The latest from AP: “REPEALING THE ACA WITHOUT REPLACEMENT CARRIES RISK”
At first blush, this sounds a reasonable assumption. By the time I got to its woeful ending, I couldn’t help but think, “what an incredibly gifted writer”. I didn’t realize he was leading me by the nose until the last two paragraphs. Then I thought, “Sumbich! Very few left-handed folks will catch on to it and by the time they get to the end, they’ll believe it like the bible thumpers believe the LGBT community is our biggest problem.” In other words, whatever Donald’s team comes up with, in the eyes of the left-handed masses, it will be a failure coming out of the box. Tricksy Hobbitses!
I would need to do some research to have the numbers right, but one claim the writer (Ricardo Alonso-Saldivar) made had to do with the #s of uninsured before and after the ACA was enacted, and the supposed #s after meany Trump has his way. Now, I thought Obama’s team must have used some pretty scary math in figuring the whole ACA thing in the first place. But this Ricardo guy, holy cow. All I could imagine was that little girl with her head spinning in the “Exorcist”.
He’s begins with a broad statement about 30 million possibly losing health care insurance if an immediate replacement for the ACA is not in place before it’s repeal. By the end of the article, the number magically jumps to 59 million by 2019, which of course means that nasty Trump will have left more folks uninsured than was the case even before the ACA and hero Obama arrived on the scene. That was one fekkin amazing progression of thought without an apparent hiccup.
When you think back, what # of uninsured did they claim existed before the ACA? As I recall, it was between 30 and 40 million. So, from the viewpoint of the left, it logically wouldn’t do to have the same 30 to 40 million affected by its repeal, right? No sir, big, bad, horrible, heartless Trump must have made it worse. For good measure then, let’s add 20 million to the figure. The 50% of Americans who still believe the left’s BS will buy it hook, line, and sinker; thus possibly dooming Trump’s efforts from the git go. Harken back to how republicans reacted to Obama’s stated ideals and the path forward he was projecting for us in 2004 and again in 2008. Of course, we didn’t try to burn the country down. We were in the minority. We knew it and we accepted it. Most important to note about all that is that, we, the Republicans, weren’t involved in any decisions made by the Obamites again until we rested control of the house from them in the midterms. Not because we didn’t want to be, or that we didn’t deserve to be…we did represent near 50% of the voting public after all, but because the Obamites decided we weren’t needed. They never gave us a chance to put the brakes on, by design. Regardless, today’s Democrat is no less adamant about opposing republican ideals than we were back then. What they do to oppose the new leaders, however, may not be what we might consider to be as accepting as we were when the roles were reversed.
For the record, the only conclusive statements made about Trump’s plans for Healthcare, have been about his desire to repeal the ACA. The actual time frame involved has not been decided but it is believed the repeal will be delayed up to even a couple of years to give Congress time to write a replacement law. There have been suggestions made that certain parts of the act will be repealed relatively soon, like the unpopular provision that states all Americans must have health insurance or be fined. However, suggestions also say the replacement law would presumably do many of the same things the ACA does, such as subsidizing coverage while protecting people with existing health problems. Again, regardless, we know nothing yet. So now, of course, and with great immediacy, the left must try to nail Trump’s coffin shut. Why wait?
The writer makes mention of these “good” things in passing but surrounded by the nay-sayer’s mantra that “Trump can do no good”. For my money, anything is better than the ACA. As it stands, prices for even the cheapest policies have more than tripled (200/month for an individual has grown to 600), coverage is less than a third of what it was (think deductibles, ours went from 1500 per insured to 10,000) and there is no end in sight. If things remain as they are now, we will not be able to afford this and still eat, so we’ll end up going without insurance for my spouse, and hope we can get her on CHAMPSVA, or we’ll be taking a chance on racking up huge medical debt. We do not qualify for subsidies but we sure do pay into them. Justice you say? I say, FEKK OFF!
IMO, whatever Trump’s team comes up with has to be better. If making health insurance affordable again for the 250 million or so who were affordably insured before the ACA (but are now NOT affordably insured at all) will cause that 30 to 40 million to lose their subsidized insurance under the ACA, but replaces that with something actually economically feasible for all of us, then I’m all for it. We can figure out what to do about those folks without it breaking my bank and therefore allowing me to be able to insure my spouse again, too. Those millions will not be tossed under the bus, and, oh btw, they weren’t neglected before either, in spite of what the liberal press like to infer. The fact that I had to face the unhappy NON-choice of paying for someone else to have insurance while my spouse had to go without, should have been all the argument necessary to blow the ACA into space the moment the liar-in-chief introduced it. Instead, the lefty press caused those like me who opposed this terrible legislation, to look like racist, selfish, pigs.
FEKK THEM AND ALL THE STUPID ARSEHOLES WHO GAVE THEM CARTE BLANCHE TO FEKK THE MIDDLE CLASS AND HARD WORKING SLOBS LIKE ME AND MY SPOUSE OVER.
May you all pay for that for a very long time, vis-à-vis, Republican, conservative leadership for decades or whatever it takes to right this extremely fekked up ship we call the USA. I often find myself wishing that Nancy fekkin Pelosi and Obama die poor, unloved and uninsured. That would be true justice for making me worry about my love’s health. FEKK YOU ARESHOLES FOREVER! Then again, Karma’s a bitch, so, never mind that last…
While they’re at it, they can get their greedy fingers out of my SS and Medicare. That’s MY retirement. NO ONE ELSE’S. GET YOUR FEKKIN HANDS OFF. I PAID FOR IT WITH MY MONEY. PISS THE FEKK OFF! AND THAT INCLUDES YOU DONALD TRUMP.
Y’all have a nice day, now. 😆😈😇;)
It’s the most wonderful time in 8 years – Yet some kids are protesting – while Trump fans investing their time with good cheer – Sing It’s the most wonderful time in 8 years.