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“This bill doesn’t cut Medicaid. It just reduces future outlays.”
“This bill doesn’t cut Medicaid. It just reduces future outlays.”
Republicans are trying to take health care from the poor to pay for a tax cut for the rich at a time of already historic inequality.
Imagine thinking this about a bill that would lead to 22M fewer people having insurance
Imagine thinking this about a bill that would lead to 22M fewer people having insurance
How much do Republicans love tax cuts for the rich? So much that they’d go into the next election w/15M losing insurance & premiums up 20%.
It’s a funny kind of populism that screws the people who voted for you to give a capital gains tax cut to the rich.
Trumpcare is worst for Trump voters
CBO: Out-of-pocket health care spending would go up a lot for some people, esp in red states that got rid of EHBs
CBO: Out-of-pocket health care spending would go up a lot for some people, esp in red states that got rid of EHBs
CBO says 15M fewer people would be covered in 2018 *and* premiums would go up 20% more than they already would. Just in time for midterms...
CBO says 15M fewer people would be covered in 2018 *and* premiums would go up 20% more than they already would. Just in time for midterms...
CBO: Insurance would either be too expensive to buy or to use for a lot of poorer people, so they’d go uninsured
CBO: Insurance would either be too expensive to buy or to use for a lot of poorer people, so they’d go uninsured
Herrenvolk politics: Trump ran on the idea that Hillary “even wants to give your benefits to illegal immigrants” https://t.co/4plrvsfJuH
Reminder: the Senate health care plan isn’t a health care plan. It’s a tax cut. https://t.co/ycHiwkIkLo
Reminder: the Senate health care plan isn’t a health care plan. It’s a tax cut. https://t.co/ycHiwkIkLo
How long until Republicans say they’re not cutting Medicaid, they’re just taking money from it?
The Senate “health care” bill isn’t about keeping taxes low for our time. It’s about keeping taxes low for all time. https://t.co/9ov7oBF3x8
What’s going on with Seattle’s $15 minimum wage? Really good rundown by @MaxEhrenfreund https://t.co/gyVQAvR14N
Don’t say the Tea Party is heartless. They want to offset food stamp cuts with <Dr. Evil voice> $500 MILLION in job training
Don’t say the Tea Party is heartless. They want to offset food stamp cuts with <Dr. Evil voice> $500 MILLION in job training
The Senate bill's an inspiring piece of legislation for everyone who thought Robin Hood was picking on the wrong ppl https://t.co/KYfeUuHdde
China’s economic boom & gender politics have led to the rise of a new profession—“mistress dispellers” https://t.co/c5WhQvhrIN
Kind of incredible that Republicans are so willing to lie about a bill that Trump just admitted he thinks is “mean."
“I lost my insurance, but at least Democrats are sad about it, so I’ll keep voting Republican” is a helluva strategy
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