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Rachel Maddow Details the Carnage Trumpcare Will Inflict on Tens of Millions of Americans

The bill could signal the largest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in U.S. history.

Rachel Maddow could not hold back about the catastrophe that is Trumpcare; the AHCA just passed by the Republicans House of Representatives. Maddow spent the time to detail the pain that the AHCA will inflict on Americans if it ever became the law of the land.

Maddow explained with numbers the increased in premiums caused by various preexisting conditions in this excerpted video. The premiums would be unaffordable and as such tantamount to not having insurance at all.

 

Rachel Maddow details the AHCA's carnage

Maddow then went on to enumerate some of the major draconian features of the bill.

  1. States can get waivers which will allow insurance companies to charge more for preexisting conditions.
  2. States can opt out of rules that require insurance companies from providing some basic services.
  3. Mental health coverage and drug coverage and other similar services will wither away.
  4. Insurance companies can charge old people five times more for insurance than they do young people.
  5. Big companies no longer have to provide health insurance to their employees.
  6. Hospitals will suffer as they lose revenue from both less insured customers and at the same time they do not recover the reduced fees agreed upon when Obamacare was passed.
  7. If you are poor and dependent on Medicaid, brace yourself, it will be cut substantially.

Maddow did find one sweet spot in the new bill. If you are rich and you make over $200,000 a year, you will partake of a $300 billion tax cut.

The AHCA is likely the largest wealth transfer from the poor and middle-class to the rich in the history of the United States. It is clear why Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, and all the heartless politicians who forced this bill were at the White House overjoyed. It takes a certain type of evil to rejoice after passing a bill that will hurt millions and kill thousands.

Learn why Single-Payer/Medicare-For-All is our future. MSNBC's Ali Velshi explained, that the free market simply does not work for health insurance, period. Chuck Todd recently pointed out that the AHCA decimates coverage for all but mostly to the Trump voter.

Call your Senators and Congressional Representatives every day and let them know you do not want the Affordable Care Act repealed. Also tell them they must support H.R. 676, Medicare-for-all. If you do not know how to get in touch with them, click here.

Egberto Willies is a political activist, radio hostblogger, and author. 

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