Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Republican leaders are adding a $75 billion magic asterisk to their Obamacare repeal plan

Matthew Yglesias · Monday, March 20, 2017, 9:23 pm

It will help older people in some totally unspecified way. Allegedly.

In an effort to blunt the disastrous impact of the American Health Care Act on older Americans, House Republican leaders are adding a provision that would set aside $75 billion to do ... something unspecified.

Really. According to Politico, the new version of the bill will not say at all what to do with the $75 billion. Instead it will just “instruct the Senate” to come up with a plan to use the money to help people between the ages of 50 and 64.

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