Health Care and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Well, they did it. They came up with the worst possible “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act.
The horrific plan that the House Republicans passed on Thursday threatens not only the health insurance of 24 million people, but those of us lucky enough to have employer-provided health insurance, anyone covered under Medicaid, and anyone who ever dreamed of leaving the security of an employer to start their own business or otherwise follow their dream.
Not only did they throw the baby out with the bathwater, but they buried her 10 feet deep in a remote spot in the Amazon.
In passing this appalling bill, the House Republicans: Confirmed, in no uncertain terms, that access to affordable, quality health care is a privilege, not a right. And it appears that the privilege is primarily available to rich white men. Clarified that they could care less about the people who put them in office, given the fact that fewer than 20% of Americans supported the earlier, less onerous version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). … Continue Reading