Washington, DC: The GOP health care plan, better known as the AHCA or “American Health Care Act” failed to gain enough votes to even be voted on yesterday. The plan was favored by the majority of Republicans in the house, and by the President, because it included massive tax cuts for Uber wealthy Americans, even though it would have dumped an estimated 24-26 million sick and elderly Americans off of their health insurance coverage.
The main resistance on the right was from the so-called “Freedom Caucus” of old white men.
RFN reporter Andy Mocksham was able to ask a few questions to the caucus leader, Mark Meadows of North Carolina. When asked why he was so against women and children having basic health coverage. He replied:
“The Presidents support for a change that would strip out Obamacare’s requirement for insurance plans covering maternity care, mental health treatment, preventive services, and a host of other essential health benefits, fell short of my caucuses demands.”
“We also wanted to repeal the insurance regulations forbidding discrimination based on pre-existing conditions and lifetime coverage limits. And that is a nonstarter for us Mocksham. Jesus H Christ on a cracker, the snowflake liberals even took out the language that would allow men to drag their women by the hair into a cave to give birth the way God intended!”
“That is unacceptable!”
“I guess we just move on to a tax reform bill that is not disguised as health care reform.”