Ezra Klein: "There's Going To Be A Lot More Left Of Obamacare Than Anyone Expected"


In a video for Vox.com, Ezra Klein explains why the Republican health care bill is "strange" and "makes no sense," but still retains much of what was called Obamacare.

"There is a lot more of Obamacare left in this bill than I think anyone expect," he said. "When you consider the popular parts of Obamacare, [House Republicans] are really working in an Obamacare world."

The Republican plan allows children to stay on their parents' plans until the age of 26, covers those with pre-existing conditions, and bans lifetime limits on insurance payout just like Obamacare. It also retains some of the tax subsidies and the expansion of Medicaid.

"I don't want to overstate this," Klein said. "But for this plan to work at all Republicans need to figure out how to bring healthy people into the system."

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