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Max Nisen

The ACA Replacement Plan is Already Dead

Legislative incompetence is a lifeline to companies that rely on Medicaid.

The Republican party had seven years to draft a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. House leadership finally unveiled a plan Monday night, only to see it immediately re-veiled -- with a death shroud. 

The proposed bill manages to do about four things successfully: It cuts taxes for wealthy people, ends Medicaid as we know it to help pay for those tax cuts, reduces the number of Americans who can afford health insurance, and angers such a wide variety of voting constituencies that it is effectively dead on arrival.