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hardnox
Advisor

Need to read it to find out what's in it

seems to be the almost universal response of all GOP Reps who are actually willing to be interviewed by objective reporters.

 

At the moment seems a fairly momentous risk to take just to salve the tender ego of their President who need a win to remind everyone that he's a winner.

 

Hard to really know who wins on this except for the recipients of the tax cuts. Young and healthy people, I guess, until they're not.

 

BTW, as is this is going to crush the medical delivery systems in a lot of rural America- Trump's supposed base. Although most aren't able or willing to dial that up on their radar- it is sort of like all those folks in KY who loved the KyNect but hated that damn Obamacare.*

 

Perhaps the states that didn't do Medicaid expansion will turn out to be smart because their systems are already struggling and nobody will know the difference.

 

*All they have to do is send a few fake news stories around and The Folk will understand that it was Obamacare that put their hospital out of business..

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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Need to read it to find out what's in it

The states can do like California and move towards their own single payer.

 

Young health people use the least health care so they should pay the least.

hardnox
Advisor

And BTW,

while it is a real thing and very big deal among our demographic, what percentage of Americans are covered under ACA exchange programs? I read 9 million policies but I assume that includes families.

 

But the majority of Americans still get their insurance through employment. The cost curve on that has been sharply bent down from the explosive growth of the Bush years. As has Medicare expenditures, per capita.

 

Of course it is a fact that after giving tax breaks to the wealthy the #2 priority of the GOP is to kill SS and Medicare so that's an inconvenient problem.

hardnox
Advisor

Re: Need to read it to find out what's in it

And they do.

 

That's one argument against a single payer system though- it is basically a long term intergenerational arrangement like SS and Medicare that assumes that the system will be there for them when they are likely to need it more- and in the interim should they be unlucky.

 

 

WCMO
Senior Advisor

Re: Need to read it to find out what's in it

What do you think the odds are of this thing making thru the Senate?

 

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Need to read it to find out what's in it

Afraid it's pretty good.

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Need to read it to find out what's in it

Will probably take suspension of the filibuster for that to happen.  Mitch says he won't do that.

 

 Getting near the end of the Civic 101 semester and might not want to have quite that much of the grade "hang on "the final".

schnurrbart
Veteran Advisor

Re: Need to read it to find out what's in it

You guys will be screaming for single payer before this all shakes out!!