Paul Putyen: Trumpcare is really a corporate tax cut
July 12, 2017
My research indicates that Trumpcare is a corporate tax cut disguised as a health care bill. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Senate’s Trumpcare bill will kick 22 million people — 15 million by next year — off health insurance.
It will decimate Medicaid for nearly 40 million women and 50 percent of newborns. And it bars Medicaid enrollees from accessing any kind of care at Planned Parenthood health centers, which serve 2.4 million patients annually.
Trumpcare eliminates guaranteed coverage for life-saving cervical and breast cancer screenings, abolishes comprehensive maternity care and domestic violence screenings, defunds Planned Parenthood and makes it harder for women to access birth control and emergency contraception.
It also phases out health care funding for poor people, while giving over half a trillion dollars in tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy. I would prefer to stick with Obamacare.