The Rush for Repeal and Never Replace

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I’ve mentioned this point a few times. But there are the details. Why the rush to repeal the ACA even if there’s a notional long ‘transition period’? Simple. Repealing the ACA produces a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. We’ve noted that. What few have noted is that by killing the funding now, the GOP is all but guaranteeing there will never be a replacement for Obamacare and that the 20 to 30 million American who lose their insurance now will ever get it back. Think about it. The GOP is asking people to believe that they will pass a major tax hike in 2018 to fund their ‘replacement’ for Obamacare. Here are the details.

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