The revised health bill cuts taxes less without doing anything to boost coverage

We cannot explain why. But it’s what they did.

Mitch McConnell’s original Affordable Care Act repeal bill featured a large number of important changes to the individual health insurance market, but its centerpiece was really an enormous tax cut, overwhelmingly slanted to high-income households, paid for through draconian cuts to Medicaid.

The revised version of the bill significantly scales back on the tax cutting by ditching two particular provisions that were incredibly regressive.


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