The American Health Care Act, aka Ryan Care, has been ruffling feathers in bother the Republican and Democratic parties. As of now, it is not a viable option as a replacement to ObamaCare. It will not return healthcare to the free market and does not remove the increase in costs dictated by state lines.
Republican Congressman, Dave Brat, said that everyone wants President Donald Trump to be hugely successful, and as of now, this bill would fail in a few years, which would not make him look good, because the prices would not go down.
Also, the insurance market implemented by ObamaCare was not removed, which also does not help promote the free market.
From Gateway Pundit:
As the Wall Street Journal has tirelessly pointed out, Obamacare turned health insurance essentially into a public utility. The government dictates what policies must cover and sharply regulates pricing. Insurers have to accept all comers, cannot differentiate price based upon risk, and are limited as to administrative costs and profits. There can be price differentiation on the basis of age, but within a narrow ban not truly reflective of relative risk.
Ryancare loosens this up, but only marginally, and not nearly enough to establish a truly free individual health insurance marketplace. Obamacare’s mandated benefits would remain. Insurers would still have to accept all comers and be prohibited from pricing according to risk. The price differentiation according to age would be broadened slightly, but states would be permitted to take even that pricing flexibility away.