Thursday, June 22, 2017
I guess as long as you don't know any of these people it's okay
Senate Republican leadership released their "healthcare" bill today. The bill would dismantle Obamacare protections and deprive millions of health insurance. It would also end Medicaid as we know it. The program would be phased out over a number of years as the new bill cuts funding, causing it to eventually fail.
My 71 year old Mother, who had hip replacement surgery today, depends on Medicaid. Without it, she could never have afforded to have the hip replaced and would spend the rest of her life in pain, nearly immobile. Her quality of life would have been severely compromised and her life shortened.
This is what Republicans have in store for all who depend on the rest of us for their health and their very lives. This horror is a rejection of our shared humanity.
Here are the people who depend on Medicaid.
Gee, that doesn't seem like such an important thing at all, does it?