House Republicans, with Paul Ryan at the helm, just came up with their plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act. Among the plan's highlights are:
Medical savings accounts, which pretty much places the onus of paying health care costs on the individual:
A rollback of Medicaid expansion and a fixed amount for each state to spend on the program any way the wish, including allowing states to implement work requirements for recipients to get it:
The right of states to "charge reasonable enforceable premiums or offer a limited benefit package" and produce" and use “waiting lists and enrollment caps" for some Medicaid beneficiaries (in other words, rationed care), and:
Raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67, rather than moving toward a "Medicare for all" system.
There's more, but I won't dignify this odious idea with any more highlights . . . or any details.
Except it to pass, though, if the Democrats get blown out of the water on Election Day.