Reviews of the Republicans plans are mixed, Avik Roy, a persistent critic of Obamacare, is optimistic:
Finished reading the Senate HC bill. Put simply: If it passes, it’ll be the greatest policy achievement by a GOP Congress in my lifetime.— Avik Roy (@Avik) June 22, 2017
while the usually sensible Megan McArdle, brought to you as always via Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 06.23.17" says Republicans' Health-Care Bills Boil Down to ... More Obamacare. It just:
and Matthew Walther called The Republican health-care plan Just Bad plagiarism. Ace:
- Reduces the number of people eligible for subsidies. . .
- Reduces the values of the premium subsidies. . .
- Lowers the cap on total subsidy expenditure. . .
- Eliminates the individual and employer mandates. . .
- Restricts coverage for abortion. . .
- Ends the cost-sharing reductions. . .
- Give states a great deal more flexibility in the waiver program. . .
- Gets rid of a lot of taxes. . .
- Market stabilization funds. . .
- Winds down the Medicaid expansion funding . . .
- Converts Medicaid to a per-capita allotment rather than an open-ended entitlement.
Senate's Obamacare Bill Is Primarily Designed to "Fix," Expand Obamacare. But still it sounds like a good start, but just a start.
Scott Adams predicts The New Healthcare Bill Will Be a Loser
During the campaign, candidate Trump made some references to taking care of everyone. It sounded like universal coverage, but no one thought he meant it.The current whip count appears to have 5 Republican defectors, enough to kill the bill, although that is subject to change, while John Kasich carries out a Campaign To Save ObamaCare. He really likes expanded Medicaid. Ben Shapiro disses Auntie Botox:
He did mean it.
He meant it because he understands the contrast problem. Any Obamacare replacement needs to cover more people than Obamacare, or else it is dead on arrival. Any skilled persuader would see that.
More from Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 06.23.17:Weird, it's pretty much Obamacare https://t.co/V9uMc5TkuN— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 22, 2017
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