They did exactly what was expected and then went further. Republicans put together a plan to shred our healthcare, and then added more tax breaks for the wealthiest. Ryancare could best be described as the bomb dropped on the United States to distract us from noticing how deep Vladimir Putin is in Trump’s pants.
‘Repeal and Replace’ is, as expected, ‘Flush and Make the Wealthiest, Wealthier.’ By bullet point, this is what the Republicans shot down.
- Mandatory coverage, gone. A return to pre-Obamacare
- Subsidies, still there, but smaller
- Medicare money raided to give the wealthy a big tax cut
- Elderly and people with pre-existing conditions will pay up to five times more for insurance
Many believe that Ryancare will undergo significant changes; however, none of the discussed changes will improve the existing law. Republicans are committed to carnage and destruction. Business as usual.