Thursday, October 12, 2017

As promised in his tweet Donald Trump signs executive order to start process to repeal Obamacare.

Courtesy of CBS News:  

President Trump on Friday announced he is "starting that process" of repealing and replacing Obamacare with his executive order to unilaterally change some aspects of health insurance coverage. 

Mr. Trump, surrounded by top administration officials, business leaders and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, praised his executive order as step towards repealing and replacing his predecessor's signature health care law. 

Mr. Trump, stuck with a Republican-led Congress that hasn't passed a bill to undo Obamacare, announced earlier this week that he is resorting to his "pen" instead. Mr. Trump, who began to walk out of the Oval Office Friday before signing the order until Vice President Mike Pence reminded him to sign it, used that pen on Friday. Mr. Trump said the order will cost the federal government "virtually nothing," and will force insurance companies to start "fighting" to sign people up for care. 

"You'll get such low prices for such great care," he said. Mr. Trump didn't back down on his desire to repeal Obamacare and fulfill a signature campaign promise, despite the GOP-led Congress' inability to agree on how to do that. 

Mr. Trump said he is still committed to working with Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, "once and for all." The president's executive order is intended to make lower-premium plans more widely available. Mr. Trump has long talked of his desire to make plans available across state lines, something he says this order will do. 

The White House views this as an action that will "increase the healthcare choices for millions of Americans, potentially allowing some employers to join together across state lines to offer coverage," according to a background call before the order's signing. 

Okay as I think everybody is aware there is nothing about this that is going to increase anybody's health care choices. Those are just the bullshit talking points that Trump is using while he prepares to strip away all of the safeguards and benefits that the Affordable Care Act worked to provide.

Of course this executive order does not really accomplish anything at this point except to allow health insurance companies to sell crappy polices that will be of little use once the policy holder gets very sick or badly injured, and it is sure to be challenged by medical groups, blue states, and even some of his fellow Republicans.

Obamacare had a lofty goal, and that was not only to get more people health insurance, but also to make sure those policies covered them completely, and that they could not be kicked off when they desperately needed to be covered.

This is the first step to handing more power back to the insurance companies, and if past is prologue they will abuse that power until somebody makes them stop.

Now it is more important than ever to start talking seriously about single payer, and to take this power away from these insurance companies permanently.

By the way apparently Trump almost walked away again without signing the executive order, but he was stopped by Mike Pence.

Yeah, fuck Mike Pence.

He needs to be removed from office right along with his orange tinted Fuhrer. 


  1. Anonymous4:21 PM

    drumph doesn't have a gawd-damned plan, or a fuking clue for that matter.
    This signing order goes nowhere except to generate more lawsuits against the criminal inept anus lip and his inept criminal administration ..

    The End ..

  2. Anonymous4:30 PM

    This is the fucking "president" of the united states.
    He has the attention span of a gnat.
    How is this acceptable people?
    I mean, wouldn't trust him to be in charge of the fries at a McDonald's.
    Shame on all the people in the room that laugh it off.
    I hate people.

  3. Anonymous4:47 PM

    And so shifting the cost once again to healthcare facilities and raising the cost on those that pay for health insurance. This will fail providers if the mandate is removed.

  4. Anonymous4:47 PM

    I'm watching clips of Drumpf playing golf on Chris Hayes. He looks so shitty and unhealthy. His face is all flushed and red. I hope he drops dead of a heart attack or stroke very soon but I hope it's something painful and he has to suffer for a while.

  5. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I've always maintained that the sheeple citizenry who sing his praises will not subside until it hits them directly in the wallet, and here we go.

    Don't come crying, fools.

    1. @4:55 PM - But even then they will blame Obama.

  6. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Just F— them both.

  7. Anonymous6:00 PM

    In all of these photos are smiling, adoring fans of his - unbelievable. Why would a person smile at this scary monster ?

  8. Anonymous6:04 PM

    Trump is sewage rat feces. No one ever that I know about is this pathetic and hateful stupid.
    I wish tha worst ever for him.
    Fuck you trump!!!!

  9. Anonymous6:04 PM

    Obviously The Rump is suffering from dementia as well short-fingered vulgarianism, and my, does he look old and decrepit.

  10. Anonymous6:23 PM

    Look Ivanka, look what daddy did. I screwed everybody out of life insurance. What do you mean I have blood on my hands? Whose side are you in?

  11. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Carmen Y Cruz, the mayor or San Juan, has really called out Trump for what he is. She called him the "hater in chief" and that's a pretty succinct description.

  12. Anonymous7:00 PM

    He just wants to destroy everything Obama accomplished. He cares not a whit about what is good for the populace and the world in general. He is truly evil.

    1. Anonymous2:33 PM

      Agree. I so want KARMA to strike Trump and his equally evil family members, Pence also, too.

  13. Anonymous7:17 PM

    I have cancer. If the preexisting conditions coverage mandate goes away I go away. Fucker.

    1. Grey One talks sass11:23 PM

      Cancer affects each person uniquely as each person is different. It treats each person the same as cancer SUCKS!

      You have my sympathy. My husband passed because of cancer. It wasn't an easy road. Lord Dampnut helping doesn't ease your load - at all.

  14. Anonymous7:28 PM

    Every goddamn day this monster does something to hurt people.

  15. Anonymous8:43 PM

    1. Anonymous9:38 AM

      "The decision to end the payments, worth an estimated $7 BILLION tHIS year"


  16. Anonymous9:16 PM

    Suits are coming. Schneiderman's had a hard on for DJT for awhile now.

  17. Anonymous9:56 PM

    That fat old bastard needs and his albino vp needs to feel the pain of not having insurance. I hope Karma is waiting for them. I remember Ronald Reagan fighting stem cell research and when it was good for him, his wife advocated it. If it hits a Republican where they hurt then they pivot. Hypocrites.

  18. Anonymous10:51 PM

    I wonder how many Trump supporters are going to be affected by this? Be nice to know the numbers. That way I can grin ear to ear. I am not usually this vindictive but geez, this guy and his cohorts are evil.

  19. Anonymous11:16 PM

    And then he signed an order withholding the government subsidies, so the poor will now be pushed out of the market entirely. Does he not care that NO one will have affordable healthcare with these actions? What a heartless cruel POS.

  20. THANKS, as a diaspora puertorrican, I thank you for your interest and reporting.

  21. Anonymous8:54 AM

    From the hills of Appalachia to the swamps of Louisiana Healthcare will be non-existent. Are you Trumptards happy now? Thank you Donald Trump for imploding the Republican Party and handing a 2018 election victory to the Democrats.

  22. Anonymous10:25 AM

    "The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their PET insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call ME to fix!"

  23. How adorable. He forgot.....AGAIN.

    Seems the press conference is more important to him than the actual act of signing the death mean the Dictator's Supreme Commands.

    Let him glory in the attention until this too is dragged in to court and he fucking loses......AGAIN.

    Because he is a LOSER. And a Fucking Moron.


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