On Thursday, House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that makes significant changes to Obamacare but leaves the underlying regulatory scheme largely intact. President Trump immediately hosted Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the White House for some congratulatory victory speeches; the leftist media went insane; Trump supporters across the nation cheered.
Here are five things you need to know.
1. The Left Is Out Of Its Mind — Except The Ones Who Aren’t. The Left’s response to the House passage of the AHCA has bifurcated. On the one hand, we have the crazier partisans, who suggest that this means Republicans want to kill little old women in the streets to benefit their crony capitalist friends. Tom Perez, the increasingly insane head of the Democratic National Committee, stated “Trump and Republicans will own every preventable death.” How many will that be? According to Daily Kos, “millions.” These are the shock troops for the Democrats — the people who have to gin up the base for the 2018 election cycle. Then there are the members of the mainstream media, who are cleverly handing Trump a big win. They’re headlining that Trump has done something amazing here, and essentially owns the health care system now — and they know that whoever owns the health care system ends up with dog doo on their shoes.