Friday, March 10, 2017

'Toontime: Making Sausage of Healthcare

credit: Rick McKee, Augusta Chronicle
BC Idonwanna sez:  Better to kill patient!
Obamacare, as the Affordable Health Care Act is derisively known was intended by the insurance lobby to head off efforts to finally pass socialized healthcare. It was doomed not to work from the start. Now, the Repugnants, who basically adhere to a modified form of Darwinism, have got their hands on what is admittedly a broken system. Their solution is: more of the same, but not so much. AARP (American Association for Retired Persons) has done some math on what is being proposed to replace Obamacare.  For older and less affluent persons, the cost of health insurance will rise dramatically.  A 55 year old making $25,000 a year would pay $3600 more for coverage.  A 64 living near the poverty level would spend $8400 more  of his meager annual income on health insurance.  The added expense will motivate poor 'Mericans to forego insurance all together since the penalties for not having insurance are reduced.  This situation will increase health costs and risks which will in turn prompt insurance companies to raise insurance premiums. The death spiral resumes.  Watching Washington make mincemeat out of health care is enough to put a person off pay for play government permanently.*

*Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort increased member dues from $100,000 to $200,000 per year after Trump ascended to office.  Members are encouraged to give suggestions and comments to the President.