This vomit-inducing Senate revision of President Donald Trump’s initial trashy health care bill was doomed from the time Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thought it was a good idea to have an all-male GOP lineup working behind closed doors in secret to create it.
On Thursday, the Frankenstein-esque creation of Trumpcare—dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017—was done in a mysterious GOP laboratory filled with Wiffle Ball bats and Bud Light, and was finally unveiled—and for the first time—to the public, other GOP members and their Democratic counterparts. Thursday was the first day that everyone got to see this horrid creation up close, and you don’t have to read any further than this, but it’s trash.
The bill is very similar to the version of the House bill that passed last month but with some key changes. The text released Thursday showed the Senate legislation would still make major changes to the nation’s health care system, repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, drastically cutting back federal support of Medicaid, eliminating Obamacare’s taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others. The Senate plan, however, would keep Obamacare’s subsidies to help people pay for individual coverage.
In short, the Senate version still plans to phase out Planned Parenthood funding for one year. And because this administration and those who believe in it don’t care about poor people (that includes poor white people who voted for this oligarch!), low-income people would pay higher prices for less coverage.
You can read an in-depth analysis of the Senate version of Trumpcare here, but I warn you that it’s trash.
Read more at CNN.