Friday, May 12, 2017

'Toontime: Survival of the Wealthiest

This week saw the passage of a House bill, 2.0, to replace the Affordable Care Act.  Needless to say it's a joke, and even foreign political cartoonists are  lampooning it:

credit: Jos Collignon, de Volksrant, Netherlands
Wackydoodles sez: If 'in he makes out of the stadium, he gets a free cane!

A closer look at the bill reveals that the savings are achieved at the expense of all but eliminating the federal-state Medicaid partnership, raising deductibles and premiums, and eliminating coverage for pre-existing conditions which will be used to give $660 billion worth of tax breaks to the wealthy, insurers, and drug companies. It is pure social Darwinism of the ugliest kind.  The Congressional Budget Office estimates that if the House bill is signed into law, twenty-four million 'Mericans will loose their medical coverage.  Resist here.

credit: Dave Grundland @
BC Idonwanna sez: My doctor more advance--no need snake!