75% of us are on record saying we don't want ACA repealed. We want it fixed and strengthened.
What's the big bugbear according to Business "conservatives"? Uncertainty.
You really can't make a case that AHCA does anything at all to make Americans feel more certain. Especially the way the Repubs are going about it.
But, hey at least they've given us a chance to see it before they jam it up our collective ass.
The AHCA was released today - in all it's 142 page glory.
I haven't slogged all the way thru it yet, but so far, it's a little like the old bit about watching the original Star Trek - everybody knows the young guy you don't recognize (usually a Red Shirt) will be dead before the opening credits. And 4 or 5 minutes after that first commercial, you'll know the gist of the story because there's only a handful of themes (kinda like this little blog here), and it always works out just fine for the Executive Elite (not at all like this little blog). Which frees you up so you can go do something worthwhile - like picking fly shit outa your pepper shaker.
Anyway, so it is with practically everything these GOP boneheads come up with. They put a nice face on it, but it's pretty much always about taking tax dollars from you and me, and putting them into the pockets of their in-laws, their lobby pals, and their campaign contributors.
It's money laundering. Why do you think the GOP in congress is doing nothing about 45*? When it comes to washing money, he's one of the best - they're too busy taking lessons from this jagoff.
If you wanna know about a problem here in USAmerica Inc, look to who benefits from the continuing existence of the problem, or who profits from "solving" it.
If you work it just right, you can get a 2-fer, like The War On Drugs and Coin-Operated Prisons.
AHCA is off to a good start in that regard. The Insurers get to go back to the bad ol' days of a Pick-n-Choose customer base, plus they get to siphon bunches of dollars out of the Treasury by playing in the High Risk Pool. And that's just the shit I can see from here.
The rich get richer and the rest of us get fucked with our pants on.