Republicans House leaders, who went so far as to hide drafts of their misbegotten plan from their own colleagues, sprung it on the public last week -- after almost eight years of scorching the Earth in their quest to scuttle Obamacare and seeming incapable of coming up with a better plan.
This, their supposed healthcare masterpiece, is definitely not that better plan. In too many ways, it is the cruelest of jokes on millions of people who can least afford to be a punchline.
Without shame or remorse,
The proposal has poor people squarely in its sights: Where ACA expanded
Other gems: Americans covered through government-run health exchanges would see drastically reduced subsidies to buy it; insurers can charge older Americans up to five times as much as those who are younger; and the more affluent and businesses, whose taxes are integral to keeping Obamacare afloat, will reap
Yes, it's class warfare, and Floridians, and especially South Floridians -- and most acutely, residents of greater
But pushback from
If they don't, they will confirm that, like their misguided colleagues, they have little insight in to the lives, the challenges and the needs of the people they are supposed to serve.
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