Today the House will vote on the GOP 'health' care bill. It sounds likely that it won't pass. No democrats will vote to undo the bill that they consider their signature accomplishment (if you don't count a rising debt, more wars in the Middle East and the rise of ISIS as a worldwide terrorism network). Many Republicans won't support it since they feel the bill is Obama Care Lite or heavy-- depending on whether they are moderates or conservatives.
The irony is none of this is about health care. It's about insurance for health care. What the House is wrestling with (apparently) is who should pay for health care. Who should get it? What should it cover? This will not make finding doctors easier or dealing with those suffering from chronic conditions, where most of the high cost is found. It also won't do anything, from what I can tell to allow competition across state lines. With the current situation, there are those in one state paying $20,000 for a couple with a $6000 deductible. In other states, the purchaser gets their insurance cheaper than before the ACA.
It will do nothing that I can tell to bring down prescription costs. Not a thing to train more doctors, which is how you actually get competition. I am not sure where the issue of a lifetime benefit limitation is but for someone born with epilepsy, this was a big deal. It also won't help with the elderly and the need for nursing home care-- not that ACA did either until someone loses everything and can go on Medicaid anyway.
All of us, around the world, have to be impacted by the recent terrorist attacks where all it takes is a vehicle and a knife. You can NOT stop that before lives are lost. It's not anything that requires expertise. Where you can stop it is by what is considered very un-PC-- vetting our own citizens. As it stands, we could not arrest someone before they commit a crime. The most recent example of this problem was the radicalized British citizen, born there, who did have a violent record and the government had been aware of his being radicalized. Knowing did nothing to stop what happened this week. It can only be stopped by what currently most of the 'developed' world cannot do-- arrest and put someone in jail before they commit a crime. Lots of luck changing that. As it is, the rest of us have to hope for luck as anywhere in the world it only takes one radicalized person to kill and maim innocents, those who had had nothing to do with what angered that radical :(.