Once again Republicans in the House portray themselves as the meanest people in America. They just passed a bill that would gut basic health insurance standards set up by the Affordable Care Act, such as protecting people with "pre-existing conditions" (i.e. sick people), massive cuts to traditional Medicaid coverage, and roll-backs on women's healthcare. The bill does nothing to build anything for Americans' healthcare coverage; but serves only to tear down and to push the country decades behind most developed nations. With it's massive cuts, it is very difficult to see this bill as anything but an attack on poor people and perhaps one of the cruelest pieces of legislation passed in recent decades.
While the rest of the developed world has determined that healthcare is a natural monopoly outside the realm of the market, America's for-profit system continues to bankrupt middle and working class people, putting the profits of pharmaceutical, insurance and healthcare executives ahead of the basic needs of humanity. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
Protests after House Republicans pass healthcare bill, Democracy Now, 5/5/2015
Everybody has better health care than the U. S., The Guardian, 5/5/2017