Originally Posted by Snowman Prophet of Doom
The GOP has convinced people ACA already goes after these people in the form of increased premiums. I think they're hoping this will be an abstract enough way of screwing people over, and affect few enough people, people won't mind because they'll be back to paying less for shitty plans that cover very little.
Yeah I don't think that's going to actually work if the AHCA actually passes and becomes law.
People don't like having their healthcare fucked with, ESPECIALLY when it involves rising costs or losing coverage. And from the looks of things this bill is going to do a shitload of things that will make people immediately notice a loss of coverage AND there are recent reports that this won't even decrease premiums at all.
This isn't like "Trump/Russia", "immigration", or "Climate Change" where people will easily have a mental disconnect from the issue. This is healthcare. We may still have some uninsured people in America, but the vast majority of people in America rely on SOME kind of healthcare that they tend to keep track of and they WILL notice changes to.