Trumpcare: A Disaster

Here is a collection of articles with analysis and discussion of Trumpcare, which Trump and the GOP claim should replace the Affordable Care Act.

WASHINGTON — Millions of people who get private health coverage through the Affordable Care Act would be at risk of losing it under the replacement legislation proposed by House Republicans, analysts said Tuesday, with Americans in their 50s and 60s especially likely to find coverage unaffordable.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/millions-risk-losing-health-insurance-in-republican-plan-analysts-say/ar-AAo07uJ?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

In a letter to Congress, the AARP states a 64-year old making $15,000 a year could face health insurance premiums of up to $8,400 under the GOP House healthcare bill.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/3/7/1641281/-The-Unaffordable-Care-Act-AARP-s-eye-popping-cost-projections-for-near-seniors

This site will follow the day-to-day debates over Trumpcare.

https://trumpcare.com/

House Republicans released on Monday a plan to undo Obamacare that will likely leave millions more Americans uninsured.

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-obamacare-replacement-plan-6878fd85a8fd#.44vx8bfzu

Overnight, House republicans released their long-awaited proposed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, which many have already dubbed Trumpcare. We laid out some of the key changes and proposed provisions as part of the new law which will now be debated, first in committee as soon as Wednesday, and then will seek the approval of the House and Senate. It is here that things may turn more complicated.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-07/trumpcare-what-happens-next-one-chart

The Republican Party in its modern incarnation is incapable of writing a decent health-care bill, if we define “decent” to mean both some level of technical competence as well as morally decent. That inability has been clear to the party’s outside critics for many years. Republicans have fervently denied this, and probably believed their own denials. As a result they locked themselves into a course of action that forced them to propose a bill on a deadline. They seem to have realized the impossibility of the task midway through, but, unable to retreat on their commitment, they instead rushed out a plan that is shambolic and cruel.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/trumpcare-the-culmination-of-all-the-gops-health-care-lies.html