GOPCare: Take Coverage Away from 24 Million People and Cost an Additional $186 Billion

David Kurtz: So Much Winning (TPM; published 23 March 2017)

The nugget that probably best captures the day came from the Congressional Budget Office. It assessed the most recent version of the bill and concluded that it will still take coverage away from 24 million people, just like the original version of the bill, but will cost an additional $186 billion to do so.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/cbo-revised-bill-spends-186-billion-more-to-not-cover-the-same-24-million-people

 

Paul Krugman: The Scammers, the Scammed and America’s Fate (NY Times Column)

This false symmetry [by the media] — downplaying the awfulness of some candidates, vastly exaggerating the flaws of their opponents — isn’t the only reason America is in the mess it’s in. But it’s an important part of the story. And now we’re all about to pay the price.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/opinion/the-scammers-the-scammed-and-americas-fate.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fpaul-krugman&action=click&contentCollection=opinion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection&_r=0

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