Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Republicans Trying to Revive Health Care Cuts with Even More Cuts

Have Set the Elusive Goal of No Health Care for Anyone Who Has Less than Average Income

As mean and rotten as the final Republican health care bill was, it turns out that it was not cruel enough and so now in a last ditch effort to pass something, anything, Republicans are looking to so gut health care that no one who does not have the wealth and income of a Republican official an afford it.  From the WaPo.

"Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told reporters Monday night that the administration officials offered a “solid idea” that could form the basis of an intraparty compromise.
That idea, he said, would allow states to apply for federal waivers exempting them from some health insurance mandates established under the Affordable Care Act — including “essential health benefits” requiring coverage of mental-health care, substance abuse treatment, maternity care, prescription drugs and more, as well as a provision that bars insurers from charging the sick more than the healthy."
Here's what Trump has said about the new proposals.

"In another tweet, Trump declared: “Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal and Replace of Obamacare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!”

So what is that 'love' and 'strength'? It's the love of taking health care away from millions and the strength to do so.

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