The Pardu

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

TrumpCare (et al)



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It shouldn't be necessary to spend time and cyberspace on whacked-out and insensitive remarks from Republican politicians. Well, it is necessary and there wasn't a higher need coming out of this week than a comment from Jason Chaffetz, (R-UT).

Watch a quick video segment from the Washington Post. (article linked, here).



Why is it so difficult for Republicans to leave over concern with material trappings and focus on substantive real world considerations? 



On March 7th, Paul Waldman published an opinion piece in the Washington Post. Waldman considers the GOP Changes to Obamacare "awe" while providing a very good review of its key provisions. (linked, here). 

Herewith is a video excerpt from the piece.



Paul Ryan's Ayn Rand efforts to rid the nation of healthcare which fall into the GOP world of dreaded "entitlements" is an affront to rational Americans. The plan not only will deprive a potential 15 million Americans of healthcare coverage it will disproportionately devastate certain population groups within the greater society. An analysis from The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities address a key aspect of Ryan's plan (tax credits).

We remind of how Trump responded to a question from David Muir, ABC News.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: So I wanna make sure that nobody's dying on the streets when I'm president. Nobody's gonna be dying on the streets. We will unleash something that's gonna be terrific. And remember this, before Obamacare you had a lot of people that were very, very happy with their health care. 
And now those people in many cases don't even have health care. They don't even have anything that's acceptable to them. Remember this, keep your doctor, keep your plan, 100 percent. Remember the $5 billion website? Remember the website fiasco. I mean, you do admit that I think, right? The website fiasco. 
Obamacare is a disaster. We are going to come up with a new plan ideally not an amended plan because right now if you look at the pages they're this high. We're gonna come up with a new plan that's going to be better health care for more people at a lesser cost.
The Trump carnival ploy worked.  His position on covering all the people from two years ago suddenly changed after his win in the November General elections. ABC News December 22, 2016
If you clicked on the link to the short ABC News segment, you may have noticed a telling indictment of US voters.  Voters in states that Trump carried comprise a high percentage of ACA (ObamaCare) enrollees going into the 2017 enrolment year. 
A record number of people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for the coming year, Barack Obama's administration announced Wednesday, with the most people selecting coverage in states that Donald Trump won in November. 
Some 6.4 million people signed up by the mid-December deadline — 400,000 more enrollees than the same period last year, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. 
In a twist, the states with the most people selecting coverage all went for Trump in the presidential election: Florida, with just under 1.3 million selections; Texas, with about 776,000; North Carolina, with 369,077; Georgia, with 352,000; and Pennsylvania, with 290,950.
Just how pathetic is the US voter and their cohorts the ever-present no-voter? Let's end with a short video of how the Trump in the Oval Office will impact many of us.







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