Saturday, September 23, 2017

Not More Obamacare Schadenfreude Already?

Before I get into it, just a reminder, Obamacare is failing, badly: Health Insurers in New Mexico To Implement Record-High Premium Increases
Insurers will increase premiums next year from a range of 36 to 41 percent for midlevel insurance plans. For all plans, premiums are expected to rise a range of 17 to 49 percent.
My sympathies are somewhat lessened upon recalling that New Mexico voted solidly for Hillary.

If You Want Medicare For All, Get Used To Eating Rabbit Now
Venezuelans still have access to free health care—except they don’t receive much care. The country suffers an 85 percent shortage of medicine and a 90 percent deficit of medical supplies. Fewer doctors are available to provide care, too. By 2015, at least 15,000 doctors had left the public health care system because of shortages of drugs and equipment and poor pay.

Consequently, infant mortality increased 30 percent, maternal mortality climbed 65 percent and cases of malaria went up 76 percent. People in war-torn countries like Syria receive better health care than Venezuelans do nowadays.
The Alaska Purchase: Graham, Cassidy Try To Buy Murkowski’s Health-Care Vote With Extra Goodies. I'm trying to work up some outrage, but then I remember the Corn Husker Kickback. Politics ain't beanbag. With Timing Tight for GOP’s Health-Law Repeal Effort, Opponents Rush to MobilizeJimmy Kimmel Got a Hand From Chuck Schumer in His Fight Against Obamacare RepealHow Obama is funding the anti-Trump resistance. Big hint, you're the one paying.

And of course, the big news: From the NYT: McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It. Yahoo: GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow. Althouse: "Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act..."
"... leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law" (NYT).

So Lindsey Graham’s being his best friend was not enough.
Ace: Shocker: Maine Socialist Susan Collins "Leaning Against" Obamacare Repeal
Another Shock: JOHN McCAIN, HERO OF CONSERVATISM, WILL VOTE TO SAVE OBAMACARE and John "Build the Dang Fence" McCain Liesplains His Obamacare Reform No-Vote: I Won't Support Any Law That Democrats Don't Support Too, thus guaranteeing he will not vote to alter Obamacare.

Gateway Pundit: Lying RINO John McCain Says He Cannot Support Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill – But Ran on Repealing Obamacare

It's not that he loves Obamacare, it's that he hates Trump so much he'll do anything to spite him. And he loves being praised by the press and Democrats.

Via Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 09.21.17", Twitchy: Will Tough Guy Jimmy Kimmel Accept This Offer From Heritage Action?, Da Tech Guy: The Notion That Graham-Cassidy Has To Pass To Save The GOP Is Ludicrous, Jammie Wearing Fools: New Democratic Party Leader Threatens Fox Host With Violence, JustOneMinute: The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill, and Shark Tank: Rand Paul Equates Graham-Cassidy To 2013 Senate Amnesty Bill.

And from "In The Mailbox: 09.22.17", EBL: A Mendoucheous Dotard Probably Doomed Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal, Twitchy: MSNBC’s Ari melber Gets Roundly Fact-Checked Over “Nonpartisan” Jimmy Kimmel Claim, and Legal Insurrection: Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John “Cannot In Good Conscience” Vote For Graham-Cassidy

Remember, Congratulations, Democrats. Obamacare Is Here To Stay And You Own It, Well, them, John McCain, Susan Collins, and Rand Paul. Can Megan inherit?

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