You really don't need to know too much about the Senate Health Care Bill that has now been shelved until at least July 11th. Why? Because there really isn't too much to it, as Paul Krugman pointed out on Twitter today in a very simple yet brutal chart:
You can discount Trump and the Republican Party's promise of affordable health care that covers more people for less money. You can discount their promises to look after seniors and ensure the vulnerable get the care they need -- and you can particularly ignore Trump's promise to cover all Americans with his tremendous health care bill. This is, and always was complete bullshit. The Republican health care bill is about one thing, and one thing only: transferring more money to the rich.
It isn't clear whether Trump and the Republicans intend to hurt women, the poor, the disabled, the old, and the vulnerable. What is clear though, is that they don't care if they do. Every reputable analysis shows Trumpcare and the latest Senate bill to be a tragic disaster in the making. As long as the Republicans fulfill their obligations to the rich people who paid for them to get elected, they are willing to spend every ounce of political capital they have to get the harmful legislation through. It seems odd, ghoulish even, that these people would work day and night to ensure they transfer billions back to wealthy Americans who don't need it. But then modern Republicanism has been built on vilifying the poor and glorifying the wealthy.
Republican attempts to destroy Obamacare -- the nation's first steps towards universal health coverage -- has nothing to do with Obamacare itself. It has nothing to with providing health care to Americans either, as it's name would suggest. It is simply a gigantic tax cut for the wealthy, and nothing more. I