All The Major Critics Of The GOP AHCP (Healthcare Plan)
The American Health Care Act, Republicans’ Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill introduced Monday night, is quickly making its way through House committees.
Despite President Trump’s claim that it’s all “coming along great,” however, the bill faces much opposition from a slew of major health care lobbying groups, conservative political organizations, right-wing media, and Republican lawmakers (not to mention all the liberals who have spoken out against it).
For your handy reference, we’ve compiled a list of all the major groups critical of the bill so far, including those who have promised to vote against it. You’ll notice the list is pretty broad, and that it includes some of the most powerful lobby groups on the Hill, as well as influential conservative thinkers and right-wing media.
Some Republicans view the bill as Obamacare lite, since it keeps many of the health law’s provisions intact. Liberals hate it because it’ll likely cover fewer people and punish the poor. The bill has not yet had a cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office — a concern of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, among other top Republicans.
A lot of things will need to happen to get this bill passed, from somehow winning over moderate Republicans to pacifying the nation’s doctors, hospitals, and retirees.
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