Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail that his new healthcare plan would be so good it would be "unbelievable," and after the Republican bill passed through the House of Representatives Thursday, Trevor Noah agreed it is truly unbelievable -- in the worst way possible.
“Donald Trump is right. What happened to today is f—-king unbelievable," Noah said at the conclusion of his "Daily Show" segment (above), in which he explained exactly who should be the most pissed off about the GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and why.
“There are going to be many people who are going to be mad about what happened today, and one group that should be more pissed off than any other is Trump voters, because we'll remember what we heard from Trump during the campaign," Noah said.
Noah even rounded up Trump's promises made during his campaign or while in office, and in case any readers fall into the Trump voter category, here's a friendly reminder of what he sold you on:
"Everybody's gotta be covered."
"Everybody's gotta be taken care of, much better than they're taken care of now."
"We're gonna have great plans, they're going to be much less expensive."
"Pre-existing conditions are in the bill, and I mandated it, I said it has to be."
Now here's the reality: The new bill, if passed through the Senate, will phase out of the expansion of medicaid, and allows states to opt out of a requirement that insurers cover basic health services, which include maternity care, mental health treatment and ambulances.
“Right now, Obamacare doesn't let insurers raise rates for people with pre-existing conditions, but with this bill, their rates could go way up," Noah said. "And if people can't afford those higher rates, they get thrown into something called a 'high risk pool,' which sounds less like an insurance plan and more like something you find in Charlie Sheen's backyard. And Republicans will tell you that they'll subsidize these high risks pools enough so that everyone in them can afford healthcare. The only problem is math.”
According to media analysis of the bill, it only provides $8 billion and is short by a whopping $192 billion required to fund such subsidies.
There's another major problem: Republicans cared more about getting the bill passed than how it will affect Americans.
“That's the problem with politics these days. Republicans cared less about the bill's quality than the optics of getting a bill passed. And we know that they didn't like this bill, because they kept on telling us,” Noah said, then played a series of clips featuring Republicans congressman admitting the bill is far from “perfect.”
Noah kicked off the segment by explaining other problems with it.
"People with pre-existing conditions could see a massive spike in their premiums. Although, the truth is, we don't know any of this for sure," Noah said. "Why? Because Republicans passed this bill without an official scoring of its costs from the CBO, so the true effects of the bill could be anything. Hell, your baby could have to do its own c-section from the inside. You don't know."