Health Care category archive
Josh Marshall points out that
Rhetorically, politically and in the simplest terms of reality, Republicans know there is no justifying this legislation. The public has already spoken. It is overwhelmingly unpopular. They are trying to do it in the dead of night because they know that. They convict themselves by their actions.
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At Philly.com, Ronnie Polaneczky profiles a Medicaid recipient who is a potential victim of Trumpcare. She’s a seven-year old girl from a solidly middle-class family who suffers from Rett Syndrome. Here’s a bit of her article:
If not for Medicaid, says Farrington, he and Barish would have had to find $25,000 this last year alone to cover Emma’s care as her condition worsened. Few young families have that many dollars in their pockets. What in the world would they do if Emma loses Medicaid?
Emma is only one of the countless thousands of Americans who rely on Medicaid when their luck runs out. Sick kids, disabled adults, the impoverished elderly – there is a real person, a real family, behind every dollar. Trump’s butchering of Medicaid would trade the well-being of these Americans for tax breaks for those who are already rich enough to buy and staff their own hospitals.
That possibility is not just immoral.
Robert Reich excoriates Paul Ryans “they call it a health care” bill. A snippet:
America has the only health care system in the world designed to avoid sick people. Private for-profit health insurers spend millions of dollars to market themselves to healthy people because that’s where the profits are. They also make every effort to avoid sick people, because that’s where the costs are.
In The Charlotte Observer, a North Carolina physician unloads on the AHCA (that is, Trumpcare). A snippet:
As a retired pediatrician, I am frankly frustrated, angry and ashamed to be an American because of what we are about to do. As long as other developed countries enjoy adequate and successful health insurance for all of their citizens, we are not the most successful nation on the planet. We are, in reality, guilty of economic racism, and the utter failure of states’ rights when it comes to equality in health care.
At Psychology Today Blogs, Mark B. Baer explains why Trumpcare is in no way health “insurance.”