Monday, June 26, 2017

CBO score for the Senate version of Trumpcare is out, essentially just as "mean" as the House version of Trumpcare.

Courtesy of the New York Times: 

The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026, a figure that is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured that the House version would create, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday. 

Next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law, the budget office said. 

The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said. 

The release of the budget office’s analysis comes as a number of reluctant Republican senators weigh whether to support the health bill, which the majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, wants approved before a planned recess for the Fourth of July.

This Senate bill covers just one million more Americans than the House bill did, so whoopee.

However that certainly does not mean this thing is not draconian. Check this out:  

Earlier Monday afternoon, Senate Republican leaders altered their health bill to penalize people who go without health insurance by requiring them to wait six months before their coverage would begin. Insurers would generally be required to impose the waiting period on people who lacked coverage for more than about two months in the prior year.

That means that if you suddenly got sick or were diagnosed with a life threatening illness, you would not be able to get insurance coverage for six months.

Plenty of time for a cancer to metastasize.

Just like the House bill this one also repeals the taxes on the wealthy that helped pay for Obamacare, waives essential health care benefit requirements for insurance companies, still allows insurance companies to charge older Americans up to five times as much for coverage,  and eliminates the employer mandate so you cannot rely on getting more affordable insurance through your place of work.

Donald Trump said that the House bill was "mean" and according to Sean Spicer wanted the Senate bill to "have heart."

Well there does not seem to be much heart in this thing, unless the Republicans have an entirely different definition for the word "heart."

And it appears that if this thing fails Trump will just walk away from it and focus on damaging the country in some other way. 


  1. Anonymous4:48 PM

    Trump doesn't have to focus very hard to damage the country.

  2. Anonymous4:58 PM


    WOW. CBO: Premiums for a 64-year old with middle income go from $6,800 under ACA to $20,500 under BCRA

    1. Anonymous5:58 PM

      No repuglican cares, they want to turn this nation into a 2 class society....the ultra rich and the very poor.

  3. Anonymous5:16 PM

    oh baby...

  4. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Not easy, dumb@ss?
    Try living under your "presidency."

  5. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Something needs to be done to Trump. Look at the cost increases under his program! Fucker! He brings noting but harm to our country and we (the majority) hate and despise him!

    He does NOT represent the majority of us and needs to be done away with soon - Impeachment, impeachment, impeachment.

    He is not fit to serve our country in any way and has shown himself to be an emotional mess, health questions and is a proven liar and fraud!

  6. Anonymous5:26 PM

  7. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Which GOP Senator will say ... slaves did not have health insurance and they were happy.

    My guess is Rand Paul

    1. Anonymous6:28 PM

      Mel Brooks called it in 1974.

  8. Anonymous5:53 PM

    How the GOP health care plans stack up to Obamacare in 4 charts>example On:"Medicaid: Senate would cut less than the House, but still slash $772 BILLION over 9 years"

    1. Anonymous8:06 PM

      And I just read that the word 'woman' is not in the bill-anywhere. We do not exist in GOP white man's land.

    2. Women are sorta referred to as there will be no mandate to cover birth control, pregnancies and births or mammagrams and pap smears. Because old white men don't have those lady parts so sucks to be you.

      Of course Viagra will be covered.

    3. Anonymous4:06 AM

      And, don't forget, those huge tax gifts to the very rich, the medical insurance companies and big pharma. Didn't happen under President Obama. Happens under Trump and his GOP.

  9. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Most of us knew this was coming, but congratulations to the Trump voters and the "Bern it to the ground" crowd. When your Grandpa, Grandma, or disabled relative dies it's on you. Remember now not to pretend to cry but that this is what you voted for ...celebrate that most disabled children will no longer receive healthcare nor the 2/3's of those seniors that live in nursing homes.
    Cheer away as they are either "allowed to die" insides or dragged out in the streets to do so.
    My tears will come, but YOU caused this, you voted for THIS. YOU voted for KILLIONG people.
    My guessss is you are a "prolife christian" that has now willingly participated in the largest mass murder of people since the killing of Native American women and children since the 1880's.
    Those are the facts, I could be cruel and say more hurtful versions of the events to come but I don't think anything is as more cruel than you have done.
    Fuck you all.

    1. Anonymous6:11 PM

      Well said.

    2. Still blaming Bernie for running?

      You're just as gullible as the Deplorables.

      There is no evidence that Bernie cost Hillary the election. None of the post election analysis supports it.

      Fuck you too.

  10. It's gotten to the point that one can not even laugh in order not to cry. Paralyzed in profound fear now is the norm.

    1. Anonymous6:57 PM

      You know what I hate?? The word FEAR. I'm fighting cancer as of February, I gave grandchildren that will be affected by this bill, but I'll be DAMNED if any of these assholes are going to paralyze ME. FUCK THEM.

      That, also too, goes for the lily white bitch of the north spewing her daily devotionals. I'm a better Christian than she ever thought of being.

      NO FEAR. EVER.

  11. Mean is such a tepid, school boy word.

    I think CRUEL would be a much more apt description. The media should really start calling it CRUEL.

    The Death Bill. CRUEL.

    BTW the graphic is fabulous. I'm going to put it on my blogs.

    Oh, and let us cram it down everyone's throat that this is all owned by the Republicans. They made sure the Democrats had nothing to do with it. So they own it. They own it all. The blood of all of the Americans that will die because of their CRUELTY is on their hands alone.

    Maybe the NYTimes can start a new page with the names of those that died under the new Death Bill, TrumpDoesn'tCare.

    1. Anonymous8:56 PM

      For all the "please save us, President Obama" crying out, if you listened to his carefully chosen words, he can't. If anyone knows what's going on, he does.

      NONE of this is on him, as much as people would like to pin it. Take a civics class and learn.

    2. Anonymous10:06 PM

      @8:56"NONE of this is on him" CORRECT!
      IT IS MOSTLY ON>bitch mcCONnell

    3. 8:56


      Please point out where I stated that it is Obama's fault for the Death Bill?

      This isn't even on Trump.

      It's mostly Mitch FuckingAsshole McConnell and the Republicans. McConnell made sure the Russian info was quashed and never made public. He more than anyone put Trump in the Oval Office. He's responsible for the secrecy, the behind closed doors, the rushing it through and I'm sure he's doing his part to bully every senator into voting for it.

      McConnell and the Republicans OWN this and every death will be on their heads.

      The Death Party.

  12. Anonymous8:05 PM

    Paul Ryan says, "Tax reform is next!" Nothing like failing at one big project and jumping into the next failure.

    1. Anonymous9:26 PM

      Oh THIS will be good. I am so glad that my parents didn't live to see this. They always believed Republicans were on the side of honor.

    2. The Death Bill *is* tax reform. It's purpose is to cut taxes for the wealthy. It is their first assault. After it succeeds they will further gut this country and shift even more wealth to the über-wealthy 1% of 1%ers.

      A wealthy influential Texas donor has already told the Republican Party (excuse me, the Death Party) that until they repeal Obamacare and pass tax reform his wallet is closed and they will not get one penny.

    3. Anonymous4:03 AM

      Except that these versions of the anti-health care bill are the important "tax reform," the gift to the most wealthy among us that will come from the health of those with the least money. Purely diabolical, purely GOP logic.

  13. Anonymous9:03 PM

    I am so sick of this whining shit bag and his spoiled kids. If i see Ivanka Trump trying to tell me she is not into politics one more time while attending meetings in the White House dressed to go to a party i will puke.

    Why is this acceptable? Can you imagine if Malia or Sasha Obama had an office in the White House if they were older the Republicans accepting it? I am so sick of a "Twitter" President who golfs every weekend, who acts like this is a reality tv show and he is the star.

    And by God i am sick of the United States being a joke to other World Leaders. We have a whiny spoiled stupid brat and a fat ass on top of it!This will become the norm if we accept it. We will get so used to a whiny reality tv show idiot that we look at the Presidency as entertainment.

    Admit it. Do you not see the peril? Since when have we looked forward and expected the President to blast his latest "Tweet Storm". No other World leader doe's this.

    America should not be in junior high and that is the level we cannot except.Our allies have lost faith because we have an unstable fool.

  14. Anonymous10:40 PM

    Can we go to a single payer system?

    1. I suspect that is exactly where we will be within 10 years.

      The Death Party will kill people, because of Yertle "asshole" McConnell it will ALL be owned by the Death Party. If the DCCC reverses direction, works their butts off, spends money supporting ALL candidates, not just the ones in their opinion can win, works all 50 from local to state to federal levels, when and IF the Democrats take the House, Senate and Oval Office (and it better be soon because SUPREME COURT) then you'll see TrumpDoesntCare rescinded and instead of Obamacare re-enacted they will go for Medicare for all expanded.

      California is already going to do it. They need some sort of Federal waiver (that will probably be denied) but they'll do it anyway. Supposedly those buying into Medicare will cover the costs of expansion so zero cost to the Feds.

      As goes California.....

      Just like car standards and environmental standards, once enough states start doing it it will force the Feds to follow suit.

      I'll see single payer within my lifetime.

      I'll also see Trump and the Death Party vilified before he leaves office. Unless he dies before McConnell fucks the country. Naw, Trump will still be vilified. History will take care of that.

  15. Anonymous4:01 AM

    Both the Senate and the House versions of Trump's anti-health care bill delay the worst and most painful features until AFTER the 2018 and 2020 elections. So the GOP will run claiming that they're not going to hurt anyone and then the worst will happen after they're securely in place for some more menace. There is nothing the GOP will not do to lie, cheat and steal from the American people. Don't let anyone forget that.

    1. Which is why it is essential the Democrats take back the house and senate in 2018. Not going to happen at the current rate of the DCCC's ineptitude. Not even going to happen in 2020. They've got nothing and have LOST four special elections for Congress due to stupidity and miserliness.

  16. Anonymous8:32 AM

    1. There's your talking points.

      Another LIE of course. (We really need to start using words like LIE, LIAR and CRUEL more often.)

      I guess Ryan is setting himself up to run in 2020 or 2024.

      Cruel Nasty POS.


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