Why Trump Supporters Have the Most to Lose With the G.O.P. Repeal Bill
Not one pundit who claimed Trump had no shot at winning was fired. All still employed, and crying because we won't listen anymore.— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) March 10, 2017
My reaction was well, this came from the newspaper's "upshot" section, which on Election Day declared:
Trump the Establishment."
So now these losers at the New York Times are saying that Trump supporters will be fleeced by President Trump's repeal and replacement of Obamacare.
We're the dummies, right?
Never mind that the actual replacement is still being negotiated.
The New York Times knows all!
From the New York Times:
The people who stand to lose the most in tax credits under the House Republican health plan tended to support Donald J. Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, according to a new Upshot analysis.
Over all, voters who would be eligible for a tax credit that would be at least $1,000 smaller than the subsidy they’re eligible for under Obamacare supported Mr. Trump over Hillary Clinton by a seven-point margin.
The voters hit the hardest — eligible for at least $5,000 less in tax credits under the Republican plan — supported Mr. Trump by a margin of 59 percent to 36 percent.So the New York Times has changed the joke about its editorializing in headlines from “WORLD ENDS: WOMEN, MINORITIES HARDEST HIT” to
“WORLD ENDS: TRUMP SUPPORTERS HARDEST HIT.”Thanks for thinking of us, guys. Your concern trolling is duly noted.
Meanwhile, the New York Times's resident Nobel laureate in economics, Paul Krugman, denounced the plan:
A Bill So Bad It’s Awesome
It has long been obvious to anyone following health policy that Republicans would never devise a workable replacement for Obamacare. But the bill unveiled this week is worse than even the cynics expected; its awfulness is almost surreal. And the process by which it came to be tells you a lot about the state of the G.O.P.
Given the rhetoric Republicans have used over the past seven years to attack health reform, you might have expected them to do away with the whole structure of the Affordable Care Act — deregulate, de-subsidize and let the magic of the free market do its thing. This would have been devastating for the 20 million Americans who gained coverage thanks to the act, but at least it would have been ideologically consistent.
But Republican leaders weren’t willing to bite that bullet. What they came up with instead was a dog’s breakfast that conservatives are, with some justice, calling Obamacare 2.0. But a better designation would be Obamacare 0.5, because it’s a half-baked plan that accepts the logic and broad outline of the Affordable Care Act while catastrophically weakening key provisions. If enacted, the bill would almost surely lead to a death spiral of soaring premiums and collapsing coverage. Which makes you wonder, what’s the point?He's the same guy who predicted the market would tank upon Trump's election, so given the track record of Krugman, a former Enron advisor, I have to say the replacement will indeed be awesome.
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