If You Want to Discuss the Senate Health Care Bill…

Here are two links and an open thread.

Photo credit: Daniel Huizinga, CC BY 2.0.

As I write this, the Senate is currently debating the revised health care bill. If something changes between now and when this post goes live, I’ll let you know—but until then, here are a few relevant stories if you want to discuss… is it still called the AHCA? No one seems to be calling it that anymore.

Anyway, here’s the text of the revised health care bill. No, I haven’t read it; it’s 142 pages long and was only released this morning.

Here’s a summary of what’s in the bill, which I have read:

Senate Republican leadership unveiled their health-care bill Thursday morning, after weeks of crafting it behind closed doors. The bill takes major steps to roll back provisions of the Affordable Care Act but doesn’t go as far as the House’s version. In both bills, the spending cuts made by Medicaid and other programs would go to fund a substantial tax cut for the health-care industry and the rich.

The article includes charts that break down how the Senate health care bill is different from both the ACA and the previous House health care bill.

I feel like sharing these articles is a little redundant, because I’m guessing many of you have either read them—or read other articles like them—already, but I’m also guessing you’ll want a space to discuss the health care bill, so here it is.