The CBO has basically told us already that the old version of Trumpcare was as bad as just repealing Obamacare and not replacing it with anything. The ultras in the House want to make Trumpcare even worse, but it’s a little hard to see how they can do that. Can they really make things worse than they were before Obamacare was passed? I wouldn’t put anything past them, I guess, but it seems a little pointless to follow the twists and turns of bad vs. really bad vs. catastrophically bad.
Actually, this sounds like a challenge — how to make the US healthcare system even worse when compared to the baseline of 2009. And it is not that hard as prices have increased since then, wages have not gone up any faster to close that gap and the population is aging with deaths of despair increasing.
Hold my beer….