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Saturday, March 11, 2017

A New Individual Mandate?! Here's Why Republicans Hid Their Crappy New 'Obamacare Lite' Bill

Editor’s Note: Apparently after a lot of public pressure, the Obamacare replacement bill was just finally released to the public, and it’s actuallyworse than expected.

Is the point of it to death spiral the private health insurance industry altogether just like Obamacare was always supposed to do?

Remember when Nancy Pelosi famously declared, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it?” She was, of course, referring to the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, and was justly skewered by “conservatives” at the time for the outlandish statement. Fast forward seven years, and now it’s the Republicans doing the exact same thing.

The GOP has chosen to conceal the text of what may become the replacement for Obamacare. Not only can you – someone the bill will most definitely affect – not read it. Members of the U.S. Senate are not even allowed to see what is contained in the legislation.

Senator Rand Paul, who is advocating for a complete repeal of the ACA, has made repeated attempts to view what he refers to as “Obamacare Lite,” but has still been unable to get his hands on a copy of the bill. The Kentucky senator has even gone so far as to wheel a copy machineto where he was told the bill was being housed. Paul, a Republican, was denied access.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What has been presented will be debated and tweaked in the weeks ahead before a final bill is up for vote. Speak up and let your representatives in Congress know what you would like to see taken out or added.