If Trumpcare was so ‘great’ there would be more bragging and less sneaking around behind closed doors.
If the healthcare bill Senate Republicans are keeping secret is anything like the ‘mean’ Trumpcare bill passed by the House, it’s a lot of Obamacare repeal without much replace.
But there is apparently a reason the GOP version of healthcare reform has to be hidden. If the public knew how much they were about to lose, they just might light up the Capitol switchboard and sink it with a loud thud.
According to Rolling Stone,
This is not a bill to improve health care; it’s a bill to repeal taxes on very wealthy people.
The House-passed version of the American Health Care Act would strip $834 billion from Medicaid, deprive 23 million Americans of health insurance over a decade and spike premiums in the individual insurance market by 20 percent in the first year alone, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The legislation would leave many Americans with pre-existing conditions without access to affordable coverage… In addition, the House bill would allow insurers to jack up premiums on rural and older-working-age Americans. In rural Alaska, a 60-year-old would be hit with insurance premiums of $28,000 a year.
Despite what the single-party-rulers of Washington may claim, there was no stampede of voters on Election Day clamoring for tax cuts for the rich. And one would be hard-pressed to find many voters eager to pay for billionaire welfare by stripping themselves of their health insurance.
The more obvious evidence of this underhanded GOP sham is that if Trumpcare was so ‘great’ there would be more bragging, and less sneaking around behind closed doors.
Huffington Post reports,
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his handpicked cohort of backroom negotiators are advancing a measure that will look pretty much like the House legislation and do pretty much the same thing. McConnell wants a vote before July 4, and he’ll probably get it if something doesn’t alter the trajectory.
Paul Ginsburg, a health policy expert at the University of Southern California, told the Washington Post, “I’ve never seen anything like it, as far as the secrecy.” He added, “When the public sees it, they’re not going to like it.”
So it’s safe to say that McConnell and his covert cohorts know that Trumpcare is not good for the country, will be immensely unpopular, and is likely to cost some people their lives. Yet, they still want to pass this bill, in secret, as if the real damage could be hidden forever.
But that’s not even the worst of it. The fact that any Republican would go along with this malicious, un-democratic scheme proves how cruel and unfit for office they truly are. Clearly, they will do just about anything to serve their corporate masters, including let millions of Americans die by cutting off their access to healthcare.
For a party that drools for the votes of the Bible-thumping crowd, the hypocrisy is nauseating.
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