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Republicans Plotting To Destroy Obamacare Despite Record Enrollment: Ami Bera


Republicans Plotting To Destroy Obamacare Despite Record Enrollment: Ami Bera

India-West Staff Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC – In a recent op-ed published in the Sacramento Bee, Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, who is also a physician, underscored the critical importance of accessible and affordable health care for all Americans. Bera highlighted the significance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also popularly known as Obamacare, in providing essential coverage, particularly noting the record-breaking enrollment of 21.3 million individuals, including nearly 1.8 million Californians, in 2024 health plans through ACA marketplaces like Covered California.

Bera, in his March 29 piece, praised President Joe Biden’s efforts, emphasizing how millions of Americans now benefit from quality health care at minimal costs due to the ACA. He pointed out that 80% of enrollees found coverage for $10 or less per month, made possible by the President’s Inflation Reduction Act, which reduced health care premiums. Additionally, Bera commended the Biden administration’s investments in outreach and education, particularly targeting underserved communities such as ethnic minorities.

The congressman, who Bera represents California’s sixth congressional district, encompassing Sacramento County, reflected on the significant progress made since the ACA’s enactment, highlighting that only 6% of Sacramentans under 65 lack health insurance compared to over 20% previously.

However, he cautioned against potential threats to this progress, noting Republican vows to terminate the ACA if they gain control of Congress and the White House in 2025. Bera outlined the dire consequences of repealing the ACA, including over 40 million Americans losing affordable coverage and over 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, including over 6 million Californians, losing critical protections. He also warned of the impacts on Medi-Cal expansion and increased prescription drug costs for seniors.

Criticizing Republican attempts to repeal key measures of the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowered premium and prescription drug costs, he highlighted the act’s positive effects, such as capping insulin costs for seniors at $35 per month, benefiting many Sacramento County residents with diabetes.

making cost-saving provisions permanent, asserting that families should not have to choose between essential needs and medical care.

He called attention to the divergent paths regarding health care, with Democrats focused on lowering costs and ensuring access while Republicans aim to roll back progress. Bera concluded that the record-breaking ACA enrollment underscores Californians’ need for prioritized health care and reduced costs.

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  • Obamacare killed my insurance. The insurance company left California, Bera’s state and the replacement insurance I found had for four:
    Higher Premium -1.5 times
    Higher Deductible
    Higher co-pay
    Lost first three visits to physicians free
    Required approval visiting a specialist
    Higher out of pocket max
    Lost my Dental Benefits – dentists don’t charge me copay until after the first $1500
    Similar insurance required me to be below 30 years of age

    Family was healthy

    Bera had good Govt. Insurance before he became Congressman and has an excellent insurance now.

    Only way to improve govt. services is to place all elected, govt. workers and all on taxpayer dole in the lowest Obamacare plan and on Social Security and Medicare just like the rest of USA.

    Should check the history of the man’s election troubles.

    April 2, 2024
  • Yes, you can find great insurance in his constituency if you are illegal and below the poverty line. But if you are above 400% of poverty line, you are SCREWED Royally.

    Having insurance is one thing. Having money to pay for deductibles and copays is another that keeps people away until it is an emergency.

    But if you are poor. Life is great in California a land of bounty, free everything. The rich don’t care. The middle class gets squeezed and jailed for protesting.

    April 2, 2024
  • Just election time. Scare the voters with
    You will lose insurance
    You will lose jobs
    Democracy in Danger

    April 2, 2024
  • Democrats should scream from rooftops regarding Republicans trying to scrap Obamacare. They have at least four issues that they can use to run against the Republicans in the general election of 2024, namely, Abortion, Obamacare, Entitlements, and Climate Change.

    April 2, 2024

    Millions coming over the Border, what is wrong with Republicans. Why cant they let them come and enjoy Obamacare.

    How long will USA be able to pay with debt financing. Ukraine War will end and then it will free up Russia to be a pain in the PICHWADA around the world with 10% of its war expense. China too will be free to have more fun in the Pacific while India’s distrust of the USA is growing with a smile.

    Will USA be sending billions to build back Ukraine or spend that money to clean Bera’s California and Garcetti’s garbage dump called Los Angeles?

    April 2, 2024
  • Stop voting Democrat and we would have less problems including Healthcare. It’s that simple!

    April 2, 2024
  • Give illegals “oops newcomers” Obamacare. keep on destroying this country in the name of democracy . Do you guys know the meaning of democracy ?
    Illegals, crime, drugs, all is well under democracy !!! 10 + million illegals “THE BORDER IS SECURE”
    i hope you guys learn something – but not possible. Keep on kissing Biden. the guy who does not even remember his name when he gets up in the morning !!!

    April 3, 2024

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