My view: GOP Obamacare ‘replacement’ offered wealthy tax cuts, not worker health care

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

FILE – House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and the House GOP leadership, talks to reporters at the Republican National Committee headquarter on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, about their response to the deadly shooting in Orlando.

The House Republicans’ so-called “replacement” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a huge tax giveaway to the rich and corporations that threatens the health insurance of 24 million low and moderate-income Americans. Even though I’m one of the fortunate few who stood to gain, I was against the plan because I knew my grandmother wouldn’t approve.

She’s the one who taught me we’re all supposed to look out for each other. That’s why the company I co-founded in 1986 provides health insurance for our employees, even though the cost is substantial and continues to increase.

The ACA levies taxes on wealthy households and health care companies to help fund health insurance for working families who otherwise couldn’t afford it. The GOP plan would have reversed that process, taking away health care from those who need it most to fund $600 billion in tax breaks that mostly benefit those who really don’t need it.

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