There are lots of reports today that show the Republicans’ health care plan would help the rich and hurt the poor. But, Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-WVa) put it best.
“I got an older population, I got a poorer population, and I got an opiate issue we need to clean up,” Manchin said. “And now, talk about insult to injury. You’ve got to have a moral compass inside of you. You can’t do that. Look at the elderly, look at the poor, look at the sick. How can you look at yourself and say, ‘Okay, I’ll help the person who needs help the least, the wealthiest people, with more tax cuts, because I’m going to be taking away from the elderly population?” (Reported in the Washington Post on 3/14)
For a more reasoned analysis, click on the NY Times article “Republican Obamacare Repeal Would Benefit Wealthiest.”
For an analysis of the effects in Wisconsin, read this report by Jon Peacock of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Click here.