We told you.
Folks from our side of the aisle have been telling you that the Republicans want to take away your healthcare. We told you, as they made those ads at the end of 2018, supposedly defending pre-existing conditions, that that was a lie, a fraud, and that they didn’t mean it, and wanted to take away your healthcare – PERIOD.
They had taken, what, 60 votes on it. But, somehow they didn’t mean it?
Well, here you go.
03/25/2019 09:48 PM EDT
The Trump administration on Monday said it supports a federal judge’s ruling that the entire Affordable Care Act should be thrown out, signaling a shift in the Justice Department’s position and alarming Democrats who vowed to oppose the move.
“The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s judgment should be affirmed,” three Justice Department lawyers wrote to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is now considering the case. “[T]he United States is not urging that any portion of the district court’s judgment be reversed.”
Regardless of the outcome, legal experts anticipate that the 5th Circuit’s ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. If the courts ultimately strike down Obamacare — over the objections of a group of Democrat-led states, which have spent more than a year defending the health law in court — the consequences could be substantial for patients, health care organizations and other groups that have adapted to the nine-year-old law.
More than 20 million Americans are covered through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion and its insurance exchanges. The sweeping law — the object of repeated legal challenges since its 2010 passage — has transformed the nation’s health system, creating new patient protections and reshaping payments for doctors and hospitals.
So, for the bleacher seats….
THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTHCARE.
It’s absolutely ridiculous that we are at this point, but, it’s not surprising. This is a fight for 2020. This is what you’re fighting for. It can be no more clear. No more both sides. There is only ONE party that wants you to have healthcare – and, it’s NOT the Republicans. A vote for them is a vote to take away your healthcare. Period.
And, I don’t wanna hear from the pony and unicorn folks of the Medicare for All crowd. STFU. You and your pony and unicorn. We are talking about the REAL LIFE RAMIFICATIONS of over 20 million people, plus the MILLIONS more whose healthcare will be endangered because of the collapse of Obamacare. It’s all related, and don’t be foolish enough to think that it’s not. So, anyone who opens their mouth to say that they hope that the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, they are to get the immediate side eye, and know that they can’t be trusted, under any circumstances.
Once again, we’re in the fight for healthcare. It shouldn’t be. It shouldn’t be this hard for people to just be able to have their healthcare. And, think about all these evil azz muthaphuckas who purse their lips trying to tell you why YOU don’t deserve healthcare as their phucking azzes have gold-plated healthcare PAID FOR BY YOU!
Glad to see that the Democrats understand what’s at stake:
House Democrats to unveil Affordable Care Act rescue package
by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press
Tuesday, March 26th 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House Democrats, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are unveiling broad legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act. It’s an attempt to deliver on campaign promises about health care and to — just maybe— change the conversation.
According to Pelosi’s office, the bill being unveiled Tuesday would make more middle-class people eligible for subsidized health insurance through former President Barack Obama’s health law, often called “Obamacare,” while increasing aid for those with lower incomes who already qualify. And it would fix a longstanding affordability problem for some consumers, known as the “family glitch.”
The legislation would provide money to help insurers pay the bills of their costliest patients and restore advertising and outreach budgets slashed by President Donald Trump’s administration, helping to stabilize health insurance markets.
It also would block the Trump administration from loosening “Obamacare” rules through waivers that allow states to undermine protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions or to scale back so-called “essential” benefits like coverage for mental health and addiction treatment.
Democrats need to run on healthcare, all day, everyday, until November 2020.
Every Democrat that gets on tv, under any circumstances, needs to bring up healthcare.
Left-leaning millionaires and billionaires, stop with the vanity projects, and start running healthcare ads (since voter suppression and getting people ID’s isn’t glamorous enough for you).
In every market, in every state, in every district, force the GOP to be on the defensive with healthcare.
Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) Tweeted:
Last night, the Trump Administration launched a new assault on Americans’ health care. Today, @HouseDemocrats are offering our alternative. #ProtectOurCare https://t.co/VgWbblAbmv https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1110613349988007936?s=17
Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) Tweeted:
Days before the election, Republicans aired ads pretending to defend health care.
Today, they have a new message: people don’t deserve quality health care and insurance companies should discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.
We *will* fight tooth and nail. https://t.co/wD2crNucfa https://twitter.com/TeamPelosi/status/1110370176401330176?s=17