Trumpcare isn’t popular. But universal healthcare would be | Kate Aronoff

Liberal pundits and elected officials have seemed dead-set on occupying a neoliberal middle ground on healthcare. That’s not a winning strategy

The Congressional Budget Office predicts that 22 million people will be left uninsured by the Republican Senate healthcare plan, voting on which will now happen after the Fourth of July recess. “It’s not that people are getting pushed off a plan,” Paul Ryan told Fox & Friends after those numbers were released on Monday. “It’s that people will choose not to buy something that they don’t like or want.”

Ryan claims to have been dreaming of slashing social programs since his days doing keg stands, and when he and other Republicans managed to push the similarly disastrous American Health Care Act through the House, they wheeled out cases of beer to celebrate. Under that House bill, 23 million were expected to go without healthcare. These proposals and the Republicans backing them aren’t just “mean”, as Senate Democrats are calling Trumpcare. They’re sadistic.

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