Saturday, March 11, 2017

Vindictive instead of compassionate

Health care is supposed to be about compassion. The GOP proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act sounds vindictive and not compassionate. The GOP men (of course) keep opening their mouths to prove that point. Melissa McEwan of Shakesville kindly gathered all this nonsense together in one place.

Over the past few days Republican men have shown how clueless they are about healthcare policy. Please use their words against them in defeating the currently proposed bill (and all attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah compared buying health insurance to buying a new iPhone, suggesting some people should give up the iPhone for the health insurance. Some people don't have the money for either.

Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina said everyone can get healthcare at the emergency room, but that doesn't cover chronic illness or preventative care, doesn’t help with terminal illness or disability, and is a good way to bankrupt hospitals.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to say how many people would lose insurance.

Speaker Paul Ryan gave an elaborate power point presentation on the plan, but doesn't know or doesn't care how insurance works, that the premiums of the healthy pay for the treatment of the sick.

Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois was upset that men would have to pay for prenatal care. He doesn’t think his wife should be healthy while pregnant with his kids?

Rep. Roger Marshall of Kansas insulted poor people by insisting they don't want health care and won't care for themselves.

The GOP should not be in charge of healthcare. Of course, some of us believe the GOP should not be in charge of anything.

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