Once the CBO scored the Senate version of Trumpcare and 22 million Americans realized they will lose their health insurance should Trumpcare pass, the GOP postponed the vote on the bill. Several GOP Senators vowed to vote against the bill mainly due to its devastating cuts to Medicaid.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell kept the bill hidden among thirteen Republican Senators and had hoped to push the bill through the Senate before the July 4th recess. Once he finally unveiled the bill, Americans across the country began protesting the bill at Senators’ offices. Several groups of protestors were dragged away in handcuffs.
According to The Hill, the GOP went to the source of the problem, which is the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Republicans are pressuring them to change the Trumpcare score without making any changes to the bill.
Instead of making modifications to the bill and giving Americans a better policy, the GOP wants to do what they do best, cheat to win. The bill essentially robs from the poor and gives to the rich. It penalizes blue states, strips government services, raises premiums, and the list goes on.
The non-partisan CBO will most likely stand firm on the matter, but it’s sickening to know that the leaders of the U.S. want to trick people into believing they are getting a good deal on their health insurance.
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