When you remind them that the GOP took over 50 votes for repeal….And ask them what they thought that meant….
Gymnastics ensues, as to why fat meat ain’t greasy.
I’m going to continue to ask this….STOP WRITING THESE ARTICLES.
Honestly? I don’t care.
They voted for him. Elections have consequences.
They thought that it was going to affect THOSE PEOPLE.
Now, they’re waking up to that THEY are ‘THOSE PEOPLE.’
From the NYTimes:
G.O.P.’s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest
By ABBY GOODNOUGH and JONATHAN MARTIN
MARCH 19, 2017
DEFIANCE, Ohio — James Waltimire, a police officer on unpaid medical leave, has been going to the hospital in this small city twice a week for physical therapy after leg surgery, all of it paid for by Medicaid.
Mr. Waltimire, 54, was able to sign up for the government health insurance program last year because Ohio expanded it to cover more than 700,000 low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. He voted for President Trump — in part because of Mr. Trump’s support for law enforcement — but is now worried about the Republican plan to effectively end the Medicaid expansion through legislation to repeal the health care law.
“Originally the president said he wasn’t going to do nothing to Medicaid,” Mr. Waltimire said the other day after a rehab session. “Now they say he wants to take $880 billion out of Medicaid. That’s going to affect a lot of people who can’t afford to get insurance.”
As Republicans in Washington grapple with how to meet their promise of undoing the greatest expansion of health care coverage since the Great Society, they are struggling with what may be an irreconcilable problem: bridging the vast gulf between the expectations of blue-collar voters like Mr. Waltimire who propelled Mr. Trump to the presidency, and longstanding party orthodoxy that it is not the federal government’s role to provide benefits to a wide swath of society.
If they push forward the House-drafted health bill, which could come to a vote as early as this coming week, Republicans may honor their vow to repeal what they derided as Obamacare, but also risk doing disproportionate harm to the older, working-class white voters who are increasingly vital to their electoral coalition.
The region has voted Republican in presidential contests for decades, but its support for Mr. Trump — he took 64 percent of the vote in Defiance County and an even larger share in most of the surrounding counties — was more resounding than for any candidate since Ronald Reagan. Yet many people here tend to have conflicting values that make repeal of the health law appealing on its face but ultimately hard to swallow.
“People in this community are very conservative. They struggle with the federal budget deficit, and they like the idea of personal responsibility,” said Phil Ennen, the president and chief executive of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers, which has a 75-bed hospital in Bryan. “But at the same time, we have a lot of friends and family and neighbors who just don’t have a lot going for them. There is a population out there that needs Medicaid. That’s the dilemma.”
They struggle with the federal budget deficit?
Bullshyt. They didn’t give a rat’s ass about the budget deficit until a Black man became President. They support Republicans and care about the budget deficit?
Whatever. Republicans don’t give a shyt about the budget deficit. Now that they are in charge, you don’t hear one phucking word about the deficit, as they propose policies that will explode it.
They like the idea of personal responsibility?
OH SPARE ME!!
Like other people who qualify for Medicaid DON’T believe in personal responsibility. Utter BS. They need Medicaid just like all ‘THOSE PEOPLE’ do. They just want to wrap themselves up as something special because of the lack of melanin. But, it’s not working out that way, is it?