Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That was only the first act in a legislative drama that now moves to the Senate. It’s far too early to guess what the outcome will be, but one thing’s for sure: Republicans are making wildly optimistic promises on healthcare that they can’t possibly keep.
“We will have truly great healthcare!” President Trump tweeted on Friday.
“Premiums will be coming down,” he proclaimed at his victory rally in the White House Rose Garden. “Deductibles will be coming down.”
In an interview with Bloomberg News, he renewed his promise that any bill he signs will be “every bit as good on [covering] preexisting conditions as Obamacare.”
And Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, added boldly that “nobody” will lose Medicaid under the bill. “We’re not taking a benefit away,” he said.
If all this actually happens, the elite media will be really really angry.
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