Donald Trump recently commented about health care reform, “It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” To that, John Oliver replied, “Everybody knew that! Everybody knew health care is complicated — literally everybody! It is the one thing people know about health care: it’s complicated.” The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was made public on March 6. It’s called the American Health Care Act, and because turnabout is fair play it is already widely known as Trumpcare. “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” tackled the new proposal. Watch his take on it above.
“You may not have wanted it, it looks awful, but it’s here anyway,” said Oliver. “Try to think of it as the legislative equivalent of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5: The Curse of Johnny Depp Getting Divorced and Needing the Money’ … The early reviews of this thing have been rough.” The new law has been under fire from both ends of the political spectrum. The right considers the new bill too similar to Obamacare, while the left disapproves of its built-in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and changes that will likely cause millions of poorer and elderly people to lose their health coverage entirely.
And when considering the Americans who may lose bigly under the new proposal, that includes lots of Trump supporters. Oliver sums that up thusly: “It’s like if the people of Pompeii voted for the volcano.” Watch Oliver’s complete take on Trumpcare above. What do you think? Discuss this and more in our forums.
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