29 June 2017

Deadly

Vox published an article yesterday (link here) that details how under the U.S. Senate's latest version of Trumpcare, the fraudulent healthcare proposal, "a total of 208,500 unnecessary deaths will occur if the law is passed."

As if that wasn't bad enough, the way the bill is designed, 14 million people will lose their health insurance in 2018 and 22 million by 2026, per Congressional Budget Office projections. Everybody else will see their premiums rise much faster than they do currently.

Vox also has a companion article published yesterday (link here) reminding everyone of Donald Trump's lies about healthcare and insurance.

For instance, in a "60 Minutes" interview in 2015, he said: "I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now."

That, as it turns out, was a massive lie. Trumpcare would take health insurance away from tens of millions of people and end up killing several hundred thousand more.

Per the linked piece, Trump also promised on Twitter in 2015 that there would be no cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. The latest Trumpcare proposal would cut Medicare and Medicaid payments for millions of Americans.

The bottom line is that Trumpcare is a horrendous bill. It would worsen healthcare for tens of millions of America, at the same time it would give tens of billions in new tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires.

If you make more than $400,000 per year, Trumpcare is great for you, because you'll be getting tax cuts exclusively for the rich. If you make less than $400,000 per year, you get nothing except more expensive healthcare. You get no tax cut whatsoever.

2 comments:

  1. This is SHAMEFUL, VERY SHAMEFUL, in such a RICH country as USA.

    As a Canadian, I cannot understand all that FUZZ about this $$$$ Medicare and $$$$ Medicaid.
    Trumpty Dumpty said good words about Australian UNIVERSAL healthcare and "HE" didn't really know, as usual, what "HE" was talking about.

    In "civilized" countries as Canada, Australia, France, Sweeden, Germany etc.. have UNIVERSAL healthcare for ALL their citizens no regard of their wealth, race or sex.

    The issue in USA is MONEY and your damn insurance companies not talking of your fear of «social net» for ALL Americans.

    Since 2016 October, I've been seen by 5 doctors from my family doctor, a diabetese specialist, a doctor for my colonoscopy, a opthalmologist and lately by a surgeon because I'll have a surgery next week to remove a small cancer tumor in my colon.
    I'll be in the hospital for one week and after at home for recovery.
    Even then, I'll be followed at home by a nurse.
    ALL THIS FREE... I didn't have to pay A DIME.

    If I would live in USA, I would have to declare bankruptcy to pay for all those health services.

    USA is too much ruled by «MONEY PEOPLE» and they don't seem to give a shit about «poor» people in your country.
    So surprising also in such a «religious» country with a «God Save America» and «In God We Trust» as mottos to not going under the main Christian Law of LOVE and CHARITY.

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  2. Anonymous05:15

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