|The Devil is in the details. A bunch of assholes are working on destroying healthcare for millions of Americans.|
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010. The law is mandated that most Americans over 26 years old are required to enroll in the Healthcare Marketplace to obtain insurance and it bans insurers from locking out individuals with pre-existing conditions.
The legislation will gut Medicaid expansion to poor Americans with drastic cuts to fund Medicaid in the long run. It would force children off the coverage. It will eliminate funding for people with disabilities and elderly people in nursing homes. The legislation would make states permit health insurers to go back to turning away people based on pre-existing conditions. It could force higher rates on all Americans.
Donald J. Trump and the Republican House celebrate this as a historical achievement despite the outcry and warnings of irrefutable consequences.
The replacement was passed on a slight narrow margin. 217-213.
This bill could kick over 24 million Americans off health insurance.
Moderate Republicans are concerned that the conservative base could damage their chances at winning reelection.
The Democrats are taunting the Republicans by saying "Na-na, hey-hey, goodbye" as a stern warning that they could face the wrath of constituents.
The Republicans celebrate in the Rose Garden.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that their vote will be "tattooed" to their heads. It will "glow in the dark" and they will "walk the plank" come the election.