The Legislative Evil Known as Trumpcare – Now, it’s the Senate’s Turn


Trumpcare is revealed – the Senate Version.





It with your stereotype of Medicaid, being Laquanda with 4 children by 3 Baby Daddies, or Rosalita with her 3 ‘ Anchor Baby’ children…

Here is the depth and breadth of who in this country depends upon Medicaid – which is 76 MILLION PEOPLE.

From the New York Times:

G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid

Limiting the amount that the federal government would pay for each person would leave states with difficult choices, and would be a fundamental shift of financial risk.

JUNE 20, 2017

Tucked inside the Republican bill to replace Obamacare is a plan to impose a radical diet on a 52-year-old program that insures nearly one in five Americans.

The bill, of course, would modify changes to the health system brought by the Affordable Care Act. But it would also permanently restructure Medicaid, which covers tens of millions of poor or disabled Americans, including millions who are living in nursing homes with conditions like Alzheimer’s or the aftereffects of a stroke.

“This is the most consequential change in 50 years for low-income people’s health care,” said Joan Alker, the executive director of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University. “This is a massive change that has hardly been discussed.”

Since its founding, Medicaid has operated as a partnership between the federal government and the states. Each pays a share of patients’ medical bills, with no overall limit on spending. The American Health Care Act would try to slim down the federal share of that spending, by limiting how much the federal government would pay for each person enrolled in the program. The Senate version of the legislation, expected this week, is likely to make the payments still leaner in later years.

Ben Wikler‏Verified account @ benwikler 3h3 hours ago
These Medicaid cuts are insidious. Designed to get bigger every year—so, outside window that CBO scores, they asphyxiate the program. 1/
Right now, Medicaid is a guarantee. if you’re on Medicaid, you wake up w crushing headache, docs find brain tumor, your care is covered. 2/
If there’s a spike in cancer—or say opioid addiction—in your state, federal funds will help cover it all. Trumpcare ends that. 3/
Under Trumpcare, states get a fixed, capped amount of $ per person (diff amt for kids, older adults, etc). If need grows, $ doesn’t. 4/
Medical costs have always grown faster than general rate of inflation. Under Senate Trumpcare, Medicaid caps lock to rate of inflation. 5/
Senate Trumpcare means a giant Medicaid cut—and one that gets more vicious every passing year. Even worse during health crises. 6/
State budgets will be crushed by a vise. As Federal Medicaid $ disappear, they’ll slash schools, roads, public safety to fill the hole 7/
Trumpcare won’t just devastate health care. Everything your state government does is in danger. 8/
Rural hospitals will literally close. Class sizes will rise. The only people who benefit: the wealthy who get a tax cut. 9/
Senate Trumpcare is worse than House Trumpcare. And House Trumpcare was horrible. 10/


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Friday Open Thread

TGIF, Everyone. Posting a few movie trailers of movies released and those soon-to-be released. Great TV viewing for summer too! And other sundry…

MARSHALL Oficial Trailer (2017) Chadwick Boseman Movie HD –

Premiers October 2017

In The Morning Trailer

And if you haven’t been watching QUEEN SUGAR- START WATCHING IT…

Highlights from this week’s Season 2 opening- Check out this AMAZING playlist- Here are two scenes that stood out for me this from this week’s episodes.

The Police Incident That Upends Micah’s Life | Queen Sugar | Oprah Winfrey Network

Nova Speaks Out Against the Criminal Justice System | Queen Sugar | Oprah Winfrey Network


And this SHIDIGETTY right HERE:

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Thursday Open Thread

David Sanborn week continues. I know one thing, I definitely need music a healing force.

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Wednesdy Open Thread | David Sanborn Week

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone.

Miles Davis- Night Music with David Sanborn

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The Killing of #PhilandoCastile. Dashcam video released


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Tuesday Open Thread

Bob James, David Sanborn & Al Jarreau – Since I Fell For You

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Monday Opening Thread

Happy Monday, Everyone. This week’ featured artist David Sanborn and his many musical collaborations.

David Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school.Sanborn has also worked extensively as a session musician, notably on David Bowie’s Young Americans (1975).

One of the most commercially successful American saxophonists to earn prominence since the 1980s, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as “the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years.” Sanborn is often identified with radio-friendly smooth jazz. However, Sanborn has expressed a disinclination for both the genre itself and his association with it.
In his three-and-a-half-decade career, Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards and has had eight gold albums and one platinum album. He continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre.

Music I good for Soul.


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