Join the news democracyWhere your votes decide the Top 100
House Republicans released the long-awaited plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act on Monday.
The tax on people who don't purchase healthcare has been repealed, and the plan, unsurprisingly, benefits high income healthy people, to the detriment of the lower income and sick.
The replacement plan changes what benefits health insurance plans must cover and also changes what insurers can charge enrollees on the plan.
The plan will also end Medicaid expansion on 1 January 2020. States will however, be able to continue to enrolling people in the program.
Gosh, the House GOP shows they really care about sick people, women, and the elderly with this new #AHCA… https://t.co/GOdNcrdJIn — DrDinD 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@DrDinD 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊)
#Trumpcare @POTUS @realDonaldTrump You promised to cover everyone! @SpeakerRyan #repealandreplace… https://t.co/voBemufKom — Healthcare4ALL (@Healthcare4ALL)
I have #epilepsy and am 26. Under #Trumpcare my employer is not required to provide me insurance. — Aditi Juneja (@Aditi Juneja)
If I made sure I didn't make money (despite going to law school), I could get Medicaid but would then have a per person limit on coverage. — Aditi Juneja (@Aditi Juneja)
My medications cost about half my rent currently so I'd have to decide between paying rent and not having seizures. — Aditi Juneja (@Aditi Juneja)
Obamacare vs. Trumpcare https://t.co/CFLKxNf5lS — Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett)
ObamaCare vs. GOP Replacement https://t.co/lvnuLFC8YQ — jackie (@jackie)
Obamacare VS GOP replacement https://t.co/gdiKPm7vP8 — Hana Michels (@Hana Michels)
Obamacare vs. the GOP replacement bill https://t.co/4Fma6NS5qK — Becky Hammer (@Becky Hammer)
Obamacare vs. GOP replacement https://t.co/4ab9FtJedm — Knight of Cerebus | カルナッジュ (@Knight of Cerebus | カルナッジュ)
Obamacare vs. the GOP replacement https://t.co/Sagwd2hU30 — pat tobin (@pat tobin)
Obamacare v TrumpCare
#ACARepeal #inners https://t.co/0AioOyv1sP — Tamarra The Aries (@Tamarra The Aries)
Obamacare v. #Trumpcare https://t.co/nKao2xeh7U — JLF88 (@JLF88)
Obamacare v. GOP replacement
#ACA #AHCA #Trumpcare https://t.co/8bqpX9iQTs — Drinks and Wings (@Drinks and Wings)
Obamacare vs GOP Replacement https://t.co/Dsr7vlKs01 — Droll Meets Bawdy (@Droll Meets Bawdy)
To be fair, Trump's healthcare is probably the most expensive to the taxpayer.
The approximate $10m US taxpayers have spent on his golf trips to Mar-a-Lago make for a pretty ineffective and costly exercise regime for one person.
More: This Bernie Sanders moment is the greatest healthcare meme of all time
More: Obama’s travel and safety expenses were about $97m over 8 years. Trump is already at $10m