The AHCA Is Being Resurrected... And Moving To The Ideological Right For Approval
You may recall, as it wasn't entirely too long ago, that "Trumpcare", or the AHCA as it is so inappropriately called, was quite the failure in Congress. The Democrats, including those in the "center-left" category, railed against it, economists jested, healthcare professionals jeered, and insurance companies rejoiced as capitalism inched its way farther into the last place it belongs; Healthcare. Why anyone in their right mind would wish to let unbridled capitalism determine the course of the American healthcare system is particularly lacking in mental fortitude. At any rate, the "AHCA" has returned, and this time with the support of the "Freedom Caucus", the ultra-right-wing cluster-something of hyper-capitalist stooges of the corporate elite; Representative Mo Brooks, for example, though he rejected the former prototype of the bill, now says he is "tickled pink" at the revised edition. So what evil so great has befallen us that our next healthcare system should pass with the approval of such men? Well, according to Rep. Mike Coffman, whom "The Hill" refers to as a "centrist Republican" claims that the revised edition needs to be reviewed, as it is a "complicated proposal". However complicated the proposal may be, it involves the administration's continuance of government subsidies, at least in the meantime, for the Affordable Care Act. POLITICO reports that the revival of the failed legislation is more of "a creep back into existence, nudged along by the freedom caucus..." who had before soundly rejected the presidents healthcare proposal. POLITICO also reports that the president, using the oval office "to woo lawmakers who were on the fence" reportedly had absolutely no 'sales pitch' for the revised bill, stating that "no one is getting what they want... but we have to get a win", which quite frankly resounds with the fact that Trump is approaching the media's exacerbated 100-day mark, and most likely wishes to conclude this tumultuous period with some semblance of victory. Per April 26th, there were 50 Republicans unsure about the direction in which to cast their vote with regard to the resurrected AHCA. You can read more with respect to statements made by lawmakers on "TrumpCare 2.0" in The Guardian's Article.