It was a very good day over here yesterday. Someone that disagreed with me, a Trump supporter I suppose, told me I should be banned from the internet. I think that might be like not being allowed to travel if I am a Muslim but I am not sure. That line of thinking is going around these days.
The fact that I was called out for posting "fake new" made me laugh. I do not post the news. I just comment on what I think is a very scary time in history. And I am allowed to do that in America...saying what I think is alright isn't it.
And I still think the joke is on the conservative Republicans because I remember very well what their take on Affordable Healthcare Plan was at the beginning of the Obama era. But, having a short memory or even calling the truth a lie is okay these days too.
I have done a little extra digging (not depending on the News media stories for my memories) and I did find a "sorta" healthcare plan that the Republicans sponsored. The winners in that plan was the insurance industry with the focus being on limiting lawsuits. In an article written on Politifact I found the following information:
House Republicans offered an amendment in November 2009 that -- if it had passed, which it didn't -- would have replaced the House Democratic health care bill. It was much smaller (219 pages, compared to roughly 2,000 for the Democratic bill) and had a more limited scope. It relies on bedrock GOP principles: consumer choice, no tax hikes, limited government involvement and caps on lawsuits.See, that is what I remembered happening. I thought at the time the Republicans were somehow lobbied to death by the insurance industry and I still believe the same thing.
I also looked up Consumer Affairs, the website that posted the information on the insurance industry raking in the money on the back of the consumers after Obama Care went into effect. Consumer Affairs has been reviewed and rated and does seem to work for a lot of people. The article called Health insurance industry rakes in billions while blaming Obamacare for losses! explains what happened after 2010 when the Healthcare Act became law.
But getting back to the comment. This is how it went:
Sorry for the f#$% but still you have got to think. WOW! Now this person could have made an argument for his take on the new law. Maybe he/she is right in a lot of ways. Yes, the pre-existing conditions are covered but...the cost to the insuree could be astronomical.
Republicans would have states set up "high-risk pools" for those with pre-existing conditions. There is no Congressional Budget Office score of the proposal yet, but the AARP has projected that premiums in high-risk pools could cost as much as $25,700 per year. CNNSo I want you to know,
- I do not cover the news...I give my take on what is happening.
- I love to get comments from those that disagree with me.
- I have learned that those comments can go either way...I can get new information or I can be call a liar or worse.
- You need to know that, if I am totally wrong, I will admit it.
- Hence, I had better have a back-up plan. :)
- and I do have a life, thank you very much!
Have wonderful day.