If you buy the premise that we all have a right to healthcare then it is either done through insurance or a single payer. If the government pays the bill we all pay into the system through our taxes. If through insurance those who are sick must be subsidized by the healthy or the sick cannot afford insurance – the risk of getting sick is handled by spreading the risk. The Republican plan is neither of these.
I finally realized that the Republicans and especially the Freedom Caucus (tea party) do not buy the premise that we all have a right to healthcare . From the house bill pulled yesterday, it is clear that the Republican’ objective is to take healthcare away from a large segment of the population and use the saved money to reduce taxes on the rich.
They have no intention of working with Democrats to improve the Affordable Care Act. To use Donald Trump’s word, Sad.
Last Updated on March 30, 2017 by Stephen Chapel