Most rational human beings, when faced with a bowl of lint sprinkled with lemon juice versus a bowl of lukewarm gruel, would reject both. Yet, the fact remains that the lukewarm gruel is the better choice. And that is what is being served up by Republicans with the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson repeal of ObamaCare.
Let’s face it: to describe ObamaCare as a bowl of lemon infused lint is an insult to bowls of lint everywhere. ObamaCare is a disaster: the latest official estimates show that 1,478 counties, or over 45 percent of counties in the U.S., will have just one insurance company in 2018. Add to that fact that premiums are set to rise yet another 15 percent in 2018. Before that premium rise, family plans have already risen 140 percent since the end of 2013.
Now, faced with less than two weeks to repeal ObamaCare under budget reconciliation rules, Republicans have slid a tepid bowl of gruel across the table to the American people. To be fair, the GOP repeal is not completely awful; there is the ability, if one closes his eyes and plugs his nose, to choke it down.
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