Healthcare in the Senate

by on May 23, 2017 in Politics

It’s all quiet in the Senate. Apparently various groups are discussing healthcare reform, but no one wants to be the person to break ranks and tell America that its healthcare system will be dismantled … or not. Vagueness abounds. Senators duck and weave rather than talk about it. It’s almost as if they’d all prefer to be doing something else.

Meanwhile, for those keeping score, here is a short list of the professional health organizations and other experts who oppose the current Republican plan:

American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Hospital Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association, March of Dimes and AARP.

Yes. That’s just about everybody with any credibility on the matter.

Everybody.

Everybody who cares about healthcare and knows about healthcare opposes the republican plan.

Everybody.

Does that matter?

Of course not. The Republicans despise experts, especially on social matters. And we all know that Trump is a much bigger expert than any of those other experts. What do they know? Did they ever strike a great deal? I mean GREAT deal.

Anyway, as well know by now, the entire purpose of the Republican healthcare plan is to deliver a big tax cut to the rich. It isn’t about healthcare at all.

Which is just as well. Because as the experts all argue: as a healthcare plan the Republican plan is beyond terrible.

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