No surprise

Is anyone honestly surprised that the steaming pile of poo being offered as a “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act would result in 24 million more uninsured Americans over the next ten years?

Let’s be clear: despite the Fake President’s huckster promises of “beautiful” coverage for everyone, repeal is not now and never has been about making health care more accessible and affordable.

It’s about deregulating the business community (congratulations! your employer can now drop your coverage with impunity! enjoy that Health Savings Account, sucker!), enriching insurance company executives (no more caps on compensation, yay! total freedom to use your premium dollars for salaries, not medical care!) and – first and foremost – cutting taxes for the very rich (wait, do you think this means you?  hahahahahahahahahahaha, that’s so cute that I ran out of “ha’s”).

After a longish hiatus from policy-focused work, I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite sites for reliable (meaning, based on actual reality, not reality TV reality) analysis of health care policy. Let this short post serve as notice that I plan to jump back into the fray, drawing on both my policy background and my particular concerns as a cancer survivor to dissect the bill now moving through congress. (Don’t worry, I’ll also keep blogging about fun stuff.)

In the meantime, if you’d like to do some reading of your own, check out these sites:

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Commonwealth Fund

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities





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