Vail Daily letter: Repealing Obamacare won’t improve Americans’ health
May 5, 2017
Let there be no misunderstanding: The vote to repeal and replace Obamacare had nothing to do with improving Americans' health. It was opposed by virtually every organization working to do that. Nor did it have anything to do with controlling health care costs. It was opposed by the largest organization representing older citizens, AARP, on the ground that it would hike costs for those least able to afford it. The House of Representatives rammed the bill through without even waiting for an independent evaluation from the Congressional Budget Office on the projected impacts.
Representatives who voted for this bill did so for one reason and one reason only — to give a tax break to the wealthy. That's what it is all about for this Congress — how can we give more to the wealthy. Call Cory Gardner. Tell him that our health and the pocketbooks of ordinary Americans are more important than giving tax breaks to the lobbyists on K Street.
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