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Hmmph, I don't recall such a shit storm when Dole proposed his alternative to Clinton's in the 90s.
You'd think with millions of traitors one of them could make a funny piece of propaganda.
I dunno. A man getting kicking in the crotch is just run of the mill humor.
But a man losing his job, his apartment, his wife, turning into a dumpster dwelling homeless alcoholic THEN getting kicked in the crotch so hard he throws up an entire stomach worth of Steel Reserve? Hilarious!
They've made it pretty clear that by "opt out" they mean "go without health insurance."
The best case scenario they are aiming for here is to convince so many people to not participate in the insurance system that it becomes nonviable and collapses, leaving people who need desperately need health care but cannot pay for it themselves to suffer or die on their own like you'd see in the absolute worst failed-state hellholes.
Their only plan is to destroy the system built by their political rivals out of pure spite. They have no intention whatsoever of helping anyone who ruins their health or finances by participating in this "opt out" campaign. This is an attempt to precipitate a humanitarian disaster as a political stunt and they want you to volunteer to be part of it.
This is profoundly disgusting.
Once again, it's adherence to Saint Reagan (as well as an intense hatred for the "undeserving poor") that started all of this shit.
His policy of ensuring that nobody should ever get the best service from a government employee started with getting rid of government-employed workers no longer getting the same standard salary as their private-sector counterparts (like doctors, for example). The long-term goal wasn't to prove themselves correct that government can't provide service, it was to rig the game and CAUSE government service to be less appealing than an alternative that was privately run.
I would have thought that the idiots voting Republican would have noticed that private "solutions" for basic things often cost more, are governed by cutbacks in the name of someone's bonus, and are riven with more corruption and fewer chances for redress than ones run by the state.
I wonder why the Koch brothers don't do anything to try and reverse their nearly universally accepted image as horrible stains. Maybe they feel that's a lost cause.
To be fair, Obamacare will result in people you don't know touching your testicles, anus, breasts, or vagina.
I can't help but look at this and feel that for all the fucking horror of propaganda like this I can't honestly say it's less fucking accurate than the fucking Democrats talking about this issue like it's about pieces of paper.
This is at least partially true. Uncle Sam will, in fact, rape you with a transvaginal ultrasound if you try to get an abortion in Virginia.
This isn't about copays and insurance premiums, it's about the difference between stage I cancer and stage IV cancer. It's the difference between saving a leg and having it amputated. It's the difference between being a millionaire and being a penniless indigent because your doctor fucked up some paperwork.
(Odd. Adding a carat and a dash to make an arrow deleted the rest of my comment)
Do what, now?
For Democrats, or at least the ones I've heard talk about this, it's about getting everyone to have some basic kind of health coverage so, among other things, medical conditions get treated early and don't show up in the ER where they cause premiums to go up and people to go bankrupt. It's so people aren't tied to employers for fear of losing coverage and so those with preexisting conditions aren't kicked to the curb to die. It's so you can have insurance that doesn't pull shit to get your money then screw you when you need treatment so some HMO manager can get a larger bonus this quarter.
And here I was thinking it's about getting to see a doctor if you're poor or not.
That's kind of a given with the whole trying to not bankrupt people and all.
It's also good to remember that it's the GOP that made it ILLEGAL for the government to negotiate the prices of medication it purchases from pharmaceutical companies. I'm kind of amazed they didn't legislate that all gov't offices had to purchase their paper by the sheet from the copiers at Kinko's at full color rates for every unmarked sheet.
So how is that "pieces of paper"? Just because they say it in an Al Gore barebones and boring way doesn't mean it's not important. In fact, not using a bunch of emotionally charged language that's otherwise meaningless (though I do detest the use of "common sense" and have done so ever since Bush II drove it into the ground, set it on fire and pissed on the ashes) is a nice contrast to the GOP.
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I hope some omniscient being is keeping track of the people responsible for shit like this.
That hope is the most compelling reason I've ever seen for believing in God. I hope with you.
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