Treating a Dead Elephant

Terence Vent May 13, 2017 As deals go, this one was beautiful. It was simple, it was obvious, and everyone got home in time for lunch. Paul Ryan added one more bandage to the AHCA bill, hoping it will finally pass a House vote. Ironically, the bill is so taped up that it probably won’t qualify for medical insurance coverage under its own rules. The latest $8 billion bandage is a sop to Michigan congressman Fred Upton, a Foghorn Leghorn Moderate who balked (bawked?) at the latest AHCA revision for the same reason as the rest of the giant chickens:…

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