CtH: Having been disabled lo these many decades, I have been on Medicare since forever. IOW, I’ve got no skin in this game and zero knowledge worth imparting. However, I did really appreciate reading something that made some kind of sense AND that wasn’t all hair-on-fire hate about the proposed plan.
Stilton: Donald Trump and the Republicans have rolled out their initial plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, but for many Trump voters the plan (the first of three steps intended to address all aspects of reforming the ACA) isn’t finding acceptance.
Why? Because they know (correctly) that Obamacare is riddled with serious problems and is harming our healthcare system and they voted to get rid of Obamacare in its entirety. And that’s by God what they want!
Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is very much akin to the scenario depicted above: if you simply cut out the problems all at once with no replacement ready, the patient will die. And in this case, the bloodsoaked, flailing patient happens to be your health insurance.
We can’t simply return to “the way things used to be” because Obamacare destroyed that system. It’s gone. Kaput. It is not simply pining for the fjords, but has joined the choir eternal. Which is why doing an immediate and total fix is practically and politically impossible.
Rather, we need to accept (unhappily, and perhaps with an adult beverage in hand) that the Republicans only have two choices right now: a series of slow and messy patches to Obamacare that will gradually push the insurance industry back toward free market solutions, or a quick amputation of Obamacare in its entirety which will accelerate the industry’s crash and make single-payer care inevitable.
We don’t have to like those choices, but to deny that those are the choices can only lead to disaster.
In his first remarks this week to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) employees, Secretary of HUD Ben Carson called slaves “immigrants.”
Journalists and celebrities alike condemned the remarks as extremely offensive.
Funny how they had no problem with the ELEVEN TIMES President Obama said the EXACT SAME THING.
Wikileaks: Reporters who met in secret and coordinated with Hillary’s campaign.
It seems that President Trump’s immigration policies are already having an effect, since the numbers of illegals trying to enter the country has dropped significantly in just the past month. The number of illegals apprehended trying to cross the border dropped from 31,578 in January to 18,762 in February, the lowest monthly total in at least five years.
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