Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Under Trumpcare, Millions Will Lose Coverage, Many Will Die—and the GOP Will Try to Blame It on Liberals

"Every word," Paul Krugman writes in Monday's column, of the disastrous American Healthcare Act, "is a lie, including 'a,' 'and' and 'the'."

Sure, politicians aren't exactly revered for their truth-telling abilities, and Congress has passed cruel and unjust laws, even lied about exactly how cruel and unjust, but rarely has there been a law like Trumpcare, which Krugman calls "a miserably designed law, full of unintended consequences... a moral disaster, snatching health care from tens of millions mainly to give the very wealthy a near-trillion-dollar tax cut."

Instead of spending the last seven years coming up with a credible replacement for Obamacare, Republicans used that time to craft a series of lies. They claimed Obamacare was rushed through without debate (there were multiple committee hearings, markups and a CBO score, all of which the AHCA was missing). They claimed "Deductibles were too high...so were premiums. They promised to bring these costs down, to provide, as Donald Trump insisted he would, coverage that was 'much less expensive and much better.'"  Read full story here 

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