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(MSN)   The GOP hates sick people   ( msn.com) divider line
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2017-07-17 02:27:25 AM  
Just the poor ones.
 
2017-07-17 02:59:01 AM  

fusillade762: Just the poor ones.


Sick people should just be rich. It's better in a lot of ways.
 
2017-07-17 03:50:22 AM  
If God loved them they wouldn't get sick or be poor.
(Prosperity Gospel FTW)
 
2017-07-17 04:03:47 AM  

fusillade762: Just the poor ones.


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2017-07-17 04:11:16 AM  
The GOP hates people.  But sufficient wealth and manliness overrides their hatred. (going by a very immature view of what manliness is)
 
2017-07-17 06:09:23 AM  

Notabunny: fusillade762: Just the poor ones.

Sick people should just be rich. It's better in a lot of ways.


Why don't poor sick people just buy more money?
 
2017-07-17 06:22:29 AM  
Just go to an emergency room.
 
2017-07-17 06:22:40 AM  
If God chooses to destroy the unholy with bacterial plague, who are we to interfere in his great design?
 
2017-07-17 06:22:40 AM  

Aar1012: Notabunny: fusillade762: Just the poor ones.

Sick people should just be rich. It's better in a lot of ways.

Why don't poor sick people just buy more money?


I am just waiting until both good health and money go on sale.
 
2017-07-17 06:23:11 AM  
If they were living right, Jesus would heal them.
 
2017-07-17 06:23:30 AM  
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americablog.com
prevarication.net
 
2017-07-17 06:35:02 AM  
Maybe I'm just stupid, but this seems like political suicide. Wasn't the pre-existing conditions protection the most popular part of the ACA?
 
2017-07-17 06:35:11 AM  
We finally getting the 'death panels' the GOP had such a hard-on about?
 
2017-07-17 06:35:30 AM  
Guns and ammo are still cheap.  If you're a good shot you can kill hundreds of people for the price of an introductory visit to an oncologist.

Let us know how that ends up working out for you, GOP.
 
2017-07-17 06:36:03 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Just go to an emergency room.


This is the part that pisses me off.  Enough Republicans know damn well people who can't afford their emergency room bills are a large part of why hospitals are so expensive.  Yet they claim the problem with health care reform is, "I shouldn't have to pay for someone else."  You already do, douchewaffles, maybe let's at least get more bang for our buck.
 
2017-07-17 06:37:43 AM  
What's the problem? They're only applying their hero Charles Darwin's theory.
 
2017-07-17 06:38:36 AM  

eiger: Maybe I'm just stupid, but this seems like political suicide. Wasn't the pre-existing conditions protection the most popular part of the ACA?


Yes, that's why they want to keep the ACA. It's Obamacare that they don't want, because that one sucks.
 
2017-07-17 06:39:57 AM  
I'm hoping the passage of this turd will be the death knell for the GOP but then I remembered Americans have become cowards and imbeciles.  Instead of standing up to these monsters we'll all just collectively bend over and ask for another.
 
2017-07-17 06:43:55 AM  

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You can't have health care anymore

the good lord hates you because you are poor.

 
2017-07-17 06:45:09 AM  

eiger: Maybe I'm just stupid, but this seems like political suicide. Wasn't the pre-existing conditions protection the most popular part of the ACA?


According to the article it still is.  And since the AARP is against what they are trying to do it'll be really interesting to see how their lobbyists and marketing people act next year when the elections happen.
 
2017-07-17 06:47:13 AM  

fusillade762: Just the poor ones.


It includes pregnancy and childbirth.  Want to see an OBGYN?  The optional insurance will be more than $12,000 per year, plus of course deductibles, coinsurance, and other fees.
It will also impact late career Americans who lose their jobs after 50 years old and who are guaranteed to have pre-existing conditions.  They will lose their health care.
The senate bill will also allow insurance firms to re-establish lifetime caps.  Get cancer, or a heart attack?  The next big event you should just kill yourself since your insurance provider won't pay a single penny. This includes disabled and cancer survivor kids.
/2018 elections can't come fast enough.
 
2017-07-17 06:48:47 AM  
They don't seem to be fond of minorities, gays, or women folk, either.
Especially when those people try to get some health care.
 
2017-07-17 06:49:35 AM  

eiger: Maybe I'm just stupid, but this seems like political suicide. Wasn't the pre-existing conditions protection the most popular part of the ACA?


Popularity means nothing when God is on your side.
 
2017-07-17 06:49:55 AM  
It's much better for the republicans to run on the promise of doing away with the ACA than it would be after they did it.  Political suicide would be repealing it.  Winning the next election involves promising to do it in the future and blaming forces outside their control as to why they didn't do it this time.
 
2017-07-17 06:51:27 AM  
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2017-07-17 06:56:06 AM  
The part of it that baffles me the most is how virtually every rural hospital in Trumpland has said "If you cut Medicaid so deeply we'll pretty much have to close."

So, you're killing what is, in most cases, the single largest job-creator in a poor region, and virtually guaranteeing the people who live in those areas who get sick or injured are going to end up with a $1,000 per minute MedEvac chopper ride to a big city hospital they can't pay for.

Then I remember this was never about giving a millifark about actual sick people or actual working slobs in the hinterlands, it's about finding a new tax-dollar hose for the rich to spray all over themselves.
 
2017-07-17 06:56:31 AM  
Considering that a good chunk of their voters are over 50 and probably have at least one pre-existing condition they are trying to kill off their own base.
 
2017-07-17 07:00:15 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The part of it that baffles me the most is how virtually every rural hospital in Trumpland has said "If you cut Medicaid so deeply we'll pretty much have to close."

So, you're killing what is, in most cases, the single largest job-creator in a poor region, and virtually guaranteeing the people who live in those areas who get sick or injured are going to end up with a $1,000 per minute MedEvac chopper ride to a big city hospital they can't pay for.

Then I remember this was never about giving a millifark about actual sick people or actual working slobs in the hinterlands, it's about finding a new tax-dollar hose for the rich to spray all over themselves.


They haven't thought this through.  If something were to happen to me right now I'm less than two miles from a hospital and within 10 miles of at least two others that I can think of right now.  If someone in one of these counties that has 4000 people and is an hour drive away from an interstate that person is much more likely to die or suffer permanent damage than I am.
 
2017-07-17 07:02:17 AM  
It almost sounds like they want you to have health insurance before you get sick.
 
2017-07-17 07:02:42 AM  

UNC_Samurai: ArcadianRefugee: Just go to an emergency room.

This is the part that pisses me off.  Enough Republicans know damn well people who can't afford their emergency room bills are a large part of why hospitals are so expensive.  Yet they claim the problem with health care reform is, "I shouldn't have to pay for someone else."  You already do, douchewaffles, maybe let's at least get more bang for our buck.


Maybe if those rural hospitals didn't have to help pay for those big city hospitals corruption and graft that happen to be "in network" that could easily fund themselves.
 
2017-07-17 07:04:32 AM  
This is what their voters want. And as has been pointed out before, they contol the overhelming majority of elected offices in this country. Because the rural and suburban areas have figured out that even though they may be lagging behind the cities economically, socially, in education, in healthcare, and every other meaningful way, they have God, guns, Jesus, and a political system designed by the Founders to somehow give them leverage without population. So it really doesn't matter how pissed off the cities become, or how much pain is inflicted on them; until the Democrats figure out how to expand their influence past the nicer neighborhoods in the suburbs with the Whole Foods and the yoga studios, etc., or until the GOP eventually overplays its hand and Real American Patriots start having to change Me Maw and Pee Paw's diapers, themselves, and sell their AR15s to afford glasses for little Tryg and Kaytlyn, not a damn thing will change.
 
2017-07-17 07:05:33 AM  

Deep Contact: It almost sounds like they want you to have health insurance before you get sick.


They want you to be insured through your job, if you are important enough to have insurance at all. They want to make is so you can never ever change your job because you cannot afford to have a break in insurance. This is intended as a kind of backdoor indentured servitude.
 
2017-07-17 07:08:10 AM  

eiger: Maybe I'm just stupid, but this seems like political suicide. Wasn't the pre-existing conditions protection the most popular part of the ACA?


There's no such thing as political suicide for the GOP.  As long as they manage to **** some minority group harder than poor white folks, the votes will just keep rolling in.
 
2017-07-17 07:10:17 AM  

orangehat: Considering that a good chunk of their voters are over 50 and probably have at least one pre-existing condition they are trying to kill off their own base.


Stop trying to cheer me up.
 
2017-07-17 07:12:23 AM  

orangehat: Considering that a good chunk of their voters are over 50 and probably have at least one pre-existing condition they are trying to kill off their own base.


Mitch McConnell: 'Where we're going, we don't need voters!'
 
2017-07-17 07:12:25 AM  

Deep Contact: It almost sounds like they want you to have health insurance before you get sick.


Brilliant, Derp Contact.  They want insurance companies to again be able to sell trash policies again and that is what you get out of it...
 
2017-07-17 07:12:36 AM  

Deep Contact: It almost sounds like they want you to have health insurance before you get sick.


That's how insurance works.  Too bad for the rest of us chronic stupidity isn't a pre-existing condition otherwise we could all save a penny denying you coverage.
 
2017-07-17 07:14:04 AM  

snowshovel: UNC_Samurai: ArcadianRefugee: Just go to an emergency room.

This is the part that pisses me off.  Enough Republicans know damn well people who can't afford their emergency room bills are a large part of why hospitals are so expensive.  Yet they claim the problem with health care reform is, "I shouldn't have to pay for someone else."  You already do, douchewaffles, maybe let's at least get more bang for our buck.

Maybe if those rural hospitals didn't have to help pay for those big city hospitals corruption and graft that happen to be "in network" that could easily fund themselves.


 Maybe if us city folk weren't paying to prop up people who live in areas that ate a drain on the economy this wouldn't be a problem but here we are.
 
2017-07-17 07:16:13 AM  

gaspode: Deep Contact: It almost sounds like they want you to have health insurance before you get sick.

They want you to be insured through your job, if you are important enough to have insurance at all. They want to make is so you can never ever change your job because you cannot afford to have a break in insurance. This is intended as a kind of backdoor indentured servitude.


I'm not sure they do. Haven't they floated proposals to both limit the employer deduction for insurance and count employer-paid premiums as taxable income?
 
2017-07-17 07:17:16 AM  

snowshovel: img.fark.net

Keep on posting, sh*tshovel.
 
2017-07-17 07:18:32 AM  
We hate sick people.
We hate poor people.
We hate educated people.
We hate non-white people.
We hate non-Christian people.

Sincerely,
The Party of Christ.
 
2017-07-17 07:21:57 AM  

Deep Contact: It almost sounds like they want you to have health insurance before you get sick.


Well, yes, that's the whole point of the individual mandate.
 
2017-07-17 07:23:21 AM  

snowshovel: Maybe if those rural hospitals didn't have to help pay for those big city hospitals corruption and graft that happen to be "in network" that could easily fund themselves.


You got a citation for that claim?

/Not holding my breath
 
2017-07-17 07:23:53 AM  

I'm an Egyptian!: orangehat: Considering that a good chunk of their voters are over 50 and probably have at least one pre-existing condition they are trying to kill off their own base.

Stop trying to cheer me up.


 I'm not trying, it just happened.
 
2017-07-17 07:24:55 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: snowshovel: Maybe if those rural hospitals didn't have to help pay for those big city hospitals corruption and graft that happen to be "in network" that could easily fund themselves.

You got a citation for that claim?

/Not holding my breath


I always assume he's sarcastic.
 
2017-07-17 07:26:00 AM  

Alphax: Lee Jackson Beauregard: snowshovel: Maybe if those rural hospitals didn't have to help pay for those big city hospitals corruption and graft that happen to be "in network" that could easily fund themselves.

You got a citation for that claim?

/Not holding my breath

I always assume he's sarcastic.


 Sarcasm is a pre-existing condition.
 
2017-07-17 07:29:04 AM  

orangehat: snowshovel: Maybe if those rural hospitals didn't have to help pay for those big city hospitals corruption and graft that happen to be "in network" that could easily fund themselves.

 Maybe if us city folk weren't paying to prop up people who live in areas that ate a drain on the economy this wouldn't be a problem but here we are.


Way to make snowshovel look smart.
 
2017-07-17 07:30:31 AM  

cranked: orangehat: snowshovel: Maybe if those rural hospitals didn't have to help pay for those big city hospitals corruption and graft that happen to be "in network" that could easily fund themselves.

 Maybe if us city folk weren't paying to prop up people who live in areas that ate a drain on the economy this wouldn't be a problem but here we are.

Way to make snowshovel look smart.


 How did I make him look smart?
 
2017-07-17 07:30:49 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: You got a citation for that claim?


What a shiatshovel citation might look like:

images.thetruthaboutcars.com
 
2017-07-17 07:31:30 AM  
The GOP, made up of insanely wealthy and greedy individuals, only have empathy for other insanely wealthy greedy individuals.

The system is rigged to ensure only foxes get elected to rule the hen house.

GOP=Greedy old pigs.
 
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