advocate at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 14 15:26:48 UTC 2017
Good Morning,I heard on even conservative radio stations, that this new bill is dead on arrival. So, let us not sweat this too much. I think we should work with someone like Susan Collins, who does care about people with disabilities. It is a reality that the Republicans have a majority. So, let us work with the more moderate Republicans.
From: nfb-talk [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jack Heim via nfb-talk
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Subject: [nfb-talk] Trumpcare
From Paul Krugman's column in the New York Times today:
"Conservative ideology always denied the proposition that people are entitled to health care; the Republican elite considered and still considers people on Medicaid, in particular, “takers” who are effectively stealing from the deserving rich."
The current version of the Republican health care bill has the change my Senator, Ron Johnson, and Senator Ted Cruz demanded -- it allows companies to charge extra or deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. What kind of people could look at a bill that takes health care away from 20+ million people and decide that their main problem with it is that it requires insurance companies to accept people with pre-existing conditions?
Krugman is absolutely right. This has next to nothing to do with the alledged flaws in Obamacare. Various versions of the Republican health care bills have taken coverage away from 20 million to 24 million people. With their darwinistic view of the world, they think that's a good thing. The issue here really is whether we as a country are better off making sure people get health care or not. But you can't make this a stronger nation by taking health care away from 20+ million people.
Note: I get health care through my work. I am not personally a Medicaid recipient. I would actually benefit financially from the Republican health care bill.
john at johnheim.com
* The Electoral College is like giving one team 6 points for a touchdown and the other team 4. *
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