Single Payer, Time to Crash the Gates
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report for Trump and the Republican's "American Health Care Act" has come out.
"The House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 24 million by 2026, while slicing $337 billion off federal budget deficits over that time, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday."
Oh you're such a fucking liar.
(Republican conference room: "If we keep just 24 million of the serfs from being able to get health insurance we can save $337 billion off the deficit in ten years."
"What if we made it 50 million, wouldn't that basically double that?"
"Nah, let's start with 24, we can always expand it later. But let's talk about social security")
Hey there's always the emergency room. Or just google your ailment like you do when you fix your dishwasher. Just enter, "my bowels no longer work, what should I do?"
Of course the minority Democratic party is "united" in opposition.
"Democrats remained steadfast in their opposition. “The C.B.O. score shows just how empty the president’s promises, that everyone will be covered and costs will go down, have been,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader. “This should be a looming stop sign for the Republicans’ repeal effort.”
Ya right, can't wait to see what kind of compromises the democratic party will make to keep the people from having a single payer health CARE system. "Hey under our plan, only 14 million go without insurance!"
I haven't heard of any planned street protests. I've decided to do what I haven't done in quite a long time, write my congressional representative and Senators. I'll have my family and friends and whoever else I can find, copy, sign and mail a letter also. Maybe I'll go set up a table at Esther Short park this weekend and try to get more people to do the same. This is extremely important, if the Serfs could make this happen it could change everything. We would have a democracy for one thing.
It's pretty simple. Single payer or bust. Medicare for all, socialized medicine, whatever you want to call it, the corporate profit driven insurance and medical system has got to change now. No compromise. The solution is too obvious, too logical, too beneficial, and the only answer. Why even beat around the bush on this any longer. Health care in this country costs almost double per capita what it does anywhere else on earth, it's more unequally administered than all but the most desperate countries (mostly the ones the U.S. has fucked up) and it ranks behind most countries on many measures of health outcomes, quality, and efficiency. Obamacare made it worse and Trumpcare will make it worse than that. Because that's the way it's going to be with the people we're dealing with. We should know that by now.
Start the fucking Revolution!!