Today the senate will be voting to either repeal or repeal and replace The Affordable Care Act. Since it has all been done in secrecy we actually do not even know which they will be voting to do.
If you ask most doctors, they can easily come up with multiple problems with both the ACA and the insurance based health care system in general. Unfortunately, after 7 years of calls to replace our current system, this bill basically does nothing to actually address why the US spends the most on health care per capita but has outcomes worse than dozens of other nations. Things not addressed in this bill: lowering prescription prices, price gouging by pharma/hopsitals, opioid crisis, mental health coverage, nursing and nursing home coverage, etc. Straight repeal is opposed by every major medical advocacy group including the American College of Physicians.
And yes, this is the face of disapproval.
I have talked about this before, but I actually believe that health care and health insurance should be separate entities. Health care is for routine things like your primary doc, checkups, meds, chronic disease management, urgent care that I believe should be paid directly to the provider with no need for insurance to be involved taking a big chunk of the money. People would separately have insurance for catastrophic things like cancer, major surgery, hospitalizations, etc. This would allow people with pre-existing conditions to still have access to preventive services at affordable prices while also limiting how much of the total health care dollars go directly in insurance company pockets.
In any case, whether you like my ideas or not, this repeal with no new plan to change anything, is a bad deal for most Americans. Especially the 25 million or so who will lose insurance in the next couple of years