Saturday, June 24, 2017

COTW: Their Bad

credit: Nate Beeler, Columbus Dispatch
Terrifying is the right word. The Senate version of Repugnant health insurance is even worse than the House version, if that is possible. It will eventually eliminate Medicaid altogether and eliminates the personal mandate to obtain health insurance.  Even that compromised incrementalist, Obama, posted that the repeal bill drafted in secret is a massive transfer of wealth disguised as healthcare that is fundamentally mean at its core.  Most of the tax cuts used to provide affordable health insurance benefit the wealthy.  Low-income Americans will pay higher premiums for bigger deductibles as a consequence.  Harvard researchers estimate 18,000 to 27,000 more deaths by 2026 as the result of the repeal of Obamacare.