|The gloating Republicans are close to repealing Obamacare.|
Gloating Republicans continue their march to rip apart the legacy of Barack Obama. The Senate now has came out with a "rough draft" of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Healthcare Act.
The Obamacare narrative to be repealed was a theme among Republicans and Donald J. Trump.
Trump wants this passed before the July 4th weekend. The top GOP leadership are working on something to pass through the senate without acknowledgement of both Democrats and Republicans.
This proposal they're rolling out could greatly affect millions who signed up for the healthcare exchange.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is confident that he will get this passed. Democrats and some Republicans express concern that the public will be outraged that they passed a law without even explaining what's in it.
The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) already told Republicans that their House version will cost 24.5 million people their insurance, it will raise the deficit and it would gravely affect insurers.
Regardless, the House Republicans passed it and Trump and Mike Pence hauled them over to celebrate.
Senate Republicans were hoping to get the ball rolling. After numerous delays and talks behind closed doors, the Republicans introduced the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
The BCRA is a proposal that 142 pages long and has complex legislative language that require days of understanding.
The bill will strip Medicaid, eliminate corporations from paying a tax penalty if they refuse to give its employees health insurance, and strip the healthcare mandate. It will also give tax breaks to the wealthy.
The healthcare law has benefited millions. But since Trump and Republicans want to strip away the subsidies for the law, major health insurers are backing out. They fear the Republican proposal could cause great disruption to the healthcare system.
Any thoughts on this poison pill Republicans are planning on passing?