Republicans are keeping their promise to American voters. They have introduced the American Health Care Act.
There are three main components of the AHCA that you should know about:
• First, it repeals every single one of the taxes in Obamacare. The individual mandate and medical device tax are both eliminated.
• Second, it sends Medicaid spending back to the states, and also puts a cap on Medicaid spending.
• Finally, it introduces tax credits for lower and middle income Americans to help with the cost of health care.
There are some in Congress, especially in the Freedom Caucus, who have complaints about the American Health Care Act. They must remember that the perfect must not be an enemy of the good.
There is a lot at stake here. The AHCA isn’t the only part of making this country come back. Regulation reform and tax reform are essential as well as a larger, rebuilt defense. But this is the key foundation.