The big lie Republicans are telling this election

in Republican ads for the House and Senate there's been a common theme I support forcing insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions Kevin Cramer voted for guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions for insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions I'm fighting to protect pre-existing conditions the problem is that's not true most Americans are covered by private health insurance and historically Republicans have wanted to reduce government regulation which means allowing insurance companies to choose who they protect what to charge them and what services to cover for most of their history American insurance companies could refuse to cover people with pre-existing conditions like asthma depression and even pregnancy so those people had to pay for their care out-of-pocket or just go without but then Congress passed the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare in 2010 President Obama signed it and now insurance companies have to cover people with pre-existing conditions without charging them more than healthy people Republicans have been trying to get rid of the Affordable Care Act ever since I rise today to support the repeal of the president's takeover of health care only one way to truly fix Obamacare only one way and that's a full repeal every Republican up to this point has voted to repeal Obamacare and repeal every last bit of once and for all repeal Obamacare entirely we will repeal every word of Obamacare they came close in 2017 and we're within one vote before they got the thumbs down literally from John McCain but between 2010 and now something changed starting in 2017 more Americans supported the health care law than opposed it and that's put Republican candidates in an awkward position this midterms the top issue for voters is health care and in particular pre-existing conditions 72% of Americans say it's very important to prohibit companies from charging sick people more for health insurance that's causing Republicans like senator Ted Cruz to adjust their message we can protect pre-existing conditions and even you need to understand everyone agrees we're gonna protect pre-existing conditions but unlike Republicans who are most concerned with immigration independence care most about health care so in order to win their votes Republicans are misleading them take New Jersey's third District incumbent Tom McArthur is in a tight race against Andy King a first-time candidate trying to win a seat that's been Republican since 2011 Tom McArthur has a problem in 2017 he wrote the MacArthur amendment a proposal that would have let ensures charge sick people more cover less that move didn't make his constituents happy speaking of which my children both have pre-existing conditions from birth one cardiac went thyroid you have been the single greatest threat to my family in the entire world you are the reason I stay up at night now those voters are going to the polls and MacArthur is having to defend himself so my commitment has always been protect people with pre-existing conditions maybe do it differently than the Affordable Care Act which is driven costs up for MacArthur doing it differently means requiring insurance companies to offer coverage for sick people but letting them charge more for it elsewhere other Republican candidates are being even more bold in Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill is running for Senate in a tight race against Josh Holley the state attorney general here's a recent ad I'm Josh Hawley I support forcing insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions that's not true on behalf of Missouri Josh Holley has joined other conservative attorneys general in a lawsuit arguing that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional if they win insurance companies will be allowed to deny sick people coverage and charge them more in 2014 turnout for the midterm elections was the lowest it has been since 1942 but this year things look very different for Republicans that's a threat health care is a top issue this year and a majority of voters disagree with their policies on it but instead of trying to defend their actions they're doing something easier just saying what people want to hear

Maurice Vega

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  1. How does a Band-Aid end up costing $629? Veteran Vox healthcare reporter Sarah Kliff is back for a second season with The Impact, our policy podcast on how healthcare affects everyday people:

  2. I find it hilarious when people say that the only reason why Republicans opposed Obama Care is that that they didn't like Obama because he was black. Let's forget the fact that Insurance, in general, is risk management for which has certain exclusions(like having pre-existing conditions) to mitigate certain risks of needing to use the policies on a regular basis. Because the insurance companies can't handle the number of claims and will go under. Hence, is why you can't keep the same doctor that you had, why insurance premiums have skyrocketed in previous years and you don't have much of a choice in a monopolistic network of health insurance carriers. Oh by the way just because you have a pre-existing condition under the affordable care act doesn't mean its free. Try telling someone who has a terminal illness or who can't afford an ACA Plan that it is affordable. The real question we should be asking is why does it cost almost $300 to $600 for a doctors visit?

  3. Republicans need to decide on which side they need to be on, as the lowering of government intervention started in the late 1920s for the Republicans. This has been their theme until now, the problem is that in those times there were many big and small businesses. Small businesses are in decline and more people have started working, but you might think wouldn't this be cause many to switch sides to dems as they support more unions. You also have to understand one extremely underlooked fact, Conservative communities will choose the party not the candidate( choosing candidates is new). An example of this is from India as I've seen majority of people born in the 1960s and older seem to vote for the party no matter or not if the person is corrupt or whatever. India is quite a conservative country, the southern states of America are also conservative. Dems cannot understand why Trump won it's because he won on both sides he appealed to both young and old generation way of thinking. Also you'd be surprised how many minorities support him, my relatives are Indian and republican.

    as all the commercials say take out the middle man and reduce costs.
    Medicare = Medicaid IMPROVED and EXPANDED for all.

  5. Obomber care is unconstitutional forced insurance = tyranny! IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE PASSED TO BEGIN WITH…. it doesn't matter how expensive health care has become, that's a different problem.

  6. Im Neither republican or a democrat, at the end of the day it should come down to one thing, should a law be passed saying companies cannot deny providing insurance to anyone. if this law is passed then companies can charge what they want, it is after all THEIR COMPANY, if they charge too high nobody will buy it and go with a competitor but if its too low they wont make a profit and may as well not be in business. Insurance has always worked one particular way the individual is assessed based on risk if they are deemed of high risk then they need to pay a bigger premium if deemed as a low risk they pay less, this works with your insurance for your home, car, Travel and mobile insurance and any other you can think of. why should companies be told they need to out price themselves because they dont want to take a risk. Why should some who is healthy, never been in hospital in their life and never needed any major or costly health services be charged more than the person who might be in hospital every months. We get it everyone wants a hand out and every one wants something for nothing but you should all try to stop trying to get the government to do your begging for you.

  7. Unfortunately, I feel like there is no point in even sharing this video, because google & facebook search analytics are just going to filter it out from the people who actually need to see this.

  8. Given your track record of lie first, ask question never – I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and assume that its not pre-existing conditions that republicans are opposing in ACA. If that's true- mystery solved.

  9. Is it good when the government controls healthcare. There are so many cases if children dying cause the government takes the kid if life support dispite the kid could still live ???????
    In the free market people have to compete for that best healthcare, when someone is forced into one option given by the government expect more stories like the ones I mentioned to keep circulating.

  10. I see the liberal community here and know that we are one step closer towards righteousness, towards opportunity, towards liberation! Come on here and see the major injustices present in society. Who’s with me?

  11. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  12. Why is it astonishing that someone thats going to use this care, with said preexisting condition has to pay more? Insurance is a lottery game, they bet on you. It makes sense that if youre healthy, that your insurance isnt going to cost as much as someone thats more likely to die or be ill. And this is coming from a Canadian, I speak from experience. Canada's free healthcare hasnt been as effective as it could be at all. The wait times are ridiculous and with the mass migration to canada, I have to wait hours in line behind a family of foreigners , and their cousins, their cousins cousins cuz they wanna tag along. And wait while these people that dont speak my language or participate in my culture, not pay tax, invade my country, and plunder my counties resouces/services. Paid for healthcare is the future. This globalism will lead us to the USSR

  13. Funny how vox acts like it’s here to give us the truth yet they only talk about how republicans do anything bad. I would love to be dumb enough to actually listen to anything these people say

  14. dems are the party of slavery, jim crow and kkk. i will never ever support them. repubs are weirdly overly religious.

  15. It's just so funny how Republican candidates paint this picture of them going to battle for the people and "fighting the good fight for pre-existing conditions"….when they're literally fighting a mirror.

  16. And liberals want to ban the one thing keeping americas economy stable, liberals want to ban opinions and liberals want women only jobs instead of the "gender equality" they are promising

  17. Good video. I think the replace part of repeal and replace needs to be emphasized, and how that’s going to be done. People are clearly unhappy with Obamacare, and fixing, rather than getting rid of it should be the priority, in my opinion.

  18. Why would people who aren’t sick pay the same as people who are sick. It’s basically communism forcing people to help pay for things that benefit another person.

  19. America is not so much a country as a country club: it’s very much a members-only affair, while everyone else, be they native-born or guests, is welcome to serve the oligarchy for as long as they remain useful. After that they are free to die on the streets as bums.

  20. Yes, republicans don't like healthcare, but Democrats don't like keeping a healthy economy (with the exception of Obama, he was cool)

  21. Yeah republicans are soooo evil it is not like democrats started to pretend to care about black people during the 60’s to gain their votes just look at what Lyndon B Johnson had to say

    These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.

    I’ll have those n****rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years
    Clearly republicans are evil

  22. Yeah I'm from jersey and soooo many youtube ads I'd get were smear ads about tom macArthur or Andy kim

  23. But it makes sense to include people with pre existing conditions on government healthcare insurance on a premium, provided their eventual costs of a standalone private insurance is significantly less.
    Fundamentally too, this is the drawback to neo-socialist policies. Common people pay towards the Obamacare plans out of their pockets, they aren't gifted out. So, it's important to keep PEC out of the normal pool without it being excluded completely. Yes healthcare for all is important, but it's a double edge sword. Keep all the PEC norms and quality of medical service uniform you end up with a really expensive plan. One which beats the basic objective of Affordable Care Act

  24. unbelievable! they wanted to get rid of the ACA and had NO plan to replace it. They had 8 yrs to come up with a plan. Their version of compassion was to get their money back for their wealthy donors, instead of worring about 18 million people who needed an alternative for health care . WTF!

  25. If an insurance can't charge more for pre-existing conditions, it is not an insurance company anymore, then it is just a piggy bank.

  26. No replacement is planned. Don’t let them do it. There are enough orphans of wealth…

  27. The'res something very haunting and primal about the angry man with the sick kids.
    You can tell he has to restrain himself from strangling the politician guy right then and there.
    I mean, imagine there's a way to save your beloved family, and some privileged moneysack decides you can't have it.

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