As we all knew the AHCA, aka BCRA, hurts all but the rich. This is of course the modus operandi of conservatives and the GOP. Trump as the titular leader of these groups bear ultimate responsibility. Given his campaign promises of no cuts in Medicaid, Medicare, and everyone would be insured he ought to be using the bully pulpit to gain support for his campaign promises. Unless; he never meant to keep his promises in the first place.
Costs more! Covers less! After the release of the CBO report on the the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the slogans wrote themselves. For the Democrats.
The headlines blared that 22 million would lose their healthcare by 2027 (15 million in the next year). After the CBO report exploded like a cluster bomb, Republican senators of nearly every stripe tried to find an escape route through the Trumpcare thicket they themselves had sown.
It’s no wonder then that Mitch McConnell bit the bullet and postponed consideration of the bill until after the week long Fourth of July recess. Hell, six senators on both the right and center opposed even putting the bill up for debate. But there was a reason why the Machiavellian majority leader kept the BCRA under wraps until the last minute and planned to put the bill up for a vote without public hearings, testimony, or full deliberation, in a mad dash to pass Trumpcare before GOP senators could get an earful from their constituents on the holiday break.
Yet the secrecy backfired, as senators rebelled enmass.
It’s not going to get any easier, as McConnell has privately warned until now. Will the CBO report lead GOP senators to the slaughter, Republican politicians fret?
According to Republican former CBO director Doug Holtz-Eakin, they’re…
…going to get beaten on the head with the CBO report like it’s a club.
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