by Max Brantley
Two of the biggest tax cuts in Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act would deliver roughly $157 billion over the coming decade to those with incomes of $1 million or more, according to a congressional analysis.Poor folks will get a health savings account or some such to pay for more expensive health insurance, if it's available at all as insurance companies adjust for providing pre-existing condition coverage to a smaller pool of customers once the mandate to purchase insurance is gone. I like an Internet net meme going around, crediting Jimmy Carter with saying giving a poor person a health savings account is like giving a starving person a cookbook. Don't know that he said it, but the simile is apt.
The assessment was made by the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan panel that provides research on tax issues.
...People making $200,000 to $999,999 a year would also get sizable tax cuts. In total, the two provisions would cut taxes by about $274 billion during the coming decade, virtually all of it for people making at least $200,000, according to a separate assessment by the committee.