Yesterday, via twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Today’s the 2nd Anniversary of ObamaCare being signed into law w/ it’s higher costs & less access. Repeal it! 6:09 PM – 22 Mar 12
Today, from the White House [pdf]:
….Health reform is already making a difference. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act:
•• 2.5 million more young adults have health insurance on their parent’s plan.
•• In 2010 and 2011, over 5.1 million seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare have saved over $3.1 billion on prescription drugs. These savings include a one-time $250 rebate check to seniors who hit the “donut hole” coverage gap in 2010, and a 50 percent discount on brand-name drugs in the donut hole in 2011. And everyone with Medicare can get key preventive services like mammograms and other cancer screening tests for free.
•• Insurance companies can no longer drop your coverage when you get sick because of a mistake on your application, put a lifetime cap on the dollar amount of coverage you can receive or raise your premiums with no accountability.
•• Insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children because of a pre-existing condition. And in 2014, discriminating against anyone with a pre-existing condition will be prohibited….
….•• No more pre-existing condition denials for children: The parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry that their children will be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
•• No more lifetime dollar limits on coverage: 105 million Americans no longer have a lifetime dollar limit on essential health benefits. Annual dollar limits are set at increasingly higher amounts until January 1, 2014 when most plans issued or renewed are banned from having an annual dollar limit on coverage….
There is a difference.
Evidently Representative Hartzler (r) and the other right wingers in Congress resort to Twitter when it comes to criticizing health care reform. A real solution to the real health care access problems for all Americans takes more than 140 characters. And the republicans don’t have any real solutions.