25 June 2017

Dud on Arrival

Senate Republicans unveiled their version of Trumpcare late last week, the legislation being peddled as an "upgrade" to the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. That's like claiming a broken-down farm wagon pulled by a hobbled nag is an "upgrade" to a sleek Ferrari.

It's even a sham to call the proposed legislation a healthcare bill in the first place. It's not. It's a big tax break exclusively for the rich, paid for by making healthcare more expensive.

Trumpcare is a giant kick in the balls for any household earning less than $400,000 a year because they would pay more for health insurance and more for healthcare and receive absolutely no tax cuts. It's a giant wet kiss to the wealthy because they get a huge tax cut that's exclusively for households earning more than $400,000 per year.

The New York Times didn't mince words in their analysis of the bill (link here) with the title "Shifting Dollars From Poor to Rich Is a Key Part of the Senate Health Bill."

What makes this all the more disgusting is that it's being pushed heavily by Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader. He wants to deny healthcare to folks with modest incomes, notwithstanding he was once saved from polio as a poor child by healthcare provided by government programs (link here).

McConnell wants to take healthcare away from children who are suffering just like he did. He got a helping hand, but he'll slap away the hands of needy children today.

What makes this doubly disgusting is how Donald Trump is cheering on this shitty legislation. He's trying to sell it as an improvement but fails to mention that he's stomping on his own supporters with this bill.

And Trump will remain utterly silent about the fact that this measure will give him a giant tax cut worth millions of dollars.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous04:59

    Que tal la cosa no hay derecho.Amigo venezolano,Cucuta


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