Mitch McConnell

Skinny repeal: Yet another terrible health care idea from the GOP

Skinny repeal: Yet another terrible health care idea from the GOP

Just when you thought Republicans had exhausted the universe of bad ideas for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears poised to pull out yet another loser: the “skinny repeal.” What’s so bizarre about it is that it does nothing to address — or even exacerbates — the aspects of Obamacare that have been driving the effort to repeal and replace the act for the last decade. It is at best a cynical ploy to make conservative voters believe Republicans have followed through with their years of promises to repeal the ACA, and at worst, it’s a sneaky plan to ram through a more radical bill with even less transparency than the GOP has...

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