Political consensus seems to be that this is a tax break for the rich not a healthcare plan which is something I don't support. Also estimates indicate increases in healthcare costs for the elderly and sick who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of any kind of health insurance plan. The only reasons I can see to throw out a plan with known flaws instead of improving it is to gain political talking points (I got rid of the bad thing. Look at our great new thing.) I know it's less appealing to build on and improve things but governance shouldn't be about tearing down other people's work and promoting plans with your name on i just to get reelected.