Donald Trump and his band of evil men rushed to push a revised proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act AKA Obamacare and replace it. The losers did not even bother to wait for a nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis.
They say love conquer evil but not this time. Today 217 GOP lawmakers voted to dismantle Obamacare despite the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest doctors’ organization, sending numerous Tweets warning patients to contact their representatives and urge a no vote.
“Proposed changes to the health care bill tinker at the edges without remedying its fundamental failing – that millions will lose their health insurance as a direct result of this proposal,” Dr. Andrew Gurman, AMA president, warns.
The only hope for many Americans right now and ironically mostly whites is that the replacement for Obamacare will fail in the senate.
Donald Trump’s supporters are so eager to hurt others that they fail to take into consideration that they are also hurting themselves.
The CBO warns that 24 million Americans, over 18 million of which are whites, would lose healthcare coverage. This was the main point that prevented the bill from passing the first time there was a vote but somehow, Trump convinced enough evil men like himself to pass the bill this time around.
There is a feeling that the Affordable Care Act is a big part of Obama’s legacy. So it would seem that Trump and his evil band of Republicans are hell bent on destroying Obama’s legacy even if it means killing millions of white Americans in the process. Yes, when you take away healthcare coverage from millions of sick people, you are indeed killing them.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) blasted the hasty action. “Forcing the vote without a CBO score shows that Republicans were terrified of the public learning the full consequences of their plan to push Americans with pre-existing conditions into the cold,” she said.
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) added an amendment allowing $8 billion over five years to help people with pre-existing conditions in states that opt to repeal Obamacare protections that prevented insurers from denying coverage to sick people or those with preexisting conditions. “Is it enough money? I don’t know,” he admitted.
Washington Post reports that multiple organizations that have looked at the bill indicate people will preexisting conditions will be paying a lot more under the GOP plan than under Obamacare, at least in some states. The Kaiser Foundation has indicated that a high-risk pool created by the ACA that covered a mere 100,000 people cost $2 billion over just one year, so it’s not credible to believe that a larger pool to cover more people over five years could possibly be done for the $8 billion proposed.
“For subsidies to cover 68 percent of enrollees’ premium costs, as ACA tax credits do now in the individual market ex¬changes, the government would have to put up $32.7 billion annually,” Emily Gee, a health economist at the progressive Center for American Progress, wrote in an analysis of the plan, the Washington Post reports. “Even after applying that subsidy, high-cost consumers would still owe $10,000 annually toward premiums.”
Most of Donald Trump’s supporters are beneficiaries of Obamacare but they are too stupid to realize this. Should the bill pass in the senate to repeal and replace Obamacare, a sad reality will come crashing down on them.