As Republicans continue their partisan push to repeal health care, the damage their repeal would cause turns out to be even worse than the repeal bills they’ve tried in the past.
That probably explains why they refuse to wait for the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimate of how their plan would impact people’s coverage and costs.
- The Washington Post now reports, “The latest Obamacare overhaul bill gaining steam on Capitol Hill slashes health-care spending more deeply and would likely cover fewer people than a July bill that failed precisely because of such concerns.”
- Fitch Rating Agency found that this bill was “more disruptive for most states than prior Republican efforts.”
- New York Republican Representatives Peter King and Tom Reed are doubtful they’ll support the bill, despite voting for earlier health care repeal bills.
- Republican Governors from Ohio, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have come out against the plan.
- GOP Senator Rand Paul opposes it, writing in an op-ed, “In all ways, this bill is also ObamaCare Lite. In no way is it repeal the way we promised. I will oppose this bill as I did the other fake repeal bills, and I urge those who want repeal to do so, as well.“
Maybe the GOP should live up to their promise to work across-party-lines and hear from experts to make reforms that improve our health care system instead of this hyper-partisan health care repeal that is overwhelmingly opposed by most Americans.