While it’s become common knowledge that Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s sorry attempt to replace Obamacare is a massive failure, hearing it from the former acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services definitely puts things into perspective.
Earlier today, ex-Medicare Administrator Andy Slavitt went on CNN to get real with Americans about what the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (aka Trumpcare) would mean for America – and it wasn’t good. On New Day, Slavitt spoke to Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota and shared what he learned after spending time in the Senate on Tuesday.
For the most part, the GOP has been extremely shady and secretive about the health care bill, so Slavitt tried to shed some light about what’s being said and done. Slavitt described the bill as “Frankenstein monster of health care” when he said:
I spent a better part of the day in the Senate yesterday, and as near as I can tell, the best way I can describe it, is we’re going to get something like a Frankenstein monster of health care. This is going to be something that very few can love. It’s going to end Medicaid as we know it, the question is only how quickly. And in order to get a better score from the [Congressional Budget Office], they’re going to make the tax credits look more like Obamacare tax credits, only without any money to do it.”
Wow. Just when you thought the Republican health care bill couldn’t get any worse, an expert points out even more flaws with the bill. Slavitt even stated that not only will every Democrat hate the bill, but even “half” of Republicans will. Slavitt also confirmed that premiums will not decrease, and millions of people are going to lose their health care. Slavitt summed the GOP bill up like this:
It’s really just a monstrosity that the leaders put together to figure out how to get enough people to like it.”
You can watch this eye-opening interview below:
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