So says Clark Boy!
Day before yesterday in the Senate the Republicans introduced at least part of
their big replacement health care plan, and while deliberately still vague on details, the basic idea is kick all responsibility back down to the states, which is to say cripple the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with NOTHING at the federal level. This is
like, maybe you can keep your Obamacare, maybe not. Maybe if you live in New York but probably not if you live in Texas.
The bill doesn’t have a hope in hell in passing. Having campaigned on erasing Obama care from history and memory, too many Republicans fear facing a primary challenge from the kook right on the basis that they voted FOR Obama care.
Why are we not surprised that the shrink government and drown it in a bathtub crowd just wants to wash their hands of the whole health care thing?
The Republicans have no plan, they have never had a plan, and are not interested in
formulating a plan, other than kicking the can to someone else on a lower level.
All the pie in the sky Republican promises about covering more people for less money with lower deductibles was nothing but election campaigning fraud and B.S. But intelligent people knew this didn’t they?
They are not interested in allocating a dime in the federal budget to cover person
one, even if it would end up saving the government and all of us a ton of money.
Instead they are just going to rudely toss us all out in the cold, with the states individually relatively poorly equipped to handle keeping health care costs down, and with you entirely on your own and at the mercy of whatever the corporations can gouge out of you.
In other words, the Republican personal responsibility replacement plan is your money or your life, good luck on your own!
This morning Senator Rand Paul introduced his Obamacare replacement bill as part of his effort to urge the GOP to speed up work on an alternative to the healthcare law.
The plan would abolish many of the central elements of ObamaCare, including the mandate that everyone has coverage. It would eliminate the minimum standards for which health services an insurance plan must cover, which Republicans argue would allow for cheaper, less comprehensive plans.
His plan would also eliminate some of Obama care’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Instead, Paul proposes a two-year period where people with pre-existing conditions could get coverage. After that, people with pre-existing conditions would be protected only if they continuously maintained coverage. Obama care, on the other hand, protects people who are uninsured and signing up for the first time.
Has there ever been a better time for Democrats to argue for a single payer system?. Indeed, there has never been a more propitious time to speak out strongly for single payer,
Medicare For All system. Combine the bargaining leverage of the federal government with the lowest health care administrative costs possible, which is how Medicare operates now, and we arrive at the only viable improvement.
Don’t hold your breath waiting for corporate Dems to take up the battle cry. If you voted for Trump or didn’t vote at all and you lose your insurance coverage don’t cry to me; I don’t give a rat’s ass about your problems.
“Medicare for All!!”