Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trumpcare or Ryancare (whatever) - here's the score

The Republican "Repeal and Replace" dance to destroy Obamacare is going about as well as you'd expect for legislation crafted by a bunch of incompetent, uncaring, numb-skulls. It also violates a dozen of President Moron's promises to his supporters. That aside, this one chart shows clearly why their ideas are terrible.

That's 14 million people losing their insurance next year and up to 24 million losing it within 10 years. And if you don't think that's a problem, then you're not even looking out for your own selfish best interests.

Because we're ALL better off if people aren't using the emergency room for their healthcare. We're ALL better off if our neighbors aren't going bankupt and losing their house because of medical expenses. We're ALL better off if we have a secure retirement with good healthcare. We're ALL better off when parents can make better health choices for their kids. We're ALL better off if everyone gets to see a doctor regularly. Financially, socially, morally, culturally -- making healthcare a right is better for EVERYONE.

And Republicans want the result above just so they can give already super-rich people more money than they need that they can't possibly spend in their lifetimes. Tax cuts are more important than American lives.

That's your Trumpcare, right there.


Eric Haas said...

Trump supporters are already crediting Trumpcare with lowering health care costs: Trump supporter credits Trumpcare — which hasn’t taken effect — for dramatically lower health costs.

Ipecac said...

Yeah, it's infuriating. It's also why Trump can claim any good economic news like companies hiring new people or the unemployment rate as his results, when he had nothing to do with it. People are stupid.