So after a lot of empty talk about "reaealing and replacing Obamacare with... something", the GOP finally unveilled a plan that seems to not make anyone happy at all. Moderate Republicans are concerned with the funding cuts to Medicaid, with 4 in particular complaining their states will be hurt by those cuts because so many of their constituents have benefitted from the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Right-wing Republicans are complaining the new bill doesn't do enough to gut the ACA, and they're dubbing this new plan "Obamacare lite". Democrats refuse to agree to it for obvious reasons. If no one is happy with it, save for Trump apparently, why is Paul Ryan insisting this is going to go through? Will he and Mitch McConnell strong-arm their GOP bretheren into reluctantly voting in favor of this "or else"? That seems to be the only way it will pass...
Meanwhile, the majority of Americans (over 60%) said in a new poll they would prefer the ACA stay as is or be improved to provide more than for it to be lessened the way they are currently proposing or to have it cut altogether.
Estimates say these changes being proposed won't help anyone - those who earn less in this country will be hurt the most (especially, ironically, people over 60 living in rural areas making less than $40,000 a year, which based on exit polls describes quite a number of Trump supporters). Paul Ryan insists this bill has to happen because cost is the most important issue rather than, you know, saving people's lives or taking good care of the public who voted for them in the first place and could just as easily vote them out of office the next time they're up for re-election (It's funny how costs matter when it comes to healthcare but money seems to be no object when it comes to fufilling Trump's wish for a "big, beautiful wall" on the Mexican border, or to beef up our already well-stocked military). Interstingly, this new plan also gives large chunks of money to health insurance CEOs while lower income Americans may wind up with no coverage because they need to save money to give it to those CEOs.
So.... how do we feel about all this? Do you want Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act? Do you want this new plan being suggested or something else? Should they just keep the ACA as is or are there things about it that should be tweaked? Or do you think they should just repeal it and let Americans fend for themselves when it comes to healthcare the way it used to be before Obamacare happened?
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