A bill to repeal Obamacare has made it through the House, again — and this time, it’s for real. But in their speed to pass a new health care bill for all Americans, House Republicans may have opened a door to screwing 7 million vets out of subsidies that could help them pay for private health care.
Finally, years after it became a rallying cry for Republicans across the country, a GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is in Congress’s hands. Actually, several have turned up. And one of them? It’s the world’s greatest health care plan of 2017. No really, that’s its name.
Americans have “got to make a choice,” Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz from Utah told CNN this morning, referring to his party’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. “So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.”
On Monday, congressional Republicans finally released their plan to remake the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Repealing and replacing the landmark legislation, which extended health coverage to more than 20 million Americans after it was signed into law by President Barack Obama seven years ago this month, has been a campaign promise of Republican candidates for years and helped catapult Donald Trump to the presidency in November. You can read the full text here, although I have no idea why you’d want to.