Mind and Destiny

“I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard ... I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people.”- Frederick Douglass

Location: Delhi, N.Y., United States

The author and his webmaster, summer of 1965.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Revised Version

Notably, President Trump praised Australia's universal health care system during a press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.  He said: "It's going to be fantastic health care.  I shouldn't say this to our great gentleman and my friend from Australia because you have better health care than we do.”

House Republicans' initial attempt to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was named the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  House Republicans passed the AHCA before the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was able analyze it.  That bill was actually a corporate welfare bill disguised to be a health care bill.

President Obama’s Affordable Care Act provides healthcare to more than 20 million low and middle- income Americans by having the very wealthy and very profitable healthcare corporations pay more in taxes.  Obamacare was specifically designed to decrease economic inequality and improve our the nation’s healthcare. 

House Republicans decided to revised the AHCA to improve its chance of being passed in the Republican controlled Senate.  The official analysis of the revised version of the AHCA by non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has been released.

According to CBO analysis the revised American Health Care Act, would reverse the progress that had been made under the Affordable Care Act.  Trumpcare would cost 23 million Americans their healthcare by 2026.  

Furthermore, Trumpcare provides a $663 billion in tax breaks for millionaires, billionaires and powerful healthcare corporations. Those tax breaks would be paid for by slashing Medicaid and gutting financial support to help working families to purchase health insurance. 
Premiums would go up an average of 20 percent next year.  Costs could go up so high for individuals with pre-existing conditions that they would not be able to afford insurance at all, and 23 million more Americans would be uninsured.


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