Winners and losers in GOP health insurance plan...
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The GOP elite in Washington say, “TrumpCare gives everyone access to healthcare.” Well, and I have access to buying a million-dollar yacht, too. Doesn’t mean I can’t afford it.

Paul Ryan and Company want to ram this stinker through Congress before anyone gets a good look at it, especially the Congressional Budget Office. However, first-pass analysis indicates the following: Winners — the least vulnerable: young, healthy, wealthy, health care CEOs (yuuuuge tax breaks for them), and health insurance companies. Losers — the most vulnerable: old, poor, sick.

Healthcare as policy and law is complicated, but how it affects each of us in our daily lives is pretty simple. We either have decent coverage at affordable cost, or we don’t. And we each know where we personally stand on that coverage-cost curve. It ain’t rocket science at the family level. When we start having to make choices between healthcare insurance and rent or healthcare insurance and food on the table, we’ll know we’re in the loser bracket of the TrumpDoesn’tCare plan.

Dishonest Don and the bull elephants in Washington don’t care about you. They only care about their personal business interests, or those from whom they take millions in campaign money.

—Scott Bell

West Jordan

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