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A Tax Cut for the Rich

No matter what political party you belong to or if you’re an independent, you should be scared regarding the bill approved by the House of Representatives. There are numerous articles that explain the differences between the House plan and Obama care and therefore, I want to mainly focus on the underlying motive for House Republicans to pass their health care plan.

We should all quit calling the plan passed by the GOP, healthcare but instead refer to it as a massive tax cut for the wealthy and a redistribution of wealth from the poorest among us, to the top 2% in this country. The GOP plan reduces Medicaid by nearly $1 trillion. Medicaid monies are utilized to pay for healthcare that the poorest people would otherwise not be able to afford. The reason for the reduction in Medicaid and dramatic reductions in the health services provided to the number of people covered is to pay for the Trump tax plan. This diversion will further give the top 2% of the wealthiest Americans substantial additional income.

The Republican Party cannot proceed with the implementation of the tax cuts without paying for them. So they are diverting money currently budgeted for the poor and what some have called the reverse Robin Hood affect. A reduction in the provisions currently included within the Obama care substantially reduces medical costs and therefore the Medicaid funds currently utilized for healthcare, can be eliminated.

R.J. Intindola

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