Friday, 10 March 2017

hr 1275

Amidst the flurry of coverage, I missed the fact that the House Resolution that replaces the Affordable Care Act is actually called the “World’s Greatest Healtcare Plan of 2017.” That really throws down the gauntlet, I think, and is inviting challengers to come up with something better, which is a pretty low bar for access. Perhaps one without lifetime caps, mental healthcare coverage, coverage for reproductive health and support for new families, affordable rates for the elderly and infirm?  What superlatives would you give to Dear Leader’s other real or threatened accomplishments of corporate welfare and codified xenophobia?