As of today, Ryan Care is dead. But was this part of a longer game President Trump is playing?
I know, after the previous President’s legacy became completely entangled in “Obamessiah Care”, or as I call it “The Unaffordable Care Act”, the MSM and the liberals and cuckservatives are going to try to spin this as “Trump Care”. But it’s not.
I keep hearing comments such as “President Trump claims to want to repeal and replace ObamaCare, but has been short on specifics”. WTF are you talking about? Did you want him to WRITE the replacement himself? I almost wouldn’t be surprised if he did have it written somewhere. But that’s not the President’s job; it’s the CONGRESS’ job.
Let’s see, some features he’s definitely called for:
- Get rid of the “lines” around the states
“Little Marco” got hung up on this one during one of the debates. He didn’t seem to understand. Here’s how it goes: I live in Virginia. I can just about only purchase health insurance within Virginia. I can’t go to North Carolina, or New Mexico, even if I could get a better deal. The President is calling to eliminate that.
I tried to do that once. I had a Blue Cross plan I wasn’t very happy with. I used to listen Dave Ramsey, and a few other people. They’d talk about purchasing your own health insurance. I went to Ramsey’s website, and put in a request to speak to one of his ELPs (Endorsed Local Providers). Upon finding out I lived in New Jersey (at the time), all he could tell me was to get bent.
The President wants to get rid of this stupid fucking regulation. If you run a health insurance business in Minnesota, you should be able to sell health insurance to South Dakota and the People’s Republic of New Jersey, and the other 47 states.
This should NOT be hard to grasp. Thank GOD Little Marco didn’t last much past that debate.
There are possibilities. Since my children live in New Jersey with my succubus ex-wife, and I cover them, I have a regional plan. But I only had a single regional plan; no other choice. I could get better health insurance if I only had to worry about being in Virginia, but I have to pay more because my family is in two states.
- Get prices down
If you can’t understand this, I can’t help you. Do you LIKE paying high prices for doctor’s visits and medications? I don’t. I have some pretty damn good insurance, and still have a huge stack of medical bills the doctor’s offices decided not to write off.
- Eliminate the “Individual Mandate”
Again, self-explanatory. The government should not be able to force people to purchase a product or service. What if they decide to FORCE us all to purchase a Tesla, whether we want it or not?
- Remove barriers to entry
Let’s say I’m screwing around in my kitchen, and accidentally discover a cure for cancer. Or rabies. Or whatever. You’ll never see it. I’d have to come up with probably billions in financing to stand up a company with a lab, do a decade of double-blind studies, and bribe the FDA. 20 years later, it’s possible the “Fraud and Death Administration” could arbitrarily decide not to permit my cure to go to market. This isn’t exact, but my understanding of the pharmaceutical industry is only slightly better than my understanding of football. The President wants to make it easier for drugs and procedures to get approved.
Back to our original point. I don’t see this as a loss; I see it as part of a longer game. The President WILL probably get his “Repeal and Replace” of Obamessiah Care. Maybe not this year.
Paul Ryan failed as a leader. This is apparent. I think from all appearances, he’s trying to sabotage the President’s agenda. Maybe not as actively as the Demonrats, but still. He’s not behind the President. Remember, he was a “Never Trump” guy. He even bailed and dis-invited Candidate Trump from a rally at the last minute.
We’re also seeing which Republicucks won’t support the President either. And 2018 is coming up fast… Their game of pretending to be Republicans while really being liberals or globalist plants is coming to an end; at least, for now. So hopefully, they’ll be challenged in their next primaries. I know there are some movements to challenge these guys with people who will actually support what the Republican agenda is SUPPOSED to be in 2018.
I am blessed to have a Congressman (Dave Brat) who actually seems to see things in a manner compatible to me. Both of my Senators (Tim Kaine being one of them) are total libtards. At least in responding to my emails, Congressman Brat seems to support the President’s agenda. A neighboring district has Rob Wittman, whom I’ve met and seems to be a decent Congressman.
The biggest point of all is this: President Trump has been in office approximately 60 days. And he’s had Congress scrambling the entire time. How many other Presidents have been able to do this? He’ll move on to his next agenda item (Tax reform? Please?) and circle back to this one. Possibly after the 2017 Obamessiah Care implosion happens. When people are suddenly right in the middle of being screwed over a table by the former President and the Demonrats who passed the stupid bill before they read it, when people are screaming at their Congress Critters, both Demonrat and Republicuck alike, this will be right back on the table.
That’s my prediction. We’ll see how it works out.
And one last point: health CARE and health INSURANCE are not the same damn thing! Just because the government FORCES you to buy health INSURANCE doesn’t mean it will actually lead to health CARE.