Thursday, January 12, 2017

Bye Healthcare

It's getting real hard not to resent and blame the people who were like "whatever I won't vote because the U.S. under Donald or under Hillary will be the same" or "I'll vote for Donald to shake things up" as the Republican controlled congress is already in the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act before Donald has even become president. I mean, I of course resent and blame the conservatives, Republicans, and libertarians who directly elected Donald and this congress, including those who were so ignorant on the issues that they didn't get that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same fucking thing, but I tend to resent people who I feel should know better more.

Come on. How did you not see how different a Donald presidency would be from a Hillary presidency. Obamacare is only the beginning, and it will affect so many millions. Including me.

No more free birth control. No more free anxiety medication. That's gonna be another $30-40 added to my monthly budget. It's not an insignificant amount for me, and it could be devastating for someone living on a tighter budget. And many, many people are.

And don't believe for a second that Republicans are going to replace it with anything. They clearly don't have anything yet, and they can't just cook up something in the next week while they repeal the ACA. The ACA took several months to develop, first being adapted from Romney's healthcare plan (let's not forget that the ACA is a Republican healthcare system, and it's a testament to the human capacity for mental gymnastics that they were able to turn on their own invention and get us all to label it "Obamacare"), then going through a long process of development followed by negotiations in Congress to turn it into something that the Republicans could accept, even though they turned on it anyway despite the many concessions made to them by the Obama administration.

I seriously still can't believe all I've just written above, even after all these years. The Republican party has morphed into the physical embodiment of a clusterfuck.

I don't know what's going to happen to health insurance once the ACA is repealed. Probably a health insurance company free-for-all that ends up screwing the common people all to hell. And yes, people will die because of it. But what's a little extra blood to the Republicans, who are already soaked in it daily?

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