The Republicans’ Dirtiest Secret(s)

Mitch McConnell’s Dirty Secret

Senate Republicans are about to upend our entire health care system. Worse, it’s happening in secret.

The public is entirely in the dark. Democrats haven’t seen the bill. The press hasn’t seen the bill. In a bizarre twist, Politicoreported that not even the Secretary of Health and Human Services knows what the Senate is planning.

All we know is that, according to Senator John Cornyn,it will contain 80 percent of what was in the House bill.

He’s talking about a bill that the CBO said would leave 23 million additional people without health insurance by 2026. This is the same disastrous policy prescription that will cut $834 billion from Medicaid while handing out $661 billion in tax cuts, largely to the wealthy.

It is almost too shameful to contemplate, but it is starting to seem as if Republicans are using the investigations of the Russian interference into our election to bury their unpopular plan.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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