Taking from the poor, giving to the rich. The Republican health care bill will cut funding from middle class Americans’ health care while providing America’s rich with immense tax breaks, claims Robert Reich of the Guardian. The bill’s biggest change to the current system would reduce coverage for the poor, elderly and disabled. These savings would provide a $346bn tax cut over the next decade to those earning over $200,000 a year. It is because of this that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has done everything possible to keep the bill’s details in the shadows until it’s too late to stop or amend it.
Making things more efficient. Obamacare ushered in wasteful practices, which the Republican health care bill is going to replace with a better functioning system, infers Rich Lowry of the NY Post. As it stands now, individual states gain more funding providing care for able-bodied adults than for the disabled. Republicans plan to deliver funding based on population sizes, to make it more balanced, in order reach those that need it most. Refundable tax credits will take over for Medicaid coverage. The GOP's bill introduces improvements to Obamacare's highly flawed organization.