Rep. Gary Ackerman To GOP On Healthcare: Put Up Or Shut Up

Posted by | November 24, 2010 09:26 | Filed under: Top Stories

Democratic New York Congressman Gary Ackerman says he’ll introduce a series of bills to give Republicans an opportunity to do what they say they want to do: repeal “Obamacare.”

The congressman said the legislation — all titled the HIPA-CRIT (Health Insurance Protects America—Can’t Repeal IT) — will give Republicans a chance to “put up, or sit down” on their campaign promise to repeal the eight-month-old law.

“This will be the big chance for Republicans to do what they’ve vowed to do,” the 13-term member said. “These bills will be their chance to at long last restore liberty and repeal the evil monster they’ve dubbed ‘Obamacare.’ “

Here are the items Ackerman will give Republicans a chance vote on to, in his words, “deprive their constituents of these silly safeguards from the big insurance companies,” by overturning provisions that:

  • Ban health plans from rescinding coverage;
  • Eliminate annual coverage limits;
  • Eliminate lifetime limits;
  • Prevent plans from turning down adults with pre-existing conditions;
  • Prevent plans from turning down children with pre-existing conditions; and
  • Require that insurers offer coverage for dependents up to age 26 on family plans.

A good start, no?

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By: Alan

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