Facts not required, I guess

Is there a single person in the Trump Administration with brains above a third-grade level? I mean, Pence goes to Kentucky today to sell Trumpcare and makes the idiotic claim that the ACA hurt Kentuckians. Look at the chart below which shows the percentage of people in that state uninsured in 2015, five years after …

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This is box-of-rocks level stupid

Ladies and germs, this is the website for the House Republican’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. There is a plan to get there The House Republican Healthcare Plan lowers costs, provides more control and more choices to pick a plan that meets our needs, not a plan that Washington mandates. That’s it. Oh, …

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It’s hard to understand

For years I’ve thought that the Republicans opposed the Affordable Care Act because it taxed their friends to pay for health insurance for people who weren’t their friends, and because it was the Democrats in general and Barack Obama in particular who got it passed into law. I’m sure there’s still a lot of truth …

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A glimmer of hope for Obamacare?

Jonathan Chait thinks so. He’s got a post up at New York Magazine with the provocative title “Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight.” His reasoning is based in part on the narrow margin of the Senate’s Republican majority. It’s currently 52-48, and if they suffer the loss of three of their votes for the …

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Deficits? We don’t care about no stinking deficits!

Once again, the Republican party proves that it’s very concerned about deficits when the Democrats are in charge: From the text of the 2017 Budget Resolution: (4) DEFICITS.—For purposes of the enforcement of this resolution, the amounts of the deficits are as follows: Fiscal year 2017: $582,574,000,000. Fiscal year 2018: $541,560,000,000. Fiscal year 2019: $673,600,000,000. …

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Can Trump do all that immediately?

He made a bunch of promises to reverse the Obama Administration’s actions and things that happened during those eight years. How many of them can he fulfill? David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times answers that question: He can’t reverse Roe v. Wade immediately. It would take a court case getting up to the Supreme …

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Leave VA Health Care Alone!

Please pass this article along to any vets you know. It’s infuriating that the privatizers in the Republican party and its supporters (Spit! Kochs!) want to undermine one of the best health systems in this country and they want to do so in the name of their putrid ideology. They may try to dress up …

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