Do you remember Obama’s ill choice of words, ‘You can keep your doctor’?
Do you remember how furious the republicans were over those words? Those five little words were repeated in every single republican speech for years. As they spoke those words, the venom flushed in their faces and the rage clenched in their fists, was so intense, millions of Americans protested our streets with those very words scribbled across signs. As pathetic as this sounds, that was their only argument. They kept repeating it and repeating it, although it really served no argumentative purpose. It just got their base riled up.
Closer scrutiny of those words would minimize their falsity. It was not a full blown lie. Many plans under Obamacare, you could keep your doctor. Also, remember the intentions of Obamacare – to make healthcare cheaper and more accessible for you and your daughter. Why would you get so enraged over that?
Those same people that were so angry over Obama’s words, where are they now?
President Trump goes on national TV and unleashes a litany of complete lies. On CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’, Trump said,
The National Women’s Law Center made the case that the Affordable Care Act gave many women access to comprehensive care that has frequently been out of reach in the past…
Children’s advocates said that scrapping the subsidies would pose a dire threat to children by undermining the Children’s Health Insurance Program…
Rounding out the list are hospitals, and health insurance companies. They warned that eliminating the subsidies would destabilize the health care market, and severely restrict the ability of hospitals to provide care for low and moderate income persons. NYTimes article
This group of patient advocacy groups are among many to come out against Trumpcare,
- American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- American Diabetes Association
- March of Dimes
- National Organization for Rare Disorders
- National MS Society
- WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
Don’t they understand that I can go to a hospital and get treatment, with or without insurance? If I don’t have insurance, the hospital can charge whatever they want. That is why we spend more money on each patient than any other country in the world. Obviously, if everyone had insurance, that would not be a problem.
The bottom line : children, women, seniors, and the sick will be harmed by Trumpcare. But the wealthiest Americans will get wealthier.
Why must we suffer because of their stupidity?