As you probably know by now, yesterday’s House vote on the Make America Sicker Again Act (pardon me, the “Affordable Health Care Act”, a.k.a. “Trumpcare”, or “Ryancare” for some) was postponed until today because there are not enough votes in favor of it. In fact, even some Republican representatives are opposing it.
So, what’s going on? Continue reading
As I calculated yesterday from available data, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) currently touted by Donald Trump and various Republicans, will send thousands of Americans to their deaths, a minimum 13,500 by next year alone. The House vote is today, and while even some Republican representatives squirm and hesitate to approve it, Mr. Trump is putting exorbitant pressure on them to support it. Continue reading
Here is a simple calculation based on available numbers: Continue reading
There’s a good video getting insurance straight and outing one of our most reprehensible politicians (as he plays a wise teacher to sell his hypocrisy):
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AWKWARD: Paul Ryan Doesn’t Understand How Insurance Even Works”)
Now follows my angry rant with a bleeped word in it, because I just couldn’t contain myself in the face of someone so disgusting and utterly unworthy to live within the human covenant, leave alone living the rich life at our expense: Continue reading
Our corporate-paid pretend-representatives in Congress dismiss us and our needs outright. What else is new. Still, they run offices with a staff serving them. How about we put them to work answering outraged callers? Protest-emails can be easily deleted, but a phone in use is a phone in use. Perhaps our wrath will filter through. At the very least we may cause a nuisance. Continue reading
Example: France, so very different from the U.S. … Not all is perfect there. They make mistakes. Yet, a 35 hour work week, long paid vacations, and the best healthcare in the world (at half the price of U.S. healthcare)… in THIS universe??? An entirely different way is apparently possible. Watch and be amazed.
Conclusion: All these things are easily possible when we don’t shunt the lion’s share of our mutually generated wealth to the 1%. It’s the robbery by the 1% which is preventing us from having a good life.
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Does Socialism Work In France?”)
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This lady who knows more than I about the issue, says the Public Option now toted to fix our privateering healthcare system is just another scam to prevent the real solution:
We need National Medicare for all, and Margaret Flowers seems to be saying the Public Option is not that. Single Payer would be. The difference? I end with links which may explain it well. So…
See also: Obamacare: The Biggest Insurance Scam in History
And: Physicians for a National Health Program