The Republican effort to revamp Obamacare is entirely misguided as it seeks to fund tax cuts for the wealthy by cutting healthcare spending that millions of Americans rely on, writes Adam Davidson of The New Yorker. GOP members have admitted that their bill no longer benefits the middle class most, as it primarily profits the rich. If it goes through, 13 million Americans are predicted to lose their healthcare over the next 10 years. Republicans’ priorities are terribly warped. Because of this, their bill is unlikely to go through. A better solution would be to focus on supporting the middle class while maintaining Obamacare.
As the GOP rightly points out, Obamacare’s individual mandate, requiring all Americans to sign up or face a penalty, needs to be scrapped, asserts Hadley Heath Manning of Washington Examiner. The assertion that doing so would cause prices to surge is wrong, as this is already happening. Millions of people have paid the fine as they couldn’t afford to sign up. By allowing Americans to choose their healthcare provider, they would be able to tailor what kind of care and prices they want. Doing so would save the government $338 billion over the next decade. Obamacare’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ model isn’t conducive to our society. This GOP bill will change that.