Friday, May 5, 2017

5 Ways the New GOP Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than Before - Rolling Stone

5 Ways the New GOP Health Care Bill Is Even Worse Than Before - Rolling Stone

The GOP’s first, aborted effort to replace Obamacare was bad. The not-so-cleverly disguised tax cut for the rich was so unpalatable to House Republicans on both the center and far right that no amount of bribes, threats or cajoling by the Trump Administration could convince them to "walk the plank for a bill that cannot pass the Senate" as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) put it. The bill went down in flames, humiliating the president and depriving him of the highly-coveted signature piece legislation he could tout on his 100th day in office.

As bad as that version of the bill was, the re-animated zombie bill is significantly worse — or at least seems like it based on what little is known about its details. No hearings about it were held, and only the text of the old bill is available on the GOP’s AHCA website. But after huddling with the leaders of the far right-wing House Freedom Caucus and the more pliant legislators of the center right, Paul Ryan emerged Thursday with a plan to make insurance coverage even more expensive and less beneficial for millions of Americans. Here’s why:

  

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