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The Congressional Budget Office finally came out with its scoring of TrumpCare 2.O: The Wreckening, and determined that it will leave almost as many Americans without health insurance as the first version did (23 million by 2026 vs. 24 million under TrumpCare 1). And it gets worse: In states that opt out of requiring essential health benefits and protections for patients with preexisting conditions (in which Scott Walker, for one, has already expressed beady-eyed interest), premiums for many people would go up by tens of thousands of dollars a year, pricing many out of insurance altogether. It’s a shit pizza of a healthcare bill, and millions of Americans won’t even be able to afford a slice.

The only thing resembling good news about this mess is that there’s not a chance in hell the House version of the bill would be passed by the Senate, so depending on what parts the Senate keeps, the actual horror that comes shambling out to conference committee will have a different shape — if anything passes the Senate at all. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while not commenting on the CBO score, said he was unsure Senate Republicans can agree enough to get the 50 votes (plus a tiebreaker by Mike Pence) they’d need to pass any healthcare bill this year. (He could just be blowing smoke to give Democrats a false sense of security, only to unveil something truly evil that’ll get 50 R votes.)

Like the previous version of the “American Health Care Act,” the re-fluffed bill would result in about 14 million people dropping their insurance in the next year due to the repeal of the individual mandate, plus another 9 million being forced off insurance by 2026 as Medicaid expansion is rolled back. A sixth of states are projected to drop both mandatory coverage of essential health benefits and protections for preexisting conditions, and in those states, younger, healthier policyholders would enjoy lower premiums overall, since insurers could charge older, sicker customers through the nose. The CBO also noted that in those states, people would also be able to purchase very inexpensive plans — junk insurance — that don’t really cover much of anything; as before, such minimal plans were not counted as actual insurance in the CBO estimate.

The CBO report also predicts that about half of states would be likely to keep policy requirements as they are, with current protections (but less assistance for low-income folks in the individual marketplace, since Obamacare’s premium subsidies would be replaced with less-generous tax credits), and that a third of states might opt to get waivers to modify essential health benefits and protections for preexisting conditions without eliminating them altogether; in those states, premiums would be reduced on average, but only because policies cover fewer services. Younger, healthier people would see most of the premium savings, while older policyholders would get bupkis or pay more, depending on what changes states chose.

Also, regardless of whether states took waivers or not, older policyholders would still face one of the AHCA’s worst ideas, allowing insurers to charge them up to five times as much for coverage as young people. There truly is something for everyone to hate about this plan.

The real fun would come in the red states that opt out of essential health benefits mandates and protections for preexisting conditions. While the preexisting condition protections would remain in place for those with insurance already, anyone who goes two months without coverage would get slammed. With the elimination of mandatory benefits, coverage for non-mandated services would have to be purchased with a separate rider, and that would be especially expensive for people who want the option of using their uterus, which would no longer be covered because so many wingnuts bitched about men having to pay for mammograms and other ladystuff:

A thousand bucks a month for maternity benefits seems reasonable, right? All you have to do is keep paying an extra $12,000 a year until menopause, or when you decide to get your tubes tied (if you’re a whore).

Also, in the sixth of the states projected to go with full waivers, the CBO predicts the “nongroup market would start to become unstable beginning in 2020,” with exactly the sort of “death spiral” Republicans falsely claim Obamacare is in now (it is not). Sure, insurance policies for older people with preexisting conditions might still be available — at an 800% increase in cost.

Not surprisingly, Republicans are very busy insisting the CBO report is either wrong, because the numbers are terrible for Republicans’ reelection chances, or dismissing it altogether because the Senate will fix it. New York Rep. John Faso — the guy who promised a tearful cancer survivor he’d never vote to strip away her coverage, then voted for this bill — told the Washington Post he didn’t believe the CBO’s estimate that a sixth of states would take waivers, no, not at all:

“Frankly I doubt any state would try to take advantage of that provision,” he said. “I think that is completely out of the ballpark.”

Asked why the House included the provision if no state would seek such waivers, he replied, “I’m sure it will be stripped out in the Senate.”

Translation: I voted for this shitty bill because I promised I’d repeal Obamacare, but I really hope the Senate will fix what I voted for.

And then there’s super-compassionate “Republican moderate” Lindsey Graham, who doesn’t seem inclined to vote for the House plan, but … well, we’ll let him Tweet for himself:

Not that the ACA is actually collapsing; apparently Graham is happy to go along with Donald Trump’s plan to stab it to death by not actually funding it. That’ll teach Democrats to pass a law Republicans don’t want to follow. Hooray for “moderation.”

Here’s the CBO score of Trumpcare 2.0 for you to gaze at in horror for yourselves:

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  • Joe Beese
    • Cheesus Crust _ Rebel

      We can haz revolution with guillotines nao?

      • Joe Beese

        At this point in the class war, it would be justifiable self-defense.

        • puredog

          Rusty, dull guillotines.

        • Jennifer R

          The right and proper polling place never closes.

      • Proud Liberal

        It should have happened yesterday.

      • The Wanderer

        Blades sponsored by Gillette.

      • BearGHAZI

        It is WAY past time that a bunch of strapping bucks in greasy wifebeaters storm into the white house with clubs and, uh, ‘eject’ this administration.

        STRAPPING BUCKS, ARE YOU WITH ME?!?!

      • OddMan

        Being odd, here are the complete plans for constructing an original French Guillotine. ( with votes of course )

        http://boisdejustice.com/Drawings/Drawings.html

        PS being good capitalist, there is a charge to download them.

    • Proud Liberal

      A “deficit financed tax cut”.

    • OddMan

      For every $1 dollar spent on helping people with existing conditions pay for insurance, rich people get $75 dollars in tax breaks.
      Craven.

      https://www.vox.com/2017/5/4/15544774/ahca-tax-cut

      http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/04/health-care-reform-8-billion-wont-cut-it-for-pre-existing-conditions-commentary.html

  • God Emperor Emeritus

    I don’t always discourage abortions, but when I do, I make them hundreds of times cheaper than maternity care.

  • ManchuCandidate

    But her emails, right?

  • stankbait

    The Insurance Companies are showing what they are. Cut throat and overall bad people who will not help people get medical treatment. They are part of the make my fucking money first program of Wealthcare.
    Obamacare in its original form could stand a long time. It has however been beaver chewed to the point of tipping over. By whom you ask? Marco fucking Rubio for starters with his budget torpedo years ago.

  • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Trump gets shut down by Saudi official as he tried his patented 2nd grade handshake on him.

    Гифка с Трампом набрала почти миллион просмотров (пост на Reddit) 😱https://t.co/Ad7yzAIROK— тем временем… (@a_imanaliev) May 24, 2017

    • Msgr_MΩment

      President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon

      • Treg Brown ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Thank you. I thought it was him, but wasn’t sure.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    and that would be especially expensive for people who want the option of using their uterus,

    https://youtu.be/VXVZfLEcPdM?t=55

  • Proud Liberal
    • The Wanderer

      It pisses me right the fuck off, because I predicted he’d do exactly that. Romney would have done the same, but been a lot more subtle about it.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        It’s a well-established blueprint every tin pot dictator in modern history has followed.

        • The Wanderer

          True. Noriega used the Panamanian Treasury as his private checking account.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Back in the day, lacking the industrial infrastructure, they used to sell it all off to foreign corporations. Now they keep it closer to home by giving it away to vulture cronies in exchange for a percentage.

    • William

      Wait… you mean appointing an Exxon Mobil CEO who was decorated by Putin as secretary of state isn’t just some weird cosmic coincidence?

    • BadKitty904

      This should cause rioting in the streets.

      • Proud Liberal

        Damn straight it should. I believe we are living in post-America now. Nothing is real anymore. Nothing.

        • BadKitty904

          All “gestures and symbols,” no action.

      • The problem is that when there IS rioting in the streets, or even simple Nazi-punching, most good liberals tut-tut and say both sides do the bad thing.

        • BadKitty904

          Very true. I don’t even like advocating rioting in the streets.

          But the historical fact is that no major change has ever taken place in this country without violence. And, so far, alternatives don’t seem to be working…

  • Jennifer R

    They made the worst thing possible that still qualifies under reconciliation​, expect it to pass.

    • Proud Liberal

      No doubt. They can’t have Obamacare. No way. No how.

      • Jennifer R

        51 million people uninsured to save pocket change.

        • Indivisible Snark Tank

          No, 51 million people uninsured to provide a sweet tax break to the 1%. Priorities!

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Am I the only one who thinks Lindsay Graham and his ilk are the worst king snake evil motherfuckers out of this whole lot…all the more so for successfully passing themselves off as sane and reasonable? I much prefer my bigots in white hoods.

    • OrG

      Nope.

    • Me not sure

      At least you know ’em when you see ’em.

    • mailman27

      Both he and McCain should definitely drink a dick.

  • bookish

    Bamz in Berlin while Trump is in Brussels.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/25/how-obama-undercuts-trump-238814

    “Obama has a clear view on how countries, including the U.S., should confront the challenges we all face. He didn’t shy away from making that case as president and he’s not going to now,” said one person close to him. “But not everything needs to be said to be understood — as Woody Allen famously put it, 80 percent is just showing up.”

    With his early post-presidency focused on inspiring more young people to get involved civically, he said Thursday of the kind of burn-down-the-establishment-down-politics that propelled Trump, those who believe “politicians are all corrupt, and institutions are all corrupt … if that’s your attitude, then yes, things will get worse. But it’ll get worse because you did not make the commitment to live out the values and the things you believe in most.”

    • Proud Liberal

      We are now living in post-America. Who knows what happens from here.

  • DerrickWildcat

    The most terrific dumpster fire! Probably the best dumpster fire ever.!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I can’t wait to pay an 800% increase in my premium. At $69,000 a year that will be a real bargain. Not to mention about double my yearly pension.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Yeah, I live in KY and our beloved governor, Voldemort, will surely jump at the chance to fuck us all over. My premiums will go up to about $41K a year, which is double my income. But hey, that’s okay because . . . um . . . well, really, I’m not sure how you could justify that, but then, I’m not a republican asslicking scumbag.

      • God Emperor Emeritus

        I mean, the taxpayers may have spent a huge sum of money making sure you got an education and whatnot, but you fucked up and didn’t become a bazillionare, so you should probably suffer and die and/or move to California.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Hopefully they will take the extra money they skim from the sick and donate it to the Ark Encounter. Win/win!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      What is this “pension” of which you speak?

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    I have a better idea Lindsey. Howzabout you let liberals keep Obamacare and all the Republicans can try out Trumpcare on their own. Let’s see how that goes.

    • BadKitty904

      I could live with that.

    • BearGHAZI

      That’s really mean, dude

  • Mr. Blobfish

    23 million by 2016?!? I new they were evil, but to retroactively get rid of your insurance, damn, that is evil.

    • Proud Liberal

      They don’t care about you. Never have. Never will.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      That cosmetic surgery you had last year that you thought was “covered”? Guess what!

      • God Emperor Emeritus

        cosmetic surgery medically imperative, death preventing procedure

        FTFY

    • doktorzoom

      Good catch. A proclivity for typos is my preexisting condition. Fixed!

  • BadKitty904
    • Msgr_MΩment

      I remember gathering around the teevee in my youth at Christmastime to watch the flames of the dumpsterfire.

      • jodyleek

        Teevee? Luxury! We sat around a picture of a teevee while we burned the Christmas tree for warmth.

        • William

          You had a tree? We had to draw a tree using parchment we made from bread crumbs and our own blood. Then we had to light it by running out onto an eight lane highway and retrieve road flares.

          • Zonath

            Road flares? You had it easy! When I was a kid, we used to have to scale the nearest erupting volcano with vultures constantly attacking us and plucking out our eyes! Then, because we couldn’t see, we fell into the caldera and vaporized instantly, and we liked it!

          • William

            ….and you were grateful.

          • jodyleek

            Blood? You were lucky to have blood! We sold our blood to vampires so that we could buy a sack of sawdust to eat each week.

          • William

            You had a sack to carry sawdust? ….Elitist.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Second verse…………same as the first.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_AU85kU0AAW9yK.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger

    Same Republican alternative care: It’s called DYING.

    • JohnBull

      As Kellyanne Conway would phrase it, “alternative living.”

  • elviouslyqueer

    NPR had some South Dakota congressional shitmuffin on this morning who kept on and on and ON about how “Obamacare sucks and it’s horrible and it’s so expensive and people hate it so we had to kill it rather than fix it.” Rachel Martin then pointed out that he himself had JUST admitted that it was fixable, after which much sputtering, backtalking, and attempted mansplaining spewed forth.

    I hate these vile fuckers so, so very much.

    • Joe Beese

      He emphasized that the CBO don’t know nothin’ no-how so fuck their so-called “analysis”.

    • jodyleek

      South Dakota is full of stupid hicks. I should know; I was married to one for a while. Ugh.

    • Yeah but she allowed WAAAYYY too much bullshit to go unchallenged. I was yelling in the shower.

  • BosGrl

    OT: Argh! You had ONE JOB, Donnie: Dedicate the NATO 9/11 memorial. This should be an easy one! But no. He’s talking on and on about NATO members not paying their fair share. Also, Justin Trudeau is there and now I want to cry because President Obama should be giving this fucking speech.

    • Al Swearengen

      The response of the other leaders is going to launch a million memes!

      • BosGrl

        It’s disrespectful! This is a memorial to the victims, and he should have talked about that, and Manchester, and then said we are stronger together, end. Not talk about money.

        • jodyleek

          He can’t even help himself. I’m sure someone wrote a speech and he chucked it in the nearest bin because he can’t read it and because he’s a dick.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          He’s a prime example of the guy who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

          • RazorBack

            … and so stupid he couldn’t even pass the entrance exams for Reading… Gaol that is.

        • Al Swearengen

          The footage of the leaders walking away. They were all shaking their heads and laughing about what a dumb shit Trump is on how NATO works. (They don’t pay fucking dues like a golf club.)

          • BosGrl

            I just saw a shot of them sitting with Obama. They looked more relaxed and comfortable.

    • William
    • ltmcdies

      OK…so when the Brit speaks maybe they can go over Trump’s little problem with keeping secure information secure.

      If we’re going to use memorial openings as places to air our grievances and all

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Always classy and high-minded, isn’t he? Did be brag about his inaugural crowds? Move on any married women like a bitch?

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Who was the lucky person who got the framed copy of the electoral college map?

      • georgiaburning

        It was left in a stall in the men’s room, somewhat soiled.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        AOT,K.

  • William

    I for one am not worried. It’s darn near impossible to take away a social program once it has become entrenched. This could be the undoing of the GOP and certainly the campaign slogan of the mid term. There have so far been 62 unsuccessful votes to repeal the ACA. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/febd4d46f17aeb4c327093b052538c79b93252b00c9f8cc572f7dcf534a4fcf0.jpg

    • Stulexington

      GOP-“And investigate e-mails.”
      FBI-“Team Trump’s e-mails?”
      GOP-“no, Hillary’s.”

    • I am really really really not that sanguine.

      (Also, my current job depends on it).

  • TJ Barke

    As terrible as these days are, it is a golden age for snark.

  • elviouslyqueer

    I would suggest that Lindsey eat several dicks, but that ship has not only just sailed, but it’s circumnavigated the globe at least three times.

  • exinkwretch

    Quit yer bitchin’. snowflakes! You can warm your hands and face by a dumpster fire. And the toxic smoke will kill you a bit faster and your problems will be over!

  • William

    Cue the “we don’t want to become Canada/Sweden/Mongolia/ Shangra-la, do we?..music.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d2cacee62c5b473b63d8c76cb9abefb8e340517d5588228a91d777b76f35144.jpg

    • Belasaurius

      Isn’t the Tri County Bureau of Scienfifical Research a satire page on FaceSpace.?

    • Stulexington

      Fie, stuff and nonsense, Obamacare isn’t anything like Canadacare!

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Well, that’s just science.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    The impeachment hearings will keep Congress busy. They won’t have time for anything else.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      THANK GOD!

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I think that, like rats caught in a trap, they will gnaw off their legs before they will start impeachment hearings.

      The best we can hope for is that Trump won’t ask Duterte to send over some death squads to help with the ethnic cleansing.

  • Reince Pubis

    It’s really not that hard, people: if you give people access to healthcare, they’re going to find reasons to use it a lot more often. By making the American healthcare system more accessible to lower-income Americans, all you’re really doing is encouraging them to be sick more. Liberals!

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Believe it or not, I’m actually opposed to “no co-pay” insurance. People definitely will abuse they system if it’s completely free. I’m fine with people having co-pays of $20 or $30 per visit, unless you’re genuinely poor and just can’t afford it.

      • Reince Pubis

        I’m in favor of “no cosplay” insurance. If people want to dress up like Sailor Moon, that’s their problem. Joe Sixpack should NOT have to pay for that sort of nonsense.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Where do you stand on grizzlies in public schools? Think carefully, because if you give the right answer, I may be starting a super pac to fund your campaign for Congress.

          • Reince Pubis

            I don’t remember Super Pac. I was Donkey Kong man, myself.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Your answer is correct!

          • Querolous

            I played Pong. Or was it Bong? For some reason it’s all a blur.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            I was into a pinball machine called Fireball. It had a spinning disc in the middle that, when the ball hit it, sent the ball off in a different, unexpected direction.

            What we oldz called “Fun”.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      Why should doctors even remove cancerous tumors? They’ll just grow back again.

      Come to think of it, why repair a damaged heart? That means a lifetime of maintenance, and those deadbeat patients will just come to rely on doctors instead of dropping dead, as the good lord intended.

      If they want to live so badly, they should replace their own defective valves. Moochers.

      • Reince Pubis

        I’m with you! Why even remove a damaged heart? It will just grow back again (actually not positive on that last part.)

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      It’s like free public schools. Provide good free schools and just everyone sends their kids.

      • Reince Pubis

        When everyone is educated, it makes the education of other (whiter) children less valuable.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So Trump just called terrorists “losers” in front of NATO, then lectured NATO on how they’re not paying their fair share, and then told them he wasn’t going to ask how much they’d spent on their classy new building. His speech was met with thunderous applause…by which I mean tens of people started clapping. I’m pretty sure Ivanka and Jared did most of the clapping.

    • Great. Just, great.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He’s a real statesman, that one is.

        At least he’s not in America fucking things up for a while.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          Here, he isn’t (only he is.)

          But there, he is reeeeeeealllly fucking things up.

          And that isn’t even when he is blabbing openly to Death Squads Duterte about our nuclear subs and exactly where they are.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            But…but…Hillary’s emails!!! BENGHAZI!!!!

    • jodyleek

      Why didn’t they boo him? Leaders all over the world need to grow massive pairs of balls. Someone needs to bring Vincente Fox with them to every event tRump is at, just to troll him.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        That would be most excellent!

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Our political culture didn’t evolve to deal with people like Donald.

    • UnsaltedSinner

      He’s still waiting for other NATO countries to send him a check, isn’t he?

      • Ghenghis McCann

        He might get something from Britain when he asks for a cheque.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He basically told them they owe a lot of back dues, and they need to start spending a lot more to support our war mongering in the MidEast and elsewhere.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        And under-aged pee hookers.

        Come on NATO, step up to the challenge!

    • BigCSouthside

      He bitches about NATO spending then sets a budget to buy military shit we absolutely don’t need

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Right, and it’s almost like all those crazy European countries think it’s a better idea to spend money on the health care of their citizenry, rather than on expensive military items that they’re never going to use.

        • RazorBack

          They (Europeans) better change their minds.

          Never forget what happened in Sweden in the backlash of the Bowling Green Massacre!

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            That was pretty horrific! Thanks for reminding me of massacres that happened in Kelly ConAway’s mind.

    • ltmcdies

      well I’m sure it will play well with #MAGA crowd.

      But I have to ask…has no one explained to this buffoon that other countries don’t pay America to be in NATO…does he get that yet?

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Based on his public statements, I’m gonna go with “no”.

      • BosGrl

        He thinks it’s like membership dues at Mar-a-Lago.

    • Al Swearengen

      Trump thinks NATO is a golf club, and some members owe back dues. That’s why the other leaders were looking at each other and laughing in disbelief.

      Trump is so embarrassing.

      • BosGrl

        Ooops, should have read just a tiny bit further down. I owe you a Coke.

        • Al Swearengen

          All good.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        The “applause” he received was embarrassing. It was obvious that it was mostly his bodyguards and Ivanka.

        • Ferroequinologist Ron

          ‘Clap or I’m giving away your seat on AF1.’

  • UnsaltedSinner

    So Trumpcare, in its majestic equality, allows the rich as well as the poor to pay a fortune for health insurance. Sounds fair.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Republicans have always based their programs, great or small, on their firm belief that the poor are hoarding all the money.

  • doktorzoom

    I’ll confess I’m ambivalent about one thing in this piece: Should it be “shit pizza” or “shitpizza”?

    • UnsaltedSinner

      Shizza?

    • HazooToo

      shit-pizza

    • I think the former looks more righter than the latter.

    • Me not sure

      Just call it Papa John’s and be done with it.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Papa John’s: The Waterboarding of Pizza.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I had a Papa John’s pizza once. They sprinkled oregano on top after it came out of the oven.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      Aren’t shit pizzas those things cattle drop behind them?

    • natoslug

      Shit is a lousy pizza topping. Sandwiches are the appropriate, and traditional, serving choice for shit. GET OFF MAH LAWN!!!!!1!

      • God Emperor Emeritus

        I heard on the internet that pizza is a form of open-face sandwich tho. WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?

        • natoslug

          Pizza is a sauce and grease delivery panclock, not sammich! Open-face sammich is just a fancy way of saying “toast with more stuffs on it.”

    • elviouslyqueer

      Yes.

    • HazooToo

      Just asked a friend. She says “It’s like post office, police station, poo pizza.”

    • Querolous

      “Pizza shit”

    • Celtic_Gnome

      I would go with “shit pizza.” After all, it’s “pepperoni pizza”.

  • Belasaurius

    Plungerhead Louie Gohmert was on TeeVee last night saying the CBO has always been wrong about everything. It’s on his FaceSpace site.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall
      • Belasaurius

        yep, he sputtered his impotent hillbilly rage all over the airwaves

    • UnsaltedSinner

      This from the party that made a $2 trillion mistake in their budget and kept the income from the estate tax they want to repeal in their calculations.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      The CBO was wrong on the ACA (Obamacare) scoring because they assumed that even Republican governors would think taking billions in federal dollars would be better than screwing the poor. If every State had taken the Medicaid subsidy the original ACA score would be exactly on target. So their mistake was not bad math, but not understanding the depth of evil that is the modern Republican Party.

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Other than that, their mistake was generally to be too pessimistic about Obamacare’s effects.

  • Me not sure

    Graham will be singing a different tune once the hot flashes begin.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Most marks wise up after the first time. The MAGA-hat-wearers seem to take a certain twisted pride in falling for the three-card-monte trick over and over and over.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Never forget: Republicans Own This

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAoX-ptW0AAqt6R.jpg

  • Bill D. Burger
  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    The one potential silver lining here is this: even the abysmally stupid people who voted for Dump need healthcare. In fact they need it more and for more-expensive conditions than any other demographic. If they can be made to pay attention, they will rise up in fury at the idea that their premiums can go up 800%. Of course I do realize the flaw in my argument there is that Bubba and Bubba-Jane will need to understand “math” and “facts.”

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Unfortunately, most of the Republicans I know are on Medicare, which even Trump isn’t stupid enough to try to cut. I’d like to see Republicans attempt to do it, though.

      • Leliel

        He is. That’s why the first bill died and why the AARP hates Trumpcare.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Everyone hates TrumpRyanCare, other than the jagoffs in the “Freedom” Caucus.

      • Actually it will affect medicare. ACA made some positive medicare adjustments (like closing the drug doughnut hole).

        However, there is no way trump voters will know or understand that.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Most Trump supporters don’t know how babbies are made.

    • BigCSouthside

      Literally all GOP politicians need to do is tell them that we are trying to kill Jesus and take their guns and hardly any of the voters will care that they are getting screwed

      Trump voters are fucking stupid and have terrible priorities. Their leaders know this.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        We live in a country where half the people are utter idiots

    • HazooToo

      Another flaw: Fox News won’t tell them about the 800% premium increase, and they think everyone else is lying.

  • Belasaurius

    next stop: Soylent Trump

    • jodyleek

      Well, he did say he has the best people.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Trump ./ Ryan take care of seniors.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAfTwZmXoAEDN_h.jpg

    • ltmcdies

      oooh….and look at the wee smile on cartoon Ryan.

      pretty fucking pointed

      • Mehmeisterjr

        He is all smug, all the time.

    • Sedagive ’em Hell

      Perfect.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    “Don’t worry” they said “the House bill will never get through the Senate.” As if the Senate wasn’t just as full of psychopath Republicans as the House, percentage wise.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      And the Senate is run by the treason-committing Mitch McTraitor, who never met a Democrat he couldn’t blame for something or find a way to fuck over. I have ZERO confidence that this will fail to pass. It will pass. Then Dump will sign it. And then the Great Die-Off will begin.

    • God Emperor Emeritus

      John McCain will experience great regret while voting for it though, so BOTH SIDES.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Well, Hillary would have been no different than Trump, and she was really shrill.

  • Rick Hill

    I have to say, I don’t believe their numbers. I think that they are not factoring the greed motivation of insurance companies that will result in more people kicked off as well as the costs of those unable to afford health care being transferred to the rest of society, through a less healthy populace, more visits to the ER, etc. I think that long term there will be much more costs than the measly 120 mill they say it will save.

    • marxalot

      Oh, that 120 mil will show back up, multiplied, on the debit side once the knock-on effects of ER-only healthcare and Sick People Everywhere start to show up. Wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t just distributed costs, but directly on the Gov’t purse, either.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    Was watching CNN last night and Robert Reich was debating some dude who said Medicaid was the worst medical program in the world. I think my mother begs to differ especially since she recently had gallbladder surgery and shoulder surgery and medicaid covered the stuff medicare didn’t cover.

    • God Emperor Emeritus

      Worse than Obamacare?

      • UnsaltedSinner

        Guess what they’ll repeal next.

    • Rick Hill

      When you look at their perspective, the “fck you, I got mine. Go die and be out of my sight” viewpoint is what makes tem say it sucks.

    • Ghenghis McCann

      I thought the “worst medical program in the world” according to the RWNJs is the NHS in Britain, where we have Socialist Death Panels killing people.

      • Ferroequinologist Ron

        It’s whatever health care system does good things for people.

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  • Crystalclear12

    So much for dying on a budget.

  • Nockular cavity

    Republicans are very busy insisting the CBO report is either wrong, because the numbers are terrible for Republicans’ reelection chances, or dismissing it altogether

    Or, you know, beating up people who ask about it.

  • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend
    • Ferroequinologist Ron

      Rule of law?

      • IdiokraticDrumpfenJugend

        That’s the only thing that’s saving them or they would be like Scalia…dead, Niedemeyer…dead, Ailes…dead!11!1!!!

  • BosGrl

    Paul Ryan on TV trying to justify the dumpster fire. I hate him with a fury.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    The nerve of Lindsey Graham… You Republicans are creating the mess !!!

  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Fuck you, Lindsey Graham.

  • President in Exile Firefly

    I would prefer it if the GOP simply came right out and admitted what they really think: “Fuck you. I’ve got mine.”

    • TakingAmes

      It’s their “secret” motto. It’s what they say during the secret handshakes.

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Is that the one where they try to jerk the other guy off his feet?

  • Beowoof14

    Lying to people and taking away their healthcare, while telling them they’re doing them a big favor giving tax cuts to rich guys. Republicans have demonstrated again that they’re in fact working for Satan.

    • zerosumgame0005

      Satan stands back and gives then a slow clap for ingenuity!

      • Celtic_Gnome

        Satan seems to have a lot more moral integrity than Republicans.

  • Run2Live
  • Zippy W Pinhead

    The GOP is trying to do to Obamacare what Gianforte did to that reporter

    • Mehmeisterjr

      And which he did because that reporter kept asking him pesky questions about health care, as is not his right under Fourth Reich.

  • theblackdog

    I bet a bunch are hoping for that re-vote now.

  • in those states, younger, healthier policyholders would enjoy lower premiums overall, since insurers could charge older, sicker customers through the nose
    This is the part that people keep repeating that does not hold up long term.
    Charge older people through the nose; more will drop their insurance and go back to relying on ER care. That will increase the rates on the youngs longer term because there will be physically less people in the pool.
    Anyone who falls for the “I am young and should pay pennies on the dolla” is A Idiot who doesn’t understand how insurance works.
    Of course…a simple fix to all of this would be single payer. Just sayin

  • OH AND ANOTHER THING. The whole “Will save us 12 Billion a year!” thing is bogus too.
    Because when people dump their insurance and rely on ER care….and can’t pay that…guess who gets to pay for it? That’s right, the tax payers! Won’t save us a fucking dime

    • TakingAmes

      Yep.

  • Webster

    Let’s just call it what it is. It’s not the American Health Care Act (AHCA), it’s the Republican Insurance Plan (RIP).

    • SisterArtemis

      This!

    • norcalOG

      Not true. The favored Republican plan has always been its vaunted JDGS (Just Don’t Get Sick) plan. It’s market based (if you get injured while shopping at a market, the market will be on the hook) and you can buy insurance from anybody, any where, including those offered by Raul of Boise.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Up until now, every shitty decision and policy by every fuckhead conservative was something I could deplore but not worry too much about, because it didn’t touch me personally.

    No more. I’ve been out of work all year, and the only reason I’m not panicking is because Obamacare allows me to buy health insurance for $120 a month. If these fuckheads ever get their shit together and gut Obamacare, health insurance will become my biggest monthly expense, exceeding even my mortgage. Unless I get another job, which is by no means certain at my age, my bank account and retirement savings will be drained long before I get to collect Social Security (assuming the bastards haven’t gutted that too).

    Goddamn it. If Hillary Clinton had been elected, I would have been safe. Why do 80,000 dumbshits in three states–many of whom will probably get screwed over just as badly as I will, if not worse—get to decide that a reality-show clown can be president?

  • whitroth

    Yeah, I saw a chart today. Someone at 64 now would be paying $1700. With this abortion (I thought they hated abortions), that same person’s premiums would go up AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE.

    Now, for any “journalists” out there, who I know don’t understand big phrases like that, it means TEN TIMES, to $17,000.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    NPR had a clip from Paul Ryan this morning, which they said was him commenting on all the people being priced out of insurance: Welp, we done saved some money!

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    AHCA – American Horror Care Act

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    ugh, Miss Lindsay:

    “We sabotaged your effort to build this building at every turn, now that we have a shit plan for how to finish it – YOU MUST WORK WITH US.”

    Fuckers.

    • BadKitty904

      Fuck that.

  • Zyxomma

    I’m vibrantly healthy, and making sure to get all the medical care (e.g. dentistry; I broke a crown) I need before Medicaid is defunded or repealed or whatever the fuck they’re going to do.

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