|One of the noisy Congressional town halls this week. Here|
angry constituents confront Obamacare foe Rep. David
He said, "Obamacare will be replaced by something that actually works. - bringing freedom and individual responsibility back to American health care. "
Yep, he wants us to go back to the old days of us having the "responsibility" of going bankrupt under the weight of medical bills and the freedom to die because we can't afford a doctor - all because insurance companies don't cover people that say, have pre-existing medical conditions.
Or they simply don't feel like denting their huge profits by helping to pay for life-saving surgery.
Or, as one response to Pence's tweet by @thomdunn says, "My buddy Matt would be 31 today if he didn't lack the freedom and individual responsibility to deal with his own leukemia. His fault!"
Or from Amelia Gapin (@EntirelyAmelia) "How does 'individual responsibility work when one member of a family gets cancer and bankrupts the whole family?"
Or, from @RAFinley: "Ohhh right, right. If we haven't worked hard enough at the right jobs to be able to afford our emergencies = irresponsible."
No wonder GOP lawmakers have been having such a difficult month, what with those angry town hall meetings where people yell at their Republican Congress Creatures about repealing Obamacare.
I've always been amazed that they've railed against Obamacare for six years now.
Republicans are now in power and you'd think during all that time they'd come up with a plan to replace Obamacare with something "better."
But that was never the point. They're much more craven than that and the Pence tweet proves it.
I'll be blunt. Many Obamacare opponents want people to die from lack of health care. After a certain point, after sick people are bled dry and can't any more, they stop being profitable to insurers and hospitals and such.
These people stop being useful, so kill them off. It's the ultimate death panel.
Or, they just hate Obamacare because Obama came up with it, and to many GOPers, anything Obama did is evil.
Of course, a lot of people see through Republicans' hatred of Obamacare and that's why those town hall meetings have gotten so raucous. And it's why some Republican Congress Creatures are actually too afraid of actually holding town meetings. Or falsely accuse the angry crowds as being paid by liberal lobbyists or something.
Republicans like Paul Ryan say repealing Obamacare will give us all more freedom, to buy what you want to fit your needs, as he put it.
Like the freedom to go bankrupt with those medical bills, the freedom to stay trapped in a horrible job because the only way to get insurance is through the employer, the freedom to be victimized by a poorly regulated insurer who decides not to cover some medical treatments, and the freedom to die because you waited too long to see a doctor because you didn't want to bear the expense.
It's wonderful being free, isn't it?