Fellow blogger, Joe Paduda, brilliantly summed up the current GOP attempt to blow up the nation’s health care system in today’s post.
Rather, than repeat and comment on what he wrote, I am letting you read the post here.
Then there is a great graphic on what the Cassidy-Graham bill will mean for states, and from a brief look at it, I can say that they are playing favorites with some, but not all of the states of the former Confederacy, and sticking it to those states in the North (and West like California) who they have disdain for.
Because of it’s dire impact on the health care system, it should actually be called the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid bill, because like those two 19th century bandits, they are going to rob us blind. How do you say “We are taking back your health care” in Spanish?
But, in actuality, it is just another way of giving a tax break to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.
If this bill passes, and the Orangutan signs it, the end of the world in health care would soon follow. The only option then would be single-payer, and it would be ironic and even cruel if that was the GOP’s game plan all along. Wreck the health care system so that single-payer is the only option left, and if that fails, they drop the whole thing and move on.
We shall see next week, as there are two Senators who may hold the future of health care in their hands, Collins of Maine and Murkowski of Alaska.