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Showing posts with label TrumpCare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TrumpCare. Show all posts

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chris Wallace Refused To Accept TrumpCare Lies

Chris Wallace Shouts Down Marc Short On Covering Pre-existing Conditions: 'No, It Doesn't'

Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace cornered Trump's WH Legislative Affairs Director after he repeatedly lied to him by claiming that Graham-Cassidy bill does cover preexisting conditions and told him outright, "No, it doesn't." Marc Short joined Chris Wallace to try to defend the new Trumpcare bill and got skewered by the FNS host for his troubles.…

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump, TrumpCare, Repal ObamaCare And Your GOP

ObamaCare Facts dot com

Have you followed the developing story of US Senate efforts to ramrod an ObamaCare repeal through the chamber prior to a September 30th, procedural deadline? If you have followed the story, you know a preponderance of US Senators are ready to cast a vote to effectively turn national medical coverage legislation over to the states. If you haven't followed the story, follow it below.

We start with an MSNBC segment via the network's Ali Velshi.
The details from a liberal network perspective.

Take a minute and watch what happens when GOP elected operatives appear on camera while totally ill-equipped to  speak intelligently (without lying) about a bill the party wants to rush through to a vote. Wisconsin's Ron Johnson should have declined the interview.

If you have a few more (video) minutes take time to watch "Mr. Quip" Vice President Pence avoid questions about pre-existing conditions guarantees with a false statement about a Thomas Jefferson quote.
Pence"Thomas Jefferson said, ‘Government that governs least governs best.’ "
— Mike Pence on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 in comments on 'Fox & Friends'

Is there anyone in the Trump cabal who can wear a collar called credible? Maybe Pence should also avoid on camera interviews. A decent thought, but how can one campaign to replace Trump if he doesn't show on Fox & Friends with misinformation to feed the shows absorbent audience. 

If you are a news geek or a person who enjoys Jimmy Kimmel, late night ABC, you are following his point-counterpoint with Senator Cassidy (R-LA) and the aggregate GOP talking heads who support TrumpCare. The current kerfuffle started after Kimmel delivered an emotional monologue about the post-birth health of his second child (born with a serious/chronic heart disease). 

As Mitch McConnell moved his Senate GOP Majority towards an ObamaCare "kill bill," Cassidy appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and stuck his naive foot in his mouth all the way through the heel of the foot. As you watch an excerpt from the Kimmel show (from May of this year) think about what is currently transpiring with the Senate efforts to kill medical care for millions while offering significant tax cuts to the nation's Top .01% (many of which financially supported Trump's election).

It is also important to note Kimmel's is catching the wrath of conservatives who are obviously following tightly transcribed talking points which include one rotund New Jersey governor referring to Kimmel as "not a serious person...on this matter."

Kimmel vs the GOP is one item and a sure loss for the GOP. Kimmel's personal experience with chronic ailments didn't relegate his family to financial ruin. Think of families in the hundreds of thousands who receive similarly dire health diagnosis without the comfort of millions to secure the best healthcare. 

What does the bill actually take away from current ObamaCare recipients (and the recipients of medical coverage under ObamaCare)? The nation's (and possibly the world's) most credible news sources, NPR sums-up the Cassidy-Graham bill as such.

"The Graham-Cassidy plan would take health insurance coverage away from millions of people, eliminate critical public health funding, devastate the Medicaid program, increase out-of-pocket costs and weaken or eliminate protections for people living with pre-existing conditions," says Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, in a statement. 
Here's what it does: 
Graham-Cassidy essentially deconstructs all of the major programs created by the Affordable Care Act, gathers up the money and hands it over to states to run their own health care programs. 
It gets rid of both the subsidies that help people buy individual health insurance policies and the reimbursements to insurance companies for offering price breaks on copayments and deductibles to the lowest-income customers. 
It rolls back the Obamacare Medicaid expansion that was adopted by 31 states and Washington, D.C., and it eliminates the Basic Health Program that was created under the ACA and implemented in New York and Minnesota. 
All the money that currently goes to those initiatives would instead be distributed to the states as block grants that would particularly benefit those states that did not expand Medicaid earlier and those states with lower health care costs.
And, what do some in the White House think about the developing bill and possible vote?  Politico reports at last one White House officials has stated they 'don't know what to think" the developing bill.  (Talking Points Memo)

Under normal condition's I would adjoin the Politico report with a question like: "Can you believe that?"  As I consider Trump and his GOP, the need for such a rhetorical question doesn't present a real need.

Finally, how does the healthcare industry rate the GOP "kill ObamaCare" bill. Huffington Post link.

It seems health care isn't buying the GOP tax cut bill.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TrumpCare Operative Ohio's Jim Jordan Tangles with AlI Velshi (Bad Move)

Consider eight minutes of what it will take to make American Sane Again. MSNBC's Ali Velshi has against taken a GOP facilitator to task for lying and advancing an agenda solely guided by money and GOP Ayn Randism. 

A few hours ago Velshi took on well-known ACA hater Jim Jordan of Ohio. My personal thought. Jordan embodies every assertion I have posited about GOP social terrorism. Warch and listen.

A few days ago, we caught Velshi taking another well know GOP talking head to task.  MUST SEE TV.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Babbling Wisconsin Senator And His BCRA

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It seems the GOP talking points regarding the BCRA did not work well for Wisconsin's Ron Johnson during this morning's Morning Joe show.

We realize some GOP talking heads are very adroit at strategically occupying segment minutes, but Johnson, in this segment, surpassed the more familiar babble of Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn.

I am not going to work to add text to Johnson's babble as his statements clearly indicate the archetypal politician. 

Why bother with inane babble when so many find the Better Care Reconciliation Act a far more "mean" than the House bill Trump signed?

Many medical groups and responsible administrators find the law a harmful to the nation. 


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Senate Gift To The Wealthy/Lower Income Death Panel Bill Part 2

There isn't another nation on Earth with reputable medical systems, quality healthcare, and competent medical professionals wich fails to provide healthcare for its citizens. Why is the United States traveling down a path which will place 15 million in a state of no medical coverage within one year?  

Paul Ryan literally has parsed on his lips: "We promised to repeal and replace Obamacare."  I asset Ryan and his GOP have a far greater mission than fulfilling campaign promises.  

When it comes to Senate or House votes regarding healthcare or Big Pharma, I always check out Open Secrets. Herewith, is an Open Secrets review of contributions to Senator's who will eventually cast votes on repealing the ACA.

Let's also consider a perspective from a healthcare subject matter expert.


Click on either Twitter post for a better read.

Andy SlavittVerified account@ASlavittRan Medicare, Medicaid & ACA for President Obama. , Senior Advisor. , Opinion Columnist.

As we move along the path of the GOP's growing death panels a couple of considerations are important. Fifty-one percent of a survey group indicated no interest in repealing Obamacare.  One, we pass that reality there are the horrible stories of Americans who will suffer while Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell's moneyed supporters enjoy their significant tax savings.

If you have forgotten the level to which the GOP's major constituent seeks a repeal of he ACA, you might find this Yahoo (AP) link informative. 

Senate Gift To The Wealthy/Lower Income Death Panel Bill

As we watch the GOP cleverly manipulate themselves through repealing the ACA, the level of their desperation and lack of respect for rational Americans is stupefying.  As is our standard policy, let's take a few reads of what is a literal GOP death panel bill.  

CNN's perfectly detailed explanation of how the Senate healthcare bill delivers for the nation's wealth, and at your expense.

National healthcare? 

Once we get passed the reality the GOP did not want any form of national healthcare laws, we can look at how they resisted the Affordable Care Act.

First let's stake a place which places the GOP argument of Democrat secrecy in 2009/10 is comparable to the utter secrecy of Mitch McConnell's 13 man top .01% santa clause / lower income death panel.

Is there any wonder McConnell avoided the scrutiny of Ryan's death panel development (and deliberations)? I suggest there should not be.  Yet, we are now hearing that tried and proven effective strategy from the Right of 'deflect,' misinform, lie and then move-on." Have you heard republicans say, the Democrats developed the ACA in like secrecy? 

Well, it is simply not true, according to fact finders.

Was the Passage of Obamacare Just as Secretive as GOP Efforts to Repeal It?

False mantra....

CNN five days ago (looking back on 2010)
In 2010, current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: "Democrats on Capitol Hill are working behind the scenes on a plan aimed at jamming this massive health spending bill through Congress against the clear wishes of an unsuspecting public." 
Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, then representing Georgia's 6th Congressional District, said Democrats were "sacrificing the trust of the American people."
With Democrats discussing health care in secret, they're sacrificing the trust of the American people.5:43 PM - 14 Jan 2010

He also told CBS News in 2010: "The negotiations are obviously being done in secret and the American people really just want to know what they are trying to hide."
Oh, how the tables turn.
False mantra aside, let's move back to the Senate Bill.
Last night MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell conducted a set of interviews which bare the Senate's BRCA like a naked butt in below zero temperatures. The segment runs a full ten minutes while laced with commentary and details important to consideration of what the GOP is ramming through the legislature.

We first offer a very short version of, Why I changed my mine on Obamacare. 
MSNBC "catastrophic" CBO report

TrumpCare will come to reality, no doubt.  The ultimate question is how will the nation's rational voters vote in the 2018 mid-term elections.


Monday, June 26, 2017

The Great Trumpcare Con

While the CBO was working over the weekend to score the Senate bill, Trump's number one 'presstitute, was on cable and network news shows with "alternate facts."

Do you recall his from May 2015?

We can only hope you are not one of the GOP's "billionaire tax cut" dead.

CBO Score link


CBO Scores Senate "Death Panel" Bill

Words? Unnecessary beyond those from the Media Matters and NPR.

Yes, the GOP is in total about 'death and physical hardship" while jockeying for the TOP .01%ers.

CBO Score link


Friday, June 23, 2017

Trumpcare: Medicaid And Our Veterans

February 2017, Trump CPAC speech

"We will rebuild our military. We will take care of our great, great veterans. We're taking care of our veterans." 

(Less than two-minute video)


A Visit With Your GOP Healthcare Death Panel Bill

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GOP Vs Medicaid

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Who wants Trumpcare?

Job Killer


Monday, May 8, 2017

Trumpcare Reaction, Ryan False Mantra (AKA B/S, Pre-existing Conditions)

What follows is an example of republicanism at its most revealing and at its worse. 
Watch clips below, via ABC:

.@SpeakerRyan tells @GStephanopoulos: "Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a pre-existing condition."

.@SpeakerRyan says criticizing process of passing health care bill "kind of a bogus attack from the left." 

Media Matters is reporting local reporters across the nation are commenting on reports of coverage concerns. People generally are not buying Trumpcare/Ryan messaging (e.g, lies, misinformation and mantra).

Before we close the piece, consider reviewing the latest news regarding "Pre-Existing" conditions (covered or not).

The Daily Kos

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 04:  U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R), after Republicans passed legislation aimed at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. The House bill would still need to be passed by the Sebate before being signed into law.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By Walter Einenkel

Friday May 05, 2017

Too much cologne's disease is still covered under Trumpcare

By Walter Einenkel

Friday May 05, 2017

Whether you call it Trumpcare or Ryancare, AHCA or TrumbeTryanToKillEverybodyCare, one issue that almost every American is worried about today is, will pre-existing conditions be protected if Republicans are able to get their way? (They won’t.) Here’s an example of just some of the “declinable” pre-existing conditions that existed before Obamacare became law, from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Alcohol abuse/ Drug abuse with recent treatment
Mental disorders (severe, e.g. bipolar, eating disorder)
Multiple sclerosis
Arthritis (rheumatoid), fibromyalgia, other inflammatory joint disease
Muscular dystrophy
Cancer within some period of time (e.g. 10 years, often other than basal skin cancer)
Obesity, severe
Cerebral palsy
Organ transplant
Congestive heart failure
Coronary artery/heart disease, bypass surgery
Crohn’s disease/ ulcerative colitis
Parkinson’s disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema
Pending surgery or hospitalization
Diabetes mellitus
Pneumocystic pneumonia
Pregnancy or expectant parent
Sleep apnea
Hepatitis (Hep C)
Kidney disease, renal failure
That’s bad news. But there are some pre-existing conditions still covered under the proposed repeal. I’ve compiled a list of problems you or a loved one may suffer from that shouldn’t affect whether or not you can have “access” to a million-dollar-goldplated plan that you won’t be able to afford, and I’m sure some of you might know of a few I missed.
  • Tired in the morning disease (also known as “I need my coffee syndrome”)
  • Itchy foot
  • Angry-at-the-news involuntary fist-shaking-itis
  • Shaking my damn head syndrome (also known as smdh)
  • Early onset crankiness
  • Racism
  • Mosquito bites
  • Quiet at the family dinner table during “political discussion” allergy
  • Over your libertarian-friend’s opinionitis
  • Cutting off one’s nose to spite their face syndrome (under the umbrella of “Trump tells it like it is” disease)
  • CO2 and H2O waste disposal condition (also known as breathing)
Please feel free to apply, be accepted, and then not able to afford your new healthcare! I’m going to get the super awesome one that has free “unlimited dirt naps.”

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Trumpcare And You (VIDEO)

Before we moved to a few details about Trumpcare (AKA Ryan's Tax plan for the wealthy), take a look at 13 Senators charged with developing or studying a Senate repeal to Obamacare. Do you notice anything peculiar (but common to US conservatism) in the picture?

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I will wager, it didn't take but a second to see the fallacy of Republicanism. If you didn't notice anything I will call un American, You might be a gullible person and culpable in the diminution of the nation. If you didn't notice an absence of people of color, you certainly must know the Senate has a few GOP women who hold office.

Let's start with a short video of how the current Trumpcare bill differs from current national health policy (and law).

One more critical video. Do you recall Mitt Romney over running then President Barack Obama in their first 2012 Presidential Debate? Yes, Obama came out as President with reference to missing his anniversary celebration not knowing Romney was equipped with a debate technique tactic which when deployed effective is a debate winning tool. Romney Gish-Galloped President Obama and provide an impetus for better White House debate prep.

gish-gallop. Noun. (uncountable) A rhetorical technique in which a dishonest speaker lists a string of falsehoods or misleading items so that their opponent will be unable to counter each one and still be able to make their own counterpoints.

Watch the professional "galloper" from the great State of Tennessee, A veritable motor mouth who knows the news host has limited airtime for the segment and the galloper has opportunity to consume the time.

Republican surrogates, pundits, and officials deploy a similar technique when they appear on certain news segments.

Kaiser Family Foundation published a detailed review of how Trumpcare's restrictions of "pre-existing conditions" will impact current and potentially insured and  a table of deniable medications. 
Before the ACA, individual market insurers in all but five states maintained lists of so-called declinable medical conditions.  People with a current or past diagnosis of one or more listed conditions were automatically denied.  Insurer lists varied somewhat from company to company, though with substantial overlap.  Some of the commonly listed conditions are shown in Table 2.
Table 2: Examples of Declinable Conditions In the Medically Underwritten Individual Market, Before the Affordable Care Act
Alcohol abuse/ Drug abuse with recent treatmentMental disorders (severe, e.g. bipolar, eating disorder)
Alzheimer’s/dementiaMultiple sclerosis
Arthritis (rheumatoid), fibromyalgia, other inflammatory joint diseaseMuscular dystrophy
Cancer within some period of time (e.g. 10 years, often other than basal skin cancer)Obesity, severe
Cerebral palsyOrgan transplant
Congestive heart failureParaplegia
Coronary artery/heart disease, bypass surgeryParalysis
Crohn’s disease/ ulcerative colitisParkinson’s disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysemaPending surgery or hospitalization
Diabetes mellitusPneumocystic pneumonia
EpilepsyPregnancy or expectant parent
HemophiliaSleep apnea
Hepatitis (Hep C)Stroke
Kidney disease, renal failureTranssexualism
SOURCE: Kaiser Family Foundation review of field underwriting guidelines from Aetna (GA, PA, and TX), Anthem BCBS (IN, KY, and OH), Assurant, CIGNA, Coventry, Dean Health, Golden Rule, Health Care Services Corporation (BCBS in IL, TX) HealthNet, Humana, United HealthCare, Wisconsin Physician Service.  Conditions in this table appeared on declinable conditions list in half or more of guides reviewed.  NOTE: Many additional, less-common disorders also appearing on most of the declinable conditions lists were omitted from this table.
..... Current use of any of these medications by an applicant would warrant denial of coverage. Table 3 provides an example of medications that were declinable in one insurer prior to the ACA. Our analysis does not attempt to account for use of declinable medications.
Table 3: Declinable Medications
 Anti-Arthritic Medications
  • Adalimumab/Humira
  • Cyclosporine/Sandimmune
  •  Methotrexate/Trexall
  • Ustekinumab/Stelara
  • others
 Anti-Diabetic Medications
  • Avandia/Rosiglitazone
  • Glucagon
  • Humalog/Insulin products
  • Metformin HCL
  • others
Medications for HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis
  • Abacavir/Ziagen
  • Efavirenz/Atripla
  • Interferon
  • Lamivudine/Epivir
  • Ribavirin
  • Zidovudine/Retrovir
  • others

Anti-Cancer Medications
  • Anastrozole/Arimidex
  • Nolvadex/Tamoxifen
  • Femara
  • others
Anti-Psychotics, Autism, Other Central Nervous System Medications
  • Abilify/Ariprazole
  • Aricept/Donepezil
  • Clozapine/Clozaril
  • Haldol/Haldoperidol
  • Lithium
  • Requip/Ropinerole
  • Risperdal/Risperidone
  • Zyprexa
  •  others
Anti-Coagulant/Anti-Thrombotic Medications
  • Clopidogrel/Plavix
  • Coumadin/Warfarin
  • Heparin
  • others
Miscellaneous Medications
  • Anginine (angina)
  • Clomid (fertility)
  • Epoetin/Epogen (anemia)
  • Genotropin (growth hormone)
  • Remicade (arthritis, ulcerative colitis)
  • Xyrem (narcolepsy)
  • others
SOURCE:  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Product Guide for Agents ISSUE BRIEF
Literal death panel policies from the GOP and Trump.