A lawmaker from Easter Idaho has proposed a healthcare legislation bill that states new requirements for citizens to receive Medicaid. Under this bill, health insurance providers will also be able to provide plans that do not fall under Obamacare. The bill was introduced by Representative Bryan Zollinger from the Republican Party.
The House Health and Welfare Committee is set to hear the bill after a date has been scheduled.
What does the bill state?
According to this bill, health care plans that do not fall under the Affordable Care Act can be provided by insurance carriers under the directive of the Idaho Department of Insurance.
The bill also requires that the recipients of Medicaid be employed in order to be eligible for receiving the benefits. Also, certain citizens are restricted to just five years within the federal program instead of lifetime. The members of the Committee think that the bill looks promising. Even so, there might be a lot of difficulty in passing the bill and a lot of hurdles to get over.
Advantages of the bill
The bill, if passed, will help to extend the limits of healthcare and prove to be highly beneficial for the cause of freedom in healthcare. Primary care would be extended in. Idaho and patients can easily enter into the public health system of the state.
In order to be eligible for these benefits, an individual must be above 18 years of age and earn less than the federal poverty care limit. In addition, the person also has to attend a health coaching program to receive the benefits they are entitled to. Once eligible, the healthcare system would cover up to $70 for medical expenses incurred by an individual for a duration of ten months. In this way, patients are ensured a better quality of healthcare and doctors are not bound by the policies and limits imposed by insurance agencies or bureaucrats.
There will be better healthcare solutions at cheaper rates. Medicaid will be given a better structure and the old program will be modified to welcome a system that enables fair treatment for all citizens. The bill will have to be passed by the majority of the Committee in order to receive the Senate vote. The bill can be passed only if there is full Senate vote. This can be hard to achieve since the Republicans do not seem to be willing to reform the plans under Obamacare.