Saturday, September 9, 2017

the last book I ever read (Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken, excerpt twelve)

from Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken:

Donald Trump’s health care plan, as expressed during his campaign, was as follows: “Repeal Obamacare and replace it with something terrific.”

Okay, that’s not the entire plan. Trump later elaborated on “something terrific,” explaining that his plan would be “so much better, so much better, so much better.”

When he was elected, it became clear that “repeal” was now a real possibility. The “replace” part, however, was as much of a mystery as it had always been. Over the previous six years, Republicans had voted more than sixty times to repeal the law. They had offered zero plans to replace it.

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