Nancy Pelosi once famously said of Obamacare: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”
Now she says of the Republican repeal and replace bill: “Show us the numbers as to how many people will be thrown off.”
Why not wait and see? Can it be any worse than Obamacare, which has driven up costs and not lived up to its promised coverage and cost taxpayers billions of dollars and has driven doctors away?
A summary of the bill says it will dismantle Obamacare taxes that hamper job creation and increase insurance costs. It will keep children on parents’ insurance and not allow insurers to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. It will give more power to states. Allow individuals to spend their health care dollars as they wish. It will provide tax credits for purchasing insurance, just as businesses get now.
Writing in The Wall Street Journal today, two of the bill’s authors say, “Our fiscally responsible plan will lower costs for patients and begin returning control from Washington back to the states, so that they can tailor their health-care systems to their unique communities. The bill will improve access to care and restore the free market, increasing innovation, competition and choice.”