TThe American Populace keeps on getting taken for a ride and we are expected to take the lies as truths. To a degree, all of our politicians are like this. The difference is that some of the politicians, especially among the progressive section of the Democratic Party are really care for our fellow beings. It’s sad to say that even these caring people will lie, especially to advance their goals.
“Republicans have made some pretty dishonest statements about their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in recent days, including that it would not cut Medicaid (it would) and that it would lower premiums (it would not).
What might take the cake, however, is one of the GOP’s main rationales for why Obamacare needs to be junked rather than simply shored up. Key Republicans, including Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, argue that the law enacted in 2010 failed because millions of people still have no health insurance. Meanwhile, they push legislation that would add to this problem.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) reiterated the criticism of Obamacare in reaction to an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office that an additional 22 million people would be uninsured under the bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) crafted in secret.”
“If Republicans are really interested in lowering the number of Americans who lack health insurance, they could choose to expand Medicaid in more states. They could provide more subsidies for people to purchase insurance. They could also make insurance available to undocumented immigrants, who were deliberately excluded from the Affordable Care Act’s benefits and are barred from enrolling in Medicaid.
Republicans, though, do not seem interested in any of those options. Their health care legislation phases out the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. It provides fewer dollars in subsidies for people to purchase insurance. And next week, the House will vote on two more immigration enforcement bills.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-health-care-plan_us_5953d624e4b0da2c732067ee?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009