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Every Single False Republican Criticism of Obamacare Applies Perfectly to Trumpcare
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Every Single False Republican Criticism of Obamacare Applies Perfectly to Trumpcare

Author Neera Tanden points out that Republicans campaigned on the Affordable Care Act's high costs but then created a bill that raises, not decreases, those costs for families.

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  •  (Neera Tanden)
    Neera Tanden

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its analysis of the House GOP’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The result is about as damning as it gets. According to the CBO, 24 million people will lose health insurance over the next decade under the Republican bill, including 14 million in the next year alone.

I served on President Obama’s healthcare reform team and worked on the Hill to get the legislation passed. It was apparent to me then that many of the Republicans’ criticisms of the ACA were wrong, and yet they now apply to the House GOP bill that Speaker Paul Ryan introduced last week.

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 (Neera Tanden)

Neera Tanden

President and CEO of the Center for American Progress