I suspect you’ve seen this even more than a Geico commercial: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
To be more specific, it’s good to be rich and it sucks to be not rich.
Thursday’s 217-213 vote in the House to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the Republicans’ new healthcare plan constitutes one of the largest wealth transfers in history from the poor and middle class to wealthy Americans.
Hopefully the Senate rewrites the hell out of this legislation. If not, the non-Trumps and non-Rockefellers among us are getting the pudding pounded out of us.
The House bill further exacerbates economic disparities in our country. Even worse, the health of our nation will likely decline from its already perilous state, as far fewer Americans will have adequate health insurance.
I thought Obamacare sucked but this is much worse because it’s pure napalm and tabasco sauce for all of us who don’t light our Cuban cigars with $100 bills.
To be clear, this bill does nothing to improve the health of Americans. Nor does it reduce the staggering cost of health care, or lessen its inexorable rise.
The likelihood is that the overall health of our citizens will get worse, especially among those who cannot afford the full coverage they have today, including a large proportion of Trump voters.
All the bill accomplishes is to shift the burden of paying for health care from the wealthy and healthy to middle class and unhealthy citizens.
If you are not a regular dinner companion of the Trumps at Mar-a-Lago, then I suggest you pour yourself a stiff one.
Make it a double.
What the hell, leave the bottle.