Tom Price has been selected to get rid of Obamacare. Getting rid of Obamacare will be a great victory for this angry Trump-voter:
“I went from the guy who smoked $50 cigars in his hot tub, to the guy who was doing everything he could just to stay afloat,” Chris said. Taxes alone on his new home were $20,000 a year. The lien against it was more than $1 million. He sold everything he could – his Lionel train collection, his vintage guitar collection, his restored cars.His lawyers said he should declare bankruptcy, but he felt it was “like wearing a scarlet letter” and refused. Trying to save the house became his first priority, so he let other things lapse, and when his family health insurance reached $3,900 a month in 2012, from the $900 it had been three years earlier, “I had to do something I swore I would never do,” he says, and he dropped his coverage.He put his children on New York state’s low-income program, a “handout” that “I used as a safety net — some people don’t, but I actually did.” He and his wife, in turn, refused to apply for Medicaid and just “sucked it up. And if we had to see a doctor, we paid cash.” And when he didn’t have the cash? Ultrasound to break up his kidney stones would have cost $8,000, he said, “so I pissed blood for weeks instead.”Same when he broke his arm and ankle in a motorcycle accident. “I splinted and wrapped it and had a friend who is a vet X-ray it,” he said. “I took it easy, and it healed. I got through it with no government help.”Eventually, he did become insured again — under an Obamacare policy.
Emphasis is mine. But the whole story is an interesting one, from the rage at losing the gilded paradise to the rage at having to depend on "government handouts." And do read the whole thing for his use of the term "cunt" in social media.
Well, now those who voted for Trump for other reasons can relax, because Obamacare indeed will be repealed and millions of Americans, once again, can try to figure out ways to save enough for their health care expenses. A week in intensive care? Set aside several hundred thousands, in case you might ever need that care, because the Trump alternative focuses on just that: the old-time Health Savings Accounts.
Tom Price is a gift that keeps on giving, not only for the working poor of all races and ethnic groups, but also for women in general. He is strictly opposed to abortion, he fought against the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act and he opposed the mandatory coverage of birth control in the ACA for religious reasons. He is also opposed to same-sex marriage.
A Good Ole Boy, in short. And just the kind of man we might expect if Trump was all lies about how he is an outsider who will drain the Washington swamp.
Watching this administration develop would be great fun (the popcorn and beer kind of fun) if we were sitting in comfortable chairs on some other planet, far far away.