"Skinny" repeal wasn't just a bad bill, it was an insult

Taken together, as conservative health policy analyst Chris Jacobs has illustrated, the bill would keep 411 of Obamacare’s 419 sections of legislative text intact.

Significantly, it leaves Obamacare’s regulatory framework in place, forcing insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions without charging more on the basis of health status. But by ditching the individual mandate that was supposed to compel younger and healthier individuals from purchasing insurance, it’s created a recipe for higher premiums and an exodus of insurers from the market.