Christmas time is almost upon us and so is the GOP's annual attempt to gut Medicaid.
The expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare may be the most crucial and successful aspect of the Affordable Care Act, but Senate Republicans are reportedly developing a plan that is "centered" around rolling back the expansion.
McConnell presented a plan to Senate Republicans on Monday evening that centered on winding down the expansion of Medicaid in Obamacare for low-income Americans over two years, according to lawmakers. The proposal would gradually phase out Medicaid expansion in preparation for the next president to enact a new health care reform law. It would also scrap a medical device tax and so-called "Cadillac tax" for high-cost plans. In contrast with the House plan, the bill would eliminate the subsidies available to help consumers buy insurance.
To be clear, Senate Republicans want to repeal the expansion of Medicaid even though they can't say for sure that the next president will pass another reform bill to replace it.
What could possibly go wrong?
Eliminating subsidies would dramatically increase the cost of insurance for millions of Americans and scrapping the device and Cadillac taxes would increase the cost for the federal government.
Why do Republicans want to dramatically increase costs for both average Americans and the government? For freedumb and liberty?
President Obama obviously won't sign this bill into law.