Friday, February 24, 2017

Leaked draft of Republican insurance company profit Bill

See this story for the draft and the details. We can't rightly call it a healthcare plan because it's about corporate profits without the least consideration of our health. The Bill will slash subsidies to those in need and eliminate the Medicaid expansion in Obamacare that is helping many poor people. It would eliminate the individual mandate as well as the taxes that fund Obamacare. It also bans federal funding for Planned Parenthood despite that only about 3% of its services are for abortions, and not one of those abortions is paid with federal funds. With the funding measures above eliminated they will also charge the elderly up to 5 times as much for their insurance as young people. One result of all this is that fewer Americans will have any coverage.

This comes at a time when Obamacare approval is at an all-time high, while 84% of those polled want to keep the Medicaid expansion. The rallies at Republican town halls also give credence to those lawmakers not being in step with what the public wants. All of which of course reinforces the truth that these lawmakers really don't give a shit what the people want; they only care what their corporate masters want. There has never been more telling evidence than in this fight to destroy our healthcare. Let's call their plan what it is: the insurance company profit bill.

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