The beginning to the end of our daunting national problem is at hand. Republicans approved Tom Price to be the next head of the Health and Human Services Department. This proves their determination to correct something very wrong in the country. They have known for the last seven years what the real problem facing our country really is. And, it is way out of control. Too many people in our country have health care insurance.
Think about it, our uninsured rate has fallen to about 10 percent. What the hell is going on here? How can the richest country in the world actually believe they should not lead the developed world in having the highest uninsured rate in the world?
But, you don’t have to worry anymore about this dismal problem that is dragging down our society. Republicans are on a mission to fix this terrible problem. They have approved an unethical, inside trading doctor to be our next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The first thing to help alleviate this problem will be to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Forget that the majority of the people don’t want it repealed, Price and his cronies know it cannot continue or we won’t be able to raise the uninsured rate and obviously the American People aren’t really paying attention to this dire problem.
If you have a preexisting condition, don’t worry, they are going to make sure you have “access” to “high risk pools” that will cover you and it will only cost you about 2 to 3 times as much as you pay now. Price loves this idea and put it in his plan that he wrote in 2015.
Of course we will rescind the mandates so women’s health care is taken away. Who cares if a woman has health care that only affects them? Why should the rest of us care if they have the right coverage. If they want things like birth control, they should pay through their nose for it. Hello, everyone knows that just being a woman means you have a pre-existing condition. They are only women and who cares what they thing? They should just shut up and listen to their husbands. If they don’t have a husband, they are obviously losers.
Then we will make sure insurance companies don’t waste money covering those abominable “gays”. Unless they are willing to go through “conversion therapy”. We all know they are an abomination, so why should we cover their health care?
Another thing that will be cut or eliminated to help the problem is Medicaid. Too many people are taking advantage of Medicaid in order to have health care insurance. There were some brave, bold, and wonderful states like Texas who fought against expanding this give away. And, they are the shining city on the hill to show just how to keep your uninsured rate the highest in the country.
Needless to say Price and the rest of the Republicans believe that is the perfect model that all states should follow. That way we can reduce the number of people insured without having to do very much. But, that will be just the start.
In order to really make an impact, you have to give states “block grants” to spend on Medicaid as they see fit. If they decide not to spend it on health care for the poor, even better. That way the uninsured rate will really go up.
Then of course, we have to do something about those useless, mooching, takers – the old people. How dare they expect that all of the taxes they paid for their Medicare coverage actually give them that coverage? Who the hell do they think they are – Andrew By God Jackson?
These lazy old people who didn’t become rich in their lifetimes really hurt the uninsured rate. They actually believe that they have a right to live longer and enjoy their retirement. They actually believe the society should actually “take care” of their sorry asses. Well, Price and Republicans have the fix. After all, they don’t do anything useful anymore like working for minimum wage for 40 years so the CEOs can make billions off their labor.
They are going to tell the old farts that they will only get a voucher when they are eligible for Medicare. Of course the voucher won’t cover the full cost of their insurance. Of course their out-of-pocket costs will go up. What do they expect? They are old and have pre-existing conditions. They really belong in the high risk pool with the highest premiums.
Just think of it. If we can cut off as many old people from their insurance, they will die off faster and we won’t have as much of a problem with that other give away, Social Security. If we can get rid of that useless give away, we can really save more money for bigger tax cuts to the rich.
Just think of the huge tax breaks for the rich we can give if we can do away with Medicaid and Medicare. They are the only people who count. Especially those rich ones who give Republicans insider trader information to further enrich themselves and huge secret donations to their campaigns so they can keep getting elected.
So, under Price we can expect our uninsured rate problem to be repaired. First we will repeal the Affordable Care act and that will mean at least 18 million people will lose their health care insurance. Then we will block grant Medicaid and ensure that even more millions lose their health care. Then we will voucherize Medicare and that will mean all those old bastards will lose their insurance too.
If Price and Republicans do their job correctly, we should be able to take that measly 10 percent of uninsured Americans and raise it back up to 20 to 30 percent where it belongs. Hell, if we do this right maybe we can break the magical 50 percent mark. How great would that be?
So, you see, there is no reason to worry. Republicans and Price will make sure we lead the world again. They will make sure that only wealthy people have health insurance. We don’t need “death panels” we only need to take away peoples’ health care and they will die naturally.
See, we are on the threshold of a brave new world that can only happen in America. What a country!