What’s in the GOP Health Care Bill? Who Cares?

  • JOHN DICKERSON: So tell me what in the bill you’ve been negotiating to get–
  • JOHN DICKERSON: –in that helps your supporters. I’m just trying to get the details of how your people–
  • PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Let me just tell you.
  • JOHN DICKERSON: –will be helped.
  • PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I just watched another network than yours, and they were saying, “Pre-existing is not covered.” Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it. I said, “Has to be.”

…but pre-existing conditions are explicitly NOT covered in the latest version of the GOP Health Care bill.  It was the allowing of waivers, so states can opt to let insurers charge more to people with pre-existing conditions that got the GOP Freedom Caucus to support the latest version of the bill.  Does the president not understand this?

And that’s just one example.

He appears not to understand what is in the bill, and appears not to care that he doesn’t understand.  He’s pushing for its passage anyway, and promising heaven if it passes.

What are we to make of a president who is unconcerned at the gaping chasm between the words that come from his mouth and anything happening in the actual world that we all inhabit?

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