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Conservatives Lash Out At ‘Republican Welfare’ As Opposition To ‘Ryancare’ Grows


What is the true nickname for the GOP healthcare plan; Ryancare or Trumpcare or is it just gonna be called “crap” by those enrolled – PB/TK

Conservatives Lash Out At ‘Republican Welfare’ As Opposition To ‘Ryancare’ Grows – By Ryan Grim , Matt Fuller 03/07/2017

WASHINGTON ― The Republican Study Committee, an influential group of House conservatives, called it “a Republican welfare entitlement.” Conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks, a major force on the right, put it simply: “This is ObamaCare-lite.” Over at Breitbart News, the lodestar of the Trump administration, readers variously dubbed it “Ryancare,” “Obamacare 2.0,” “Soroscare” or, for the wonks, “unEarned Income Tax Credit II.”

The brewing conservative opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s reform of the Affordable Care Act centers on what Ryan calls “advanceable refundable tax credits” that could be used to subsidize the purchase of health insurance.

Conservatives are making the case ― quite accurately ― that such a payment is, in principle, no different than the subsidies already created by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. For a campaign based on principle, that’s a devastating critique.

The only difference, in the end, is that Ryan’s subsidies are smaller than those in the current health care law. “Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare,” concludes an RSC staff report obtained by The Huffington Post and first reported by Bloomberg.

Continue to huffingtonpost.com article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/conservatives-ryancare-republican-welfare_us_58bed995e4b033be1468b462?


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