'World's Greatest Healthcare Plan' Will Cut Off Millions
Obamacare may be replaced with the "World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017,” a new bill introduced in the U.S.House of Representatives that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and favor a privatized system.
The act, introduced by Representative Pete Sessions last week, is similar to one he introduced last year with nearly the same name: "World's Greatest Healthcare Plan Act of 2016." The 2017 version would cut employer and individual mandates while keeping a few features like keeping coverage for pre-existing conditions.
"He wholeheartedly believes in this plan, and he believes that Republicans have the best plan for health care," his spokesperson told USA Today. Sessions, a Tea Partyer, previously made headlines for introducing a bill to declare magic a national treasure and a valuable art form that deserves to be “preserved, understood, and promulgated.”
Several alternatives to the ACA have been introduced, the leading one Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act, unveiled Monday.
Top U.S. doctors' organization and several hospital groups came out strongly on Wednesday against the plan, backed by President Donald Trump, as Democrats mounted a fierce battle to thwart the bill.