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Paul Krugman: Cruelty Is the Republican Party's Governing Ethos

There's nothing shocking about its health care plan. The GOP has punished the poor for decades. In the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Republican Party has put forth legislation that would kick 22 million Americans off their health insurance by 2026, and likely drive thousands more into bankrupty with skyrocketing premiums. Now, party leaders, including Junior Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) and President Trump himself, are floating the idea of repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it at a later date—this despite the fact the GOP has had seven years to produce a plan of its own.
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