PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—A crucial vote on the impending American Health Care Act is expected today—seven years to the day that Obamacare was signed into law—and economists, lawmakers, health care experts and everyday Americans all have their own take on the bill.
Financial expert Dan Celia says Paul Ryan is pushing a law that is not in the best interest of Americans.
“Many are torn right now because we don’t like the GOP Obamacare replacement plan, but definitely want to see the terrible Affordable Care Act off the books,” Celia said. “From Day One many didn’t like it, and while it’s been tweaked, it’s not the best plan for Americans—for their health care or their wallets. Rand Paul’s plan, which included common-sense tax credits and the expansion of Health Savings Accounts, was smarter and made much more sense for Americans. Before the vote today, Rand Paul should be called back into the room with his version so we can get it through Congress—and quickly. President Trump has a lot of work ahead of him to try to negotiate health care reform. Let’s eliminate the days or weeks of negotiation, throw the plan in the trash and start over.”
Paul told Politico yesterday that he hopes the bill will be pulled before today’s vote so the more conversation can take place and a full repeal can happen. Read more on Paul’s bill here. Paul has also said he will vote “no” on the bill, reported Fox News, and says many other Republicans plan to vote against it as well.
Celia also noted that another major flaw of the current bill is that is does not take into account health care sharing ministries by not extending the same tax credits to members of these organizations that are based on Christian principles to share financially in each other’s medical needs. Many who want to not only honor God with their finances but also steer clear of the controls and costs of government health care are members of health care sharing ministries.
View this video from Celia, who leads Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM,www.financialissues.org). Read more about Celia, FISM and the “Financial Issues” program here.
To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, x100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, x102.