Mar 7, 2017 - Health

The Republican Study Committee has concerns about Trumpcare

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) outline the major concerns they have with the GOP's new healthcare bill in their latest policy memo. Their main worries?

  • Medicaid expansion: The RSC doubts that Congress will allow a freeze to Medicaid expansion in 2020, as the draft bill suggests, noting that the future reduction "is premised on a future Congress being willing" to let spending cuts go into effect.
  • Tax credit: "Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare," states RNC. Argues that the costs incurred from the new plan may increase the deficit at the same rate as Obamacare.
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