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Friday, April 28, 2017

AHCA - neither Healthy nor Caring

The AHCA, also known as Trumpcare, is not a health care proposal nor is it a sound deficit reduction measure. The AHCA is a boon to billionaires and corporations disguised as both.

The AHCA, also known as Trumpcare, is not a health care proposal nor is it a sound deficit reduction measure. The AHCA is a boon to billionaires and corporations disguised as both. Recent suggestions that Trump will accede to the stripping of required protections makes this cruel offering even more malicious.

Required coverage for maternity care, mental health coverage, outpatient hospital care, and prescription drugs, In-hospital care, Lab tests, and substance abuse disorder services prevent insurers from resuming the sale of “junk policies.” This scam is not some vague speculation. Before the ACA, insurance companies routinely offered very cheap policies that either did not cover many conditions, or that charged a very high deductible or co-pay for such claims. Such policies and that practice amounted to legally sanctioned fraud.

Healthcare is not a commodity, and there is not a “free market” healthcare system anywhere in the world that works to benefit people in need of genuine health care. People are not sheep for the shearing to benefit health care corporations, or any other plutocratic plunders. People are citizens and elected, and appointed. Federal officials are duty bound to governed in the interest of the citizenry, not the corporations and the super-rich.

The time for ideological zealotry has long gone. The hour of constructive, responsible legislation is upon us. The AHCA is a zealot’s fever dream. It is not constructive in form or intent. Those who advance it and those who support it dishonor the offices they hold, and reveal to whom and to what they bear true faith and allegiance. They prove their loyalties lie with the corporations and the wealthy rather than the Constitution or the common citizens of the Republic.

Every Congress Member takes a solemn oath to:“bear true faith and allegiance to the same [Constitution]; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”

Keep faith with the Constitution; faithfully discharge the duties of your office. Vote against the AHCA, and lead the effort to make constructive changes, in a bipartisan manner to the ACA.



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