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Thursday, June 29, 2017

MEDICAID TO BE CUT BY MORE THAN 1/4 by 2026 and MORE THAN 1/3 BY 2036 VIA REPEAL AND REPLACE

Feeling Rebloggy

The Congressional Budget Office says Medicaid cuts in the Senate Republican health care bill would take a 35 percent bite off the program's projected spending by 2036.



That's a deeper cut than the nonpartisan office has projected for 2026. That year's reduction would be 26 percent below projections under current law. 
The report released Thursday does not quantify how many fewer people the health care program for the poor and disabled would cover in 2036 due to proposed GOP cuts. It says enrollment "would continue to fall" compared to current law.  
~TIME.COM 
 headline

GOP Health Care Bill Would Slash Medicaid Spending 35% by 2036, Budget Office Says

http://time.com/4840394/cbo-congressional-budget-office-health-care-bill-senate-republicans/ 
 Sooo...

Does that mean the republicans plan to cut benefits so deep that the most altruistic doctor on the planet can't afford to treat the poor and the elderly?

Or does that mean the republicans plan to kick 1/4 to 1/3 of the poor and elderly off medicaid altogether?


I guess both intentions accomplish the same thing -- reduce the numbers of poor and elderly by letting them die. 

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By the way, I heard on the early morning news that Fox News polled its audience and they like OBAMACARE better than the GOP Senate Plan or the GOP House Plan to the tune of 52%--which is only a percentage point or so below the national average. 


Sooo...

Does this mean that the white supremacist jackals who voted Trump into office finally figured out that the upper-level Cheeto Satan-ettes are taking aim at them, the low-life-lower-level Cheeto Satan-ettes too?

(Naaah!  I don't think so either.)

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Rumor has it, if the Senate plan fails -- and I'm not sure it will-- the B word will be considered. The "B" word being "bipartisanship."

Like I said yesterday, the logical thing for the GOP to do is to drop kick the ultra-conservative demons and reach across the aisle to fix Obamacare.

What happens next depends on how afraid "the republican moderates" are of not getting re-elected... since we're still pretty far from the 2018 election and American memories short.