If you’re going to pass sweeping legislation that could have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans, it’s probably a good idea to ensure you’ve paid attention to every single detail.
And nothing says carelessness quite like a typo—especially when that typo is in an acronym you made up.
Such is the case for House Republicans, whose official Twitter account on Thursday tweeted out a quiz about the American Healthcare Act, or AHCA, with a letter flip-flop that caught voters as a dire oversight.
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) March 18, 2017
Of course, anyone could make this mistake, and it is not necessarily indicative of the care House Republicans put into crafting the AHCA. But given that the legislation had just 17 percent support in late March, Senate Republicans have refused to vote on it at all, and at least three members of Congress didn’t even read the bill, maybe double-checking tweets before posting them isn’t such a bad plan.
Oh, and then there’s the fact that the bill actually was quickly slapped together. “Like y’all, I’m still waiting to see if it’s a boy or a girl,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Thursday. “Any bill that has been posted less than 24 hours, going to be debated three or four hours, not scored? Needs to be viewed with suspicion.”