CBO Report: Trumpcare Is Deadly Trash

I'm paraphrasing, but only slightly. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has assessed the Republicans' proposed plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, and the results are astonishingly bad, even worse than anticipated.

Everyone knew it would be bad, including Republicans, which is why they've spent the past few days trying to discredit the CBO in advance of their assessment. And why they released the plan without the assessment in the first place.

Because it's going to be lot harder to sell with these numbers: 24 million people will lose their health insurance over the next decade, and "an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured" by 2056.

They predict "substantial" premium hikes for older people, and, although the plan would result in a $337 billion decrease in federal deficits over 10 years, the only way the GOP arrives at that "savings" is by slashing Medicaid funding.

It's grim.

I don't know what else to say, except to reiterate that the Republican Party does not care whether not-rich people live or die; that they prioritize corporate profits over lives; and that we must resist this despicable horseshit masquerading as "healthcare reform" with everything we've got.

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