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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

20% of Americans to be priced out of healthcare

The CBO has confirmed most of what educated people already knew. The talk of high risk pools is BS.

We need to Get Out On the Street!

The Anti Health Care Act (AHCA)
"2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured"
21 million in 2020 with no access to healthcare
and then to 24 million in 2026
2026, an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured
https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486

All this to fund tax breaks for billionaires and oligarchs. The CBO projects, based on the economy not tanking that:

"CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the legislation would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period. That total consists of $323 billion in on-budget savings and $13 billion in off-budget savings. Outlays would be reduced by $1.2 trillion over the period, and revenues would be reduced by $0.9 trillion." https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486

But these are optimistic numbers. They assume that there won't be cascading effects from doctors, hospitals, administrators, insurance clerics or those who sell medical or food supplies to the disabled, ill, widowed and poor. The reality is that a budget like this will crash the economy, meaning, that like with previous budget cutting, deficits will explode and revenues tank. Thus the savings mentioned in the following paragraph, are probably a lie:

"The largest savings would come from reductions in outlays for Medicaid and from the elimination of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) subsidies for nongroup health insurance. The largest costs would come from repealing many of the changes the ACA made to the Internal Revenue Code—including an increase in the Hospital Insurance payroll tax rate for high-income taxpayers, a surtax on those taxpayers’ net investment income, and annual fees imposed on health insurers—and from the establishment of a new tax credit for health insurance." https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486

They do all this to justify tax cuts on our oligarchs, money spent on a wall and the military, and simply to punish 90% of Americans.

If you have elderly, disabled, veteran, blue collar or poor relatives. Or relatives in the health field. This bill is poison. It needs to be defeated. And the Grifters, Oligarchs and Privateers who are pushing it punished and ejected from office. Trump promised his followers he wouldn't do these things. The GOP has no such hypocrisy but is doggedly venal. They probably will deny more than 20% of people healthcare. That is 50 million people dead.

We need to go out on the street!

Read the Budget:

https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52486

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