Thursday, 15 June 2017

I’ve covered Obamacare since day one. I’ve never seen lying and obstruction like this.

quote [ Congress is hiding the health care bill ]

In a normal world this would be considered political suicide. But since we have entered Bizzaro world I'm not sure about anything anymore ... this still has to be a long walk on a short plank.

"But here’s where things get interesting. We tend to assume political parties want to get their policy goals adopted, but also to stay in power. Republicans won control of Congress in 2010 in part because Democrats pushed through a health care bill that the plurality of voters did not approve of, according to several major polls from that time. The Republicans are doing the same thing now, only their health care bill is significantly more unpopular than the ACA was in 2010."

Why The GOP Is So Hell-Bent On Passing An Unpopular Health Care Bill
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by bbqkink@9:13pmGMT]

Comments

sanepride said @ 10:19pm GMT on 15th Jun
I liked this article. A bit optimistic maybe, but why not.
bbqkink said[1] @ 10:51pm GMT on 15th Jun
I am still trying to figure out if the Dems went to sleep. Where the hell is their fix for the ACA...put the government option back in and most of the ACA problems go away. Get that scored by the CBO and let the fact s speak for themselves.

I suppose after the GOP destroy our healthcare system it would be easier to rebuild it with a single payer system.
sanepride said @ 10:59pm GMT on 15th Jun [Score:1 Underrated]
Not like they'll get any of that done under the current Congress, hell it won't even get out of committee mush less to the House floor, so no chance of a CBO score.
I think the strategy is pretty simple- sit back and let the Republicans fail, which at this point they will whether they get their terrible bill passed or not. Then plan on getting back Congressional majorities and pick up the pieces.
Anti_fuites said @ 11:11pm GMT on 15th Jun
I always just assumed the idea was to get the government out of healthcare entirely but they're too chicken shit to say it publicly. Instead they hide behind this weird repeal and replace rhetoric.
bbqkink said @ 11:32pm GMT on 15th Jun
Ahh you know that government is already 1/3 of all the insurance coverage in the US right? what are you going to do kick grandma out of the nursing home?
Anti_fuites said @ 1:07am GMT on 16th Jun
Well she should have thought of that before allowing herself to get old.
bbqkink said @ 1:31am GMT on 16th Jun
I guess it was a silly question the house bill cut Medicaid to the point it would have done exactly that and then they had a beer party to celebrate...so...
Space_1889 said @ 3:47pm GMT on 16th Jun
Not only are around a third of Americans insured through government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, 64% of health care spending is through the government:

http://www.pnhp.org/news/2016/january/government-funds-nearly-two-thirds-of-us-health-care-costs-american-journal-of-pub
Marcel said @ 11:12pm GMT on 15th Jun [Score:2]
I think that for each person who dies as a result of this, everyone who voted for it should be charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter.

No, I don't expect it to happen.
Nikan said @ 2:52am GMT on 16th Jun
Just like the Flint indictments.
rylex said @ 12:30am GMT on 16th Jun
the thing is, this bill wont catch up with the republicans. they will shift blame to the left and use their blonde haired orange mouthpiece to deflect from blame upon them.

we will more than likely have a second trump/republican term, which will worsen things. Only then will the fickle american public be sick of R and vote D.

Americans fucking suck. If an American jumps out of a plane without a parachute, you couldn't sell him one until after he hits the fucking ground. So Fuck parachutes, learn and know about splints!
bbqkink said @ 1:40am GMT on 16th Jun
bbqkink said @ 2:10am GMT on 16th Jun

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