Here’s another thing for you to worry about if you’re not a Republican fat cat.
While the rest of the country has been transfixed by Trumpian chaos, members of the Senate have spent the last two weeks talking about taking health insurance from millions of Americans.
There is an alarmingly large chance that they’ll decide to do so. But if they do, they will almost certainly rely on a political sleight of hand to disguise their bill’s damage. Understanding that sleight of hand — and calling attention to it — offers the best hope for defeating the bill.
That quote is from an article by David Leonhardt of the New York Times, an article that is the best brief analysis I’ve seen to date of what is happening with health care legislation in the Senate.
While the rest of us have been focused on Trump’s scandalous behavior the last couple of weeks, a dozen or so white Republican men have been getting together in private behind closed doors to decide just how much they can screw you without provoking a national revolt.
Is it any surprise then that the news would not be good? What else would you expect from a bunch of tired old men who have no interest in understanding the health challenges ordinary Americans face; only how much they can cut to provide tax cuts for their rich and powerful friends.
Like I said, it’s a terrific article and a must read for anyone interested in the future of health insurance; and quite frankly everyone should be interested in that topic.
Because if you think the American health care system is bad now, wait until the Republicans and Trump get done with it.
Don’t believe me? Take a look at what Trump has in store for kids.