Saturday, May 6, 2017
This is what today's Republican Party thinks of its fellow Americans and their health care:
And Trump is their hapless, clueless leader.
Make no mistake, insurance companies are in business to make profits for their shareholders, NOT for delivering health insurance to people who will deal with catastrophic illnesses and accidents.
The Republican Party, led by a lying, ignorant fool, just made it easier to deny health insurance to millions and millions of their fellow Americans, who most likely will face some of these terrible conditions (listed below) in their lifetimes. Trump cheered along with the demonic GOP in the first step toward bankrupting sick American men, women, children, and babies, and possibly their early deaths from lack of affordable health insurance. Not one of them. Not. One. Will have his or her health insurance premiums increased or dropped. But their vote will do that to millions of their fellow Americans.
(I wonder if they think their Savior denied healing lepers because it was a pre-existing condition? But I digress.)
Many Goopers believe that the resistance to this inhumane House bill is nothing more than people ("libtards," in their parlance) complaining about not "getting free stuff." Those people are worse than the legislators who voted to impoverish them when they become sick or are in an accident. Those people are as ignorant as the damn fool whom they chose as POTUS. There is no "free stuff" involved in paying premiums, which most of those enrolled in the ACA do. For the poorest of the poor who cannot afford to pay, under the mandate in the ACA, there would be enough money to help those who cannot help themselves. In Gooper world, this is seen as "getting free stuff."
This is another nauseating example of human beings' repulsive ability to inflict pain and suffering on innocent people while enjoying protections they refuse to give others.
Andy Slavitt/USA Today:
There is little support for repealing the Affordable Care Act and even less for the American Health Care Act passed by the House. Only 17% of the public favored a previous similar version and the new one was uniformly opposed by patient groups and care providers. It raises premiums, guts the vital Medicaid program and, while President Trump attempted to cloud the question in recent interviews, it would break a major promise of his by removing the federal ban on insurance discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.
My Twitter feed is buzzing with stories from parents of children with disabilities and lifelong chronic illnesses. If there’s anyone who is an expert on the details of the health care system, it’s the parent of a sick child. A pediatrician relayed to me the three horrors of the Republican bill from her standpoint: patients being segregated into a high risk pool, the reintroduction of lifetime caps on insurance, and what a pre-existing condition means in the real world to her young patients — and to a parent like her. Her own son needed heart surgery that cost over $1 million as a newborn.