The ObamaCare alternative, a plan by Burr, Hatch, and Upton called the Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) Act is here. Just wait until you see what is inside.

Find out what the Republican ObamaCare alternative means to you..

Quick ObamaCare Replacement Facts

Go to the benefits, rights, and protections page. It eliminates all of this. Also:

  • All of the cost curbing measures and consumer protections are eliminated, aside from Medicare Reform.
  • It reinstates preexisting conditions and annual limits.
  • It allows for people to be charged more for coverage.
  • It eliminates some subsidies and lowers others.
  • It makes Medicaid eligibility more narrow.
  • It doesn’t really address federal healthcare spending as it eliminates some subsidies and cost cubing measures, but then enacts others and cuts taxes.

Some things it gets right:

  • It gives tax breaks to businesses.
  • It allows employees to get tax credits.
  • It set’s up a “debt panel” streamlining medical malpractice litigation.
  • It enacts a for profit single payer system with automatic inclusion, but with an opt-out option.

Read our breakdown of the entire Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment (CARE) proposal including the implications of each proposed cut and change.

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Dan Skidds on

I know this is a pro-obamacare site. but your initial analysis has a very anti-CARE bias. If this law is to be combined and make single payer within nation. This could be a great bi-partisan program that could make our national health plans the best. Obamacare has its pitfalls also–some are crazy. ACA is not the 1 true solution–I see it everyday as a Independent broker. ACA is truly designed for the poor and the sick. I have several healthy and >400% poverty clients–ACA does not fit their needs or budget. We do need a Multi-tiered program–Americans are to much a diverse population–we can’t and should not lump us into 1 plan with options. There are several points that will make our nationwide socialized health program a better fit for every American. I think it is time to share ideas rather than confuse more American on good and bad or GOP or Lib’s. on

Thanks for the comment Dan. It’s easy to be a little frustrated with all the provisions of the 1000 PPACA that the “CARE” proposal doesn’t address in it’s 9 pages. But at the end of the day, there are a few smart ideas in here that shouldn’t be dismissed.

We are actually for reforming the PPACA although, based on all of our research, we think a full repeal and replacement as proposed would be a detriment to our country and our economy.

However, things like the automatic enrollment with an opt-out, the expansion of subsidies to employees, and attempts to reform healthcare litigation all seem like good roads to go down.

We have to make sure any solution puts a value on human life and a value on curbing the rising cost of healthcare spending in the US.