Cotton, Cruz & Paul get it kind of right, Ryan gets it all wrong.
    No one in DC seems to be getting mostly right.
    Maybe the following draft legislation is more right than any other so far.

    Radically Conservative measures are used to create a result that will pull the rug from under Pelosi & crew.

    It appears we have time to get ObamaCare properly repealed.
    Politically speaking that will require a PROPER replacement, also.
    Please suggest improvements in the wording or content.
    The draft in a mere 688 words follows :
    ObamaCare Repeal & Replacement Act
    Franklin Heath Care Individual Trust Act
    The Each and Every Human Citizen Individual Health Care Trust Act.
    Congress Finds:
    1.1) The conventional structure of the health care argument is designed to make the citizens lose to the legal-medical industrial complex that is ultimately bankster controlled hence functionally owned.

    The real parties of interest can be stripped of deceitful camouflage.
    None of the parties have any just reason to be parties if not for the #1 prime owner, that is the ultimate customer.

    1.2.1) Every lie in health care serves to strip THE CUSTOMER of human of dignity and turns them by degrees into a chattel, into a legal person and not a human.
    1.2.2) It appears the every such 1.2.1) possible economic transaction does that based
    upon fraudulent-by-deception use of the Uniform Commercial Code.

    Strictly speaking those who are knowingly party to that abomination are party to as many as seven criminal and biblical abominations as their professional custom.

    1.4) This the cheapest, best and most health and liberty producing health care legislation to date will find that it answers all arguments against it having legitimacy. That is the legitimate reservation or argument against it must be free of factual falsehood, equivocation, dissemblance and logical fallacy.

    Therefore Congress establishes:
    2.) That this act establishes the bounds of the US government’s exclusive legitimate interest in the health care
    2.1) which is limited to the legitimate beneficial-&-legal owners(BOs) of the trust incorporated that is the only lawful government of the united states of America;
    2.2) except minimally including other persons that are conclusively evidenced as being so negligent (liable or guilty) of their own health care that they are physically a health hazard to other proper owners;
    2.3) and that except within the 2.2) exception all owner-beneficiaries of the trust will be exclusively authorized to *self-manage their own health care expenses* up to consumption of the law defined limit to the equity government will contribute to that individual human health care trust.

    This provision 2.3) will remove most evil producing confusion within the heath care industry because the ultimate buyer and payer is the customer.

    Good stewardship and thrift in health care self-management will now have proper reward.

    2.4.1) Given the current expected value of the average lifetime health costs of legitimate owner-beneficiaries (roughly $200,000) the treasury is here by commanded to issue a book entry credit into a trust account for every proven legitimate US citizen in that amount of treasury note *Franklins* convertible into Fed Note dollars at the Congress assessed *inflated value* of fed note dollars value for a basket of typical medical services as Congress may determine from time to time.

    2.4.2) Congress also finds that these provisions gives BOs’ great motive to be frugal
    while making every investment in preventative health care the BO deems to have likely profitable consequence.

    2.4.3) Congress also finds that these provisions make the healthcare market customer driven (rather than lawyer driven) and so competitive for customers is it reasonably expected to cause the cost of heath care to drop while its cost-effectiveness increases.

    2.5) Value within the beneficial owners(BO) healthcare trust may by the fully proper witness command of the BO be
    2.5.1)bequeathed to another BO in last will & testament or
    2.5.2)freely granted to another BO without compensation if the of over 70 years of age or,
    2.5.3) freely granted to another BO at anytime in so much as the asset balance of
    the BO’s trust exceeds its original balance.
    2.5.4) Any party may grant money to a BO’s healthcare trust.

    3.1) The Veterans Administration’s Healthcare service will embrace open market services for the veterans.
    3.2) A BO in military service will receive a contribution to their healthcare trust fund as part of their pay in so much as Congress determines.
    3.3) Congress also finds that by this method the US veterans will become the honored customer rather than a grudgingly accepted expense.

    4.) Congress also finds that now the government is largely out of the health care business except for the CDC and the military.

    5.) ObamaCare is absolutely repealed.

    Drafted by Russell P Davis on March 9th in the year of God’s Word Made Flesh 2017

  2. Russell Patton Davis says:

    The legal underpinning of the draft solution to the ObamaCare/RyanCare problem applies in many other places like ED, VA, Food Stamps, IRS, Medicaid, Medicare, The Fed!
    Bad ideas like ObamaCare and its kind appear to be authorized NO WHERE in the US Constitution.

    Plus, Consider the rhetoric around ObamaCare & RyanCare: The language appears to be entirely poisoned with progressive equivocations and dissemblance.
    There appears to be no way the the current rhetoric can get us back to right.

    I think we may have to start from first principles to define the problem correctly and so arrive at a correct solution.
    Consider this:
    Republican forms of government are incorporated by the people as constructive trusts where ONLY the people who are its citizens are at all times the Government’s ONLY beneficial owners. And only sovereign owners (Trustors or Settlers) who take up that vestment at the time of voting whether for elections, grand juries, trial juries or giving a single vote to their own testament. Slaves and chattel cannot have their testament heard testament because their lies are all they can really own.

    1) OWNERS:
    1.1) At the times of electing the trust’s officers the citizen-people are the trusts legal owners for the purpose of electing officers.

    1.1.1) The limited and specific authority and the duty of the elected is sworn to for a term of office and only then do they become officers of trust and authorized legal owners for the trusts law defined beneficial purposes for the beneficial owners.

    1.1.2) Any wrongful or fraudulent distribution of benefit to private parties rather than the whole class of beneficial owners is likely achieved by private law masquerading as public trust law and so is a felony perpetration of VA18.2-111 EMBEZZLEMENT and VA18.2-481 TREASON.

    BENEFITS (Payment for service rendered to the trust is not a benefit but a commerce defined duty.):
    1.1.3 Because of its great economy and increasing yields the distribution of *Public Goods* are the first duty of the officers of trust. Public Goods benefit all legal beneficiaries and are more valuable to the beneficiaries as a whole and to each individual beneficial owner the more widely and fully it is possessed by each beneficial owner.

    1.1.4) One such Public Good benefit is the law and the security it provides against all manner of boundary violators and usurpers. Good commerce cannot prosper without public goods.

    1.1.5) Public law may distribute a private good to the individual human body of a beneficial owner so long as the distribution is equally distributed to all the trust’s beneficiaries in the public.
    Such is properly considered a DIVIDEND from the operations of the incorporated government to each equal shareholder-citizen in its sovereign legal owner capacity.

    1.1.6) This is not apt to be economical unless some public good arises from that distributed private good.

    1.1.7) Reducing the invasive proper-boundary violating nature of government is one such public good. The distribution of a self-managed Health Care Trust Fund to each benificial-owner can totally eliminate ObamaCare, Medicaid and Medicare. The Veteran’s Administration Hospitals can be reduced to near zero. Draft Legislation to achieve this attached in a following comment. The distribution of a self-managed Housing Trust Fund to each benificial-owner can totally eliminate HUD and several other agencies. The distribution of a self-managed Education Trust Fund to each benificial-owner can totally eliminate the ED and the wrongful public school system monopoly. An annual dividend from a National End-Use Sales Tax can eliminate the IRS & food stamps. As detailed in the to-follow post of Franklin Heath Care Individual Trust Act:
    The use of the US Treasury Note called the Franklin for these benefit distributions to the beneficial owner can be used to gently and profitably-to-the-nation establish the means by which we can become a five currency nation so as to reward domestic thrift and productivity while fairly protecting our country from a flood of repatriating dollars while once again offering the export to a grateful world the most honorable, safe and convenient currency for international trade. (US Treasury Note called the TON convertible to assets of several species (steel, concrete cement, grain, etc. Items in which our countries natural wealth gives us some relative advantage.) While vastly deprecating the agency of the privately owned for private good, Federal Reserve Bank.

    Drafted by Russell P Davis on March 11th in the year of God’s Word Made Flesh 2017

  3. Bill Adkins says:

    What a word hash. Rand Paul couldn’t find his ass without directions and a guide

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