“There’s one party trying to give people health care, and the other party is trying to take it away. It really is that simple…”
For the second time this year, Senator John McCain appears to have preserved the signature domestic achievement of the man who once kept him from the presidency.
This bill will take American healthcare back to what everyone in the U.S. should recognize was a completely broken system before the Affordable Care Act. It will take the country back to a system in which companies often profited not by how well they provided healthcare but by how well they discriminated against or screened out those who faced the most challenges.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted on Sunday that the Senate health care bill “would not make cuts to Medicaid,” regardless of projections that suggest the program will be cut by over $800 billion.
Late-night TV has gotten very political–and inarguably left-leaning. But last night, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel weaponized his own, tearful story into an argument that Congress should, for a second time, back off on a push to repeal Obamacare.
As the estimates continue to mount, predicting how many people will lose their insurance with the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it starts to become clear: The Republicans must simply hate average Americans.
Don’t be fooled by Trump’s and Republican promises to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. They could repeal it, but they can’t and won’t replace it.
They’ve tried for years to come up with a replacement that keeps at least as many people covered. Their “replacement” never appears.
So why do Republicans want to repeal Obamacare and leave millions without insurance? Because it would mean a huge tax windfall for the wealthy.
Johnson and Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky, the head of world’s largest health-care company, called for keeping some provisions of Obamacare intact as President Donald Trump and Republicans move to repeal the law.
Gorsky, who was among a dozen top business leaders who met with Trump Monday on his first full working day as president, said Tuesday he will advocate to keep coverage of pre-existing conditions and people staying on their parents’ insurance until they are 26, as well as a competitive individual insurance market.