After almost 8 years of non-stop whining, crying and throwing tantrums, after over 60 votes to repeal ACA (aka Obamacare fka RomneyCare) the GOP announced their much ballyhooed replacement. Strangely enough the "conservatives" have yet to comment. So what say you?
I have not researched it yet, but from what I hear of conservative pundits on TV, it's just Obamacare with some wording switched around. Sigh.
The thing is - we're effing screwed, because once people perceive that they're getting an entitlement, you simply cannot take it away. Nevermind the fact that independent contractors like myself were lied to and had their excellent, low cost policies outlawed, then thrown over a barrel and screwed anally with no lube by Obamacare, the very first person who says "I lost coverage because of Trumpcare!" under a Republican let decision and the media will be on it 24/7 until the Republican's politicians cave and go back to the crumbling, economy crippling Obamacare. They will destroy Republicans if they truly repeal Obamacare.
The republican politicians know this. It doesn't matter if the purist conservative voters are right and repeal is best. You simply cannot take away an entitlement once Americans "feel" it's free, the fact that it's actually very expensive is irrelevant.
Hopefully the republicans will come up with something better than Obamacare where costs can come back down but I really think it's too late and we are screwed. Americans now believe people are entitled to health insurance at any point in time even if they wait until they are old and ill to apply for it. As long as we are going to force insurance companies to cover people regardless of pre-existing conditions and regardless of their history with maintaining coverage, I can't imagine how prices can get under control. Also, how can we take away the medicare expansion? Where will the money for that come from in the future? We're F*cked, IMO.
ONE GOOD THING - I hear that they're taking away the stupid "mandatory" coverage for things like pregnancy and other conditions that not everyone needs, so hopefully catastrophic health care policies can make a comeback. That might bring prices down for some of us.