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Put Trumpcare Out of Its Misery

Another iteration, another dud.
Calling on moderates to kill the bill.

Calling on moderates to kill the bill.

Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Congressional Republicans have just produced their latest version of Trumpcare. On the plus side, this one gives up on earlier proposals to repeal three taxes that the Affordable Care Act imposes on the wealthy, making it a bit less fiscally reckless. On the minus side, it's still a terrible plan.   

It's designed to drastically weaken America's health security -- and it's therefore a woeful alternative to Obamacare. Exactly how much worse won't be known until next week, when the Congressional Budget Office issues its evaluation. What's clear right now is that moderate Republicans in the Senate should reject it.