Indiana University pediatrics professor Aaron Carroll MD offers on of the clearest succinct descriptions I’ve seen of the Senate Republicans’ latest attempt at a bill to “repeal and replace Obamacare” as they like to call it.
Medical organizations, patient advocates, health insurance companies, and a lot of Republican governors have expressed strongly negative opinions of the bill, and opinion polls continue to show that the great majority of Americans don’t like what they’ve heard about the bill. Most would prefer to see a bipartisan effort to improve the current law.
Incidentally, it turns out that about 3/4 of the Obamacare premium increases projected for next near are caused not by rising healthcare costs but by worries that even if the new healthcare bills fails Republicans will still damage the current law’s funding mechanisms. More on that shortly.