Last night, the President released a “healthcare plan.”
It is a combination of a bribe attempt and fantasy.
We don’t need to go into the weeds as we already know what the Republican Party thinks about health insurance and financial security. We can see what was in AHCA/BCRA (Repeal and Replace) from 2017:
Taking a trip down memory lane, reading the 2017 ACA Repeal & Replace plans supported by Republicans and President Trump.
Imagine how different the pandemic and election would be if Medicaid funding and insurance subsidies were cut …
*beginning in 2020* pic.twitter.com/yFvHQPUxLF
— Cynthia Cox (@cynthiaccox) September 25, 2020
Major changes to the US healthcare system require legislation. Tweaks around the edges can be done with executive orders, but those are temporary and very pliable. Major changes require Congress to assemble working majorities. The Democrats were able to assemble a working majority in 2009 and 2010 for their vision of what the US healthcare system should be. The Republicans were almost able to assemble a working majority in 2017 for their vision. These visions are distinct. And they are different.
Everything else is fluffery.