Wednesday, March 8, 2017

the Republican health plan contains an undisguised penalty for being poor

Under ACA, or Obamacare, if we didn’t pay in to the system (i.e., support an american company) we had to pay a tax. I paid it in 2016, about $250 for the months I was a ward of the state with no paid healthcare. (Didn’t use any.) Under the Republican plan, you’ll still pay a penalty for poverty, but instead of paying it to the government, you pay it to the insurance companies. After all, they are the ones who are really harmed by your failure to get with the program.

image by David Rhoden

So, there you go. I have always had Republican friends, even a Republican parent. I have tried to understand how the policies they propose might actually be better than the ones that make sense to me. I’m not even going to try anymore. This is just a gift to the insurance companies, a gift of bones and flesh, really, and I won’t have any of it. This party is out of control. They hate the Constitution, it’s in their way. If this is “change”, I don’t want it.

Posted by David Rhoden on 03/08 at 04:42 AM
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