After spending what feels like the entirety of America’s existence railing against Obamacare, the Republican party, now firmly in control of the House, Senate and White House, finally dropped their replacement bill.
It left some things to be desired. Not only are Democrats naturally unhappy with it, even people within the GOP are decrying it as “Obamacare 2.0.” The bill removes federal government subsidies for insurance, replacing them with tax credits. It maintains Obamacare’s more popular policies, such as the ban on denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Left-leaning Twitter naturally had a field day with it, juxtaposing the “good Obamacare” with the “bad GOP replacement.”
Obamacare vs. GOP replacement plan pic.twitter.com/mEBKPcow6o— Christofurrr (@kuusela34) March 7, 2017
Obamacare vs. GOP Replacement pic.twitter.com/ghikTlabMJ— Rebecca Watson (@rebeccawatson) March 7, 2017
Obamacare vs. House GOP Replacement pic.twitter.com/vaIJcZuV9u— G (@XGroverX) March 7, 2017
obamacare vs. the GOP replacement pic.twitter.com/f1dEFLzcCc— Blind Chow (@BlindChow) March 7, 2017
ObamaCare vs. GOP Replacement pic.twitter.com/lvnuLFC8YQ— jacqueline (@jackiecarbajal) March 7, 2017
The president, though, was happy with his party’s efforts.
Our wonderful new Healthcare Bill is now out for review and negotiation. ObamaCare is a complete and total disaster – is imploding fast!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2017