The Republican Congress has finally come up with two bills that will replace some pieces of Obamacare.
It's now being revealed that the Congressional Budget Office won't be able to score the law, so legislators and taxpayers won't know how much the plan will cost. At the same time, millions still won't be covered. There will be massive cuts to Medicaid, meaning low-income people will no longer be covered.
Expansion of Medicaid to cover more low-income people will be phased out over time so many won't lose their healthcare immediately, but they'll lose it in 2020. Planned Parenthood will be defunded in the GOP's new plan, so 2.5 million women will no longer be able to get birth control or mammograms. Insurance companies will get a substantial tax break, which they can use for CEO bonuses. If you have a pre-existing condition you better not stop paying for healthcare because the second that you aren't covered, your pre-existing condition is also no longer covered.
Perhaps that is why Twitter was aghast and angry Tuesday morning, lighting up the internet with mockery and shame for President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress.
See the best examples below:
Say what? #Trumpcare I was promised a "full repeal" because it was a "disaster." Liars...— JohnWalvoord (@JohnWalvoord) 1488886112.0
#Trumpcare: When Trump supporters finally realize that screwing people of color also means screwing themselves— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young)))) 1488887772.0
#Trumpcare looks a lot like #AntiWomenCare with paps, birth control and mammograms no longer covered. https://t.co/bW735DstCf— Zoey Bartlet-Young (@Zoey Bartlet-Young) 1488887999.0
I think my chances of dying from #Trumpcare now outweigh my chances of dying from a terrorist attack(homegrown, that is). #NoClue— PatLabatt (@PatLabatt) 1488887550.0
Yup. As has been noted: Obamacare vs. Trumpcare. https://t.co/EFwiVi6PKw— Jerry Saltz (@Jerry Saltz) 1488861753.0
Well, #Trumpcare looks awful, but like so many ventures with the word "Trump" in it, it's bound to go bankrupt anyway.— SpideyTerry (@SpideyTerry) 1488887484.0
The GOP should just start charging people $20 to yell at the Republican "leader" of their choice. #TrumpCare would be funded instantly.— Sarah Dean (@Sarah Dean) 1488888312.0
The two words #TRUMP & #CARE should not ever never ever be used in the same sentence #Trumpcare— Lindiwe Suttle Mueller-Westernhagen (@Lindiwe Suttle Mueller-Westernhagen) 1488887424.0
#obamacare vs #Trumpcare https://t.co/9wVz6QPAWt— ashish samant (@ashish samant) 1488889151.0
Obamacare vs Trumpcare https://t.co/EO0jaSVA7k— Elleigh Kae (@Elleigh Kae) 1488889479.0
#Trumpcare is the new #Obamacare https://t.co/L3YDtzeRqE— Studio Base (@Studio Base) 1488879016.0
#Trumpcare giving more tax breaks to the wealthy, making the poor pay what they don't have and making sure middle class gets screwed.— Sue (@Sue) 1488889158.0
#Trumpcare is a huge tax cut for the rich paid for by cutting Medicaid, which you promised not to do. It hurts cove… https://t.co/gJ5e99yic0— Rep. Don Beyer (@Rep. Don Beyer) 1488889060.0