Trumpcare vs. Obamacare: Apocalypse Foretold – by Paul Krugman – NYT

“The Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare is out, and it’s devastating: 14 million people losing insurance in the first year, 24 million over time, with premiums soaring for older, lower-income Americans — in many cases, the very people who went strongly for President Trump. The C.B.O. thinks it would reduce the deficit, but only marginally, around $30 billion a year in a $19 trillion economy.”

Terrific column. Great comments. Here is one I fully endorse, since I’ve been saying the same idea:

Jean Farrell NJ 11 hours ago

I am quite torn. In a way, I want it to pass exactly as is, because it will be a disaster that Republicans will own. That will certainly result in list votes for the Republican Party in the midterm elections, which will hopefully give the Democrats the majority in at least one house of Congress. And then the Democrats can put a brake on the madness happening in our country right now. It may take an apocalypse to wake some voters up. On the other hand, I don’t want the bill to pass for the simple fact that people will suffer. Short term pain may be required for long term gain, but it is hard to wish for that when real people will be hurt.

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