From McClatchy we sit a clear trade-off between making sure kids are healthy and able to contribute to a bright future or high income tax cuts:
4.4 million children could lose health coverage in 2019 if the Affordable Care Act is partially repealed through the budget reconciliation process, according new report by the Urban Institute, a progressive, non-partisan think tank.
Likewise, the uninsured rate for … children would more than double in 2019 from … from 4.1 percent to 9.6 percent for children under age 18, the report found…
Of the 4.4 million children who would lose coverage in 2019, 88 percent would have working parents
The previous ACA repeal bill also allowed states to lower child eligibility levels for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beginning in 2017. If all states did so, another 8.9 million children would be without coverage in 2019
So we’re looking at between 4 and 13 million children being sacrificed to the altars of Moloch.
Good to know.
Uninsured rate among <18 with repeal.
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— Andy Slavitt (@ASlavitt) December 22, 2016
And we call ourselves civilized.