TrumpCare’s first draft was written in secret. Obamacare was written largely in the public view.
TrumpCare was written over the course of a few weeks. Obamacare was written over the course of four months.
When drafting Trumpcare, Republicans didn’t get public input from doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, or patients’ advocacy groups. Democrats held public hearings with doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and advocacy groups to get their input on early drafts.
TrumpCare was introduced to the House before the Congressional Budget Office had a chance to estimate how much money TrumpCare would save or cost, or how many people would lose their insurance. Obamacare went through multiple revisions, most of which were reviewed by the CBO.
TrumpCare was reviewed by two House committees in two marathon sessions, with all indications that the Republican-controlled Congress plans to push TrumpCare through Congress as quickly as possible. Obamacare was reviewed and amended and ultimately passed after six additional months of amendments and political wrangling in hopes of getting Republicans to sign on.
TrumpCare supporters include… well, almost no-one. Even conservative think tanks hate TrumpCare, mostly because it’s not a full repeal of Obamacare.
Obamacare was a mostly successful attempt to improve healthcare for everyone. It was based on facts and the Democrats cared enough to try to do it right, even if the final result wasn’t perfect.
And TrumpCare? TrumpCare is an attempt to undo nearly everything good about Obamacare and amplify nearly everything bad, all in the service of Republican ideology rather than in the service of We The People.
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