My Friday just got a little bit brighter when I saw the GOP healthcare bill got tabled. Yay!
The AHCA would have increased premiums, eliminated essential coverage for maternity care (?!?), kicked 24 million people off of their healthcare plans, given a huge tax credit to millionaires and billionaires (who don’t need it), and added an age tax to our senior citizens. Thank God the Republicans couldn’t pull in the votes!
A big chunk of the reason the repeal and replace bill couldn’t be done was because 25 or so members of the Freedom Caucus felt the bill didn’t go far enough towards eliminating costs and benefits.
But it wasn’t just the extreme right who was against this bill; moderate Republicans were against it too. Why?