Is the House Obamacare replacement bill an early April Fool’s joke?

The long national health care nightmare is over.  As promised for years by congressional Republicans and by President Donald Trump, Obamacare is in its final season.  No next season.  Only reruns playing on a continuous loop in the future Obama Presidential Library. On Monday, the House of Representatives released the long anticipated Obamacare repeal and replacement bill.  Let's take a look at a few of the key provisions.  Is this the replacement that we have been waiting for, or is it an early April Fool's joke? The House bill kicks the knees out from Obamacare – specifically, subsidies to purchase insurance, Medicaid expansion, and mandates that everyone purchase health care insurance or else.  That's the repeal.  Not a total repeal, but good start. What about replacement?  The crux of the House plan is a refundable tax credit ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 a year – less for younger individuals, more for older...(Read Full Post)