Today is the big day that congress is trying to push through the repeal and replace bill, also known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
I just contacted my congressman’s office asking him to vote NO and I hope you will do the same. And here’s why.
It’s a bad deal. Even the Republicans don’t like it, which is why there’s so much commotion today. Key problems:
- People will lose their insurance. 24 million fewer insured over the next ten years
- The poorest people get impacted the most. Medicaid (helping the poorest Americans) cut by $880 billion
- The rich get richer. AHCA gives an $883 billion tax cut, $274 billion to the richest 2%
Source: CBO: American Health Care Act
But wait, there’s more.