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The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on the fate of ‘ Trumpcare,’ officialy known as the American Health Care Act.
You would have had to be living in a cave in Afghanistan not to know that Trump campaigned heavily on a promise to ‘repeal and replace Obamacare, with something better.’ Of course, Trump never explained just how Trumpcare would be better than Obamacare, and apparently couldn’t care less to do so. Clearly, Trump’s only goal has been to keep his promise to decimate Obamacare, regardless of the cost to those who rely upon it to stay healthy.
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the new legislation than under current law. That hardly sounds like something better. But it doesn’t appear that Trump cares about the people the law is supposed to help, just about having a win in Congress during his first 100 days as president.
This puts House Republicans in a very difficult position, as they must decide what is more important–giving their president a much-needed win, or doing what is right for the health and well-being of everyday Americans.
I would like to believe they will make the right choice, but experience tells us this isn’t likely.