Merely reiterating that the
efforts of the Republicans to “dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act” failed is insufficient [“Republican lawmakers have little to say about Trump-Corker war of words,” news, Oct. 10].
Without President Trump’s stated promises as to what his health-care plan to replace the ACA would provide, and without some information as to what Congress actually proposed and what the House actually voted to do, the cause of the failure of this legislation is left to speculation. The use of that failure as a comparison with a proposed “tax overhaul” is of limited use.
Mr. Trump’s promises of wonderful and cheap health care for all, congressional Republicans’ actions to try to deny tens of millions of Americans health care, and the rest of the reality of what was promised and who actually would have benefited and suffered, however, provide a firmer comparison with what might be expected in the upcoming signature tax “reform” legislation being proposed.
David M. Siegler, Oakton