Last night, Buzzfeed leaked a Russian dossier, which supposedly contains personal and financial dirt of President-elect Trump. While in Russia, Trump supposedly paid prostitutes to pee on each other.
While the media was focusing on Trump and his pee habits, the Republicans in Congress were tearing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to absolute shreds. This includes yanking out the part that bars insurance companies from denying people based on pre-existing conditions. They are also making birth control harder to get by making it more expensive.
According to the “Trumpcare” website:
“Although not specifically outlined in his health care proposal, President-Elect Trump has stated during his campaign that he does not believe health insurance carriers should be able to refuse coverage to individuals due to pre-existing conditions.”
If he believes it, then why wasn’t it in the proposal?! Oh, right, he lies through his fucking teeth.
Congress passed what is known as a budget resolution. They are using this to take six important measures away:
- protecting people with pre-existing conditions
- allowing young people to stay on their parent’s plans until they are 26
- allowing contraception to be covered under health insurance
- protecting the expansion of Medicaid
- making it easier for children to be covered under Medicare/CHIP
- making it harder to keep veterans from getting coverage from the VA
Democrats were there fighting against the repeal. Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said:
“I think it’s important for this country to know this was not a usual thing, this is a day which lays the groundwork for 30 million people to be thrown off their health insurance. And if that happens, many of these people will die.”
New York Senator Chuck Schumer said:
“We wanted to say no matter how late, we’re going to stay and fight and represent our constituents — there are so many constituencies who will be hurt by this repeal without a replace.”
The Senate introduced over 160 amendments to the budget reconciliation. They are tearing apart the ACA without a solid plan to replace! Trump said that he will unveil his replacement plan when his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human services is confirmed.
The mugging occurred at around one this Thursday morning in what they are calling a “Vote-a-Rama.”
Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, sneakily repealed his amendment to push the repeal back to March. The Republicans are afraid to face the American people and tell us that 20 million could die because of them. They don’t want to own up to the fact that yanking away our healthcare without a replacement will cause chaos. Did you think about that, Trumpkins?! I hope all of that whining over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails was worth it.
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