More about the Trump/Ryan health care proposal

Turns out the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) doesn’t agree much with the current Trump/Ryan health care proposal.  Under their joint plan, the CBO estimates 24 million Americans could lose their coverage by 2026. That’s such a big number, many moderate Republicans in the House and Senate are beginning to rethink their support.  

Funny, this is exactly what former Speaker John Boehner predicted several weeks ago (per my Feb. 28 letter in Stu News).

For the last several years, most Republicans, including President Trump, have repeated this phrase as a laugh line and underlying reason to repeal and replace Obamacare:  “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  And, if you like your health care plan you can keep your plan.”  

Turns out this may be the GOP’s undoing. That’s because, “If you like your Representative or Senator, you can keep him or her,” easily could come back to bite them at the ballot box. With millions more voters becoming uninsured, it’s possible these same lawmakers might be recalled and/or replaced sooner rather than later.

Denny Freidenrich

Laguna Beach

 

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