Republicans Announce Obamacare Replacement


Neutron BombWashington – After months of planning and preparation Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are making good on their promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

“We turned to smart people for the answer,” Trump tweeted. “Bigly smart people. Jello. I love Jello. There’s always room for Jello.”

“There was really only one answer to the problem of dealing with the millions of people who are about to lose their health insurance because of us,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan. “And that’s the plan laid out by the Dead Kennedys on their album Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. We’re gonna kill, kill, kill the poor.”

Republicans constantly cite people losing their insurance, rising premiums or being forced to change providers as proof of the law’s failure. Democrats point to the fact that 20 million people have gained coverage and can no longer be denied coverage due to preexisting conditions as proof of the laws success.

 

At this point no one really knows what to believe. Attitudes about the law are split largely along party lines.

I just know that my tax dollars go toward paying the health insurance for members of congress, government employees, people below the federal poverty line, incarcerated criminals and the elderly. But if you’re in the gray area between the poverty line and not being able to afford a $300/month insurance plan you’re royally fucked.

neutron_bombI’m not an expert on this subject. You shouldn’t trust my judgement, but I’m reasonably sure I’d benefit from socialized medicine and I’d be happy to pay a little extra in taxes if it meant I no longer had to buy insurance (or pay close to $1500 dollars for an illness I suffered last year).

I have a lot of respect for the Republican Party. It takes a lot of talent convince people who would benefit from socialism that it’s a bad thing because someone else might benefit more. I don’t understand it. It’s like burning down your house instead of letting a buddy crash on your couch.

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8 thoughts on “Republicans Announce Obamacare Replacement

    • If someone has the chance to win a million dollars, you can spend $999,999 and still come out ahead. I wonder if people really believe it or their just paid to be dumb.

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    • The worst part is that they really aren’t coming up with any solutions of their own. They’re just against anything the Democrats are for.
      I try to see things from both perspectives, but I’m at a loss here.

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  1. Best of luck. Fox news interviewed Canada’s Trump Kellie Leitch. On Fox she claimed our own Health Care that’s she’s benefitted from her whole life is bad.

    I don’t get these people. God help us. And she’s a friggin Doctor.

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    • It just seems odd that it’s a political issue. I don’t see why we can’t get together and work out how to get everyone the best health care.
      Plus, we have the advantage of looking at your system and seeing what works and doesn’t.

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