11 Replies to “The people hate this healthcare bill.”

  1. I don’t understand why anyone, except for the “me, myself, and I’ crowd, would accept this bill. It hurts the poor, seniors and those with pre-existing conditions. The wealthy can afford health care and LOVE the thought of getting tax breaks. Guess that’s why Congress is in favor of hurting/killing so many Americans.
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    GOP healthcare bill may send pregnant women back to days without coverage…Guardian

    …The law, popularly known as Obamacare, required all health insurance plans sold to individuals to cover maternity care as one of 10 “essential health benefits”. Another category, preventive care, covers a wealth of pre- and postnatal services, such as prenatal check-ups and breastfeeding support. The law also eliminated lifetime and annual caps on healthcare spending, giving a financial reprieve to thousands of women with expensive pregnancies.

    “Having a baby is the most common reason for hospitalization. This is a common event we’re talking about not covering”,Usha Ranji.

    But those benefits are on the chopping block now that Republicans in Congress are racing to repeal major portions of the ACA. Both the Senate bill revealed last week and the measure that passed House in May would allow states to seek waivers letting insurers drop the essential benefits to keep down costs.

    Few benefits seem more vulnerable than maternity coverage…

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/27/trump-healthcare-bill-pregnant-women-maternity-coverage?CMP=share_btn_link

  2. Repugs motto – party and power before people and country. They have whined about the ACA for 7+ years, repeal and replace, yet they have no idea what they are doing. Except that they want those billions of dollars for the wealthy.

    These repugs just don’t get it. But maybe, just maybe more talk of single-payer will really start the ball rolling. Whenever the Dems get into office next, they can do the adult thing and make sure that even the poor and the middle class can access health care. They say that Dems usually have to use their time in office to wipe up the mess the repugs have made. Hopefully it will be done right next time. Medicare for all. Medicaid for those who need it.

  3. The fact that McConnell keeps getting elected, shows that there are a lot of people who are willing to drink his Kool-Aid. He and his wife are privileged to be able to participate in the health plan offered to members of Congress. Yet, his constituents will soon have to soon beg for bandages…..that is if old Mitch gets his way.

    The members of Congress are always spewing the lines we’ve heard all too often – “God Bless America” or “We are a Christian Nation”. Maybe future Christians need to start getting baptized in the brown waters of Flint?

  4. I get regular emails from the WH. Here is a comment the Orange Buffoon’s staff is making:

    The White House
    Families across our nation are suffering under the disaster known as Obamacare. Millions of hard-working Americans have been impaired by soaring costs, cancelled plans, and overbearing mandates. Obamacare is a disaster and must be repealed and replaced. President Donald J. Trump and his Administration continue to work with Congress to provide a healthcare system that the American people deserve.
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    The House nor the Senate has come up with something ‘that the American people deserve”. 22 million loosing insurance isn’t something to brag about. It is lives that are being destroyed.

  5. I just read this goodie:

    …The nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that the Senate bill would increase the cost of a “silver” plan that covers 70 percent of expected medical costs by an average of 74 percent over the next three years — and more for the type of older, poorer people who overwhelmingly went for Trump…

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