* Meanwhile, most Republicans are calling the AHCA Obamacare-lite.
What I can say is this — there better be more “replace” in the legislative pipeline if Congressional Republicans plan to use this bill as proof of the long-awaited “repeal and replace” promise.
Because as it stands now:
Obamacare vs GOP replacement pic.twitter.com/LvL39njdFc
— Sammy Rhodes (@sammyrhodes) March 7, 2017
To be clear, I’m not on the GIVE ME ALL THE REFORMS OR TAKE A HIKE train that derailed many-a-good reforms, but there’s little in the AHCA to get pumped about. If you were hoping for a bill that would move towards a market-based, patient-centered health insurance world, one where health insurance might even be disassociated from employment, join the Disappointment Club. Politically jaded welcome.
“If this bill passes, everybody would have to get their insurance either through government, their employer via tax subsidy, or be left to purchase government-designed health policies using federal subsidies,” writes Phillip Klein at the Washington Examiner.Read more at LegalInsurrection