Trumpcare and Republican Nihilism
Republicans have had 7 years to repeal Obamacare.
They lied about it for 7 years, scaring you with false claims about “death panels” and rationing.
They had 7 years to come up with a better or cheaper plan that would insure the same number of people, or more.
Over 7 years, they took no fewer than 60 votes to repeal Obamacare, or key parts of it.
They had 7 years to devise, develop, disseminate, and sell an alternative health insurance scheme.
They wanted to hold the vote on March 23rd – the 7th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
They held a meeting at the White House to discuss women’s health care. The result was downright Saudi.
It seems that this, too, has failed.
They tried to fix it.
A Quinnipiac Poll revealed that a whopping 17% of Americans back the Trumpcare proposal.
Obamacare was a yearlong process, and about 100 Republican amendments made their way into the bill. Trumpcare was devised in secret, kept in a secret room, is incomplete, and no one will know what’s in it until the vote is held.
Representative Chris Collins openly called for “retribution” against Republican Congressmen who vote against Trumpcare.
Ever notice how the news sounds more and more like we’re living through a fascist coup?
They’ve decided to take away the requirement that insurance actually cover essential healthcare benefits, “doctor’s visits, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, prescription drugs, lab tests, pediatrics, rehabilitation, and preventative services.” They say – with serious voices and not as a joke – that men shouldn’t have to pay for prenatal or pediatric care.
Here, they fail morally, ethically, and vocabularily, apparently not understanding how insurance works.