Do Republicans Understand the Point of Healthcare?
The Congressional Budget Office has finally come out with its big analysis of the Republican Party's plan to replace Obamacare, and surprise, surprise, a lot people are going to lose their health insurance if this thing becomes the law - 24 million of them in fact.
This is not the big, beautiful healthcare plan that Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail - but what can you expect from people who fundamentally don't understand that healthcare is a right, not a privilege?
So the numbers really aren't good here for Republicans. According to the CBO:
- 14 million will lose health insurance by 2018
- 24 million people will lose health insurance by 2026
- Out-of-pocket costs like deductibles will be higher than under Obamacare
- In total, 6 million more people will be uninsured in 2026 than there were in 2009, leaving a total of 52 million uninsured
Isn't the ultimate problem here that Republicans are treating healthcare like a commodity and thus a privilege as opposed to a fundamental human right?