Today the President and Republicans celebrated the AHCA passing the House. They celebrated the political “win” even though it means higher premiums, a pre-existing conditions loophole, and potentially millions of fellow Americans losing health coverage. They celebrated for rushing the bill through before the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office could evaluate the effects. They celebrated knowing it doesn’t have support in the Senate and will get overhauled. There’s a steep hill to climb before any of the provisions in the AHCA actually become law, but they celebrated anyway.
I think Jimmy Kimmel said it well just the other night;
“This isn’t football. There are no teams. We are the team. It’s the United States. Don’t let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants.”
I don’t care which party is “winning.” I care about affordable healthcare and taking care of my family when they get sick.