Trump supporters celebrate imminent loss of their health insurance

“Moments after House Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, millions of Trump supporters celebrated the imminent loss of their health insurance,” writes Andy Borowitz in the satirical Borowitz Report in the New Yorker.

“From coast to coast, Americans who cast their votes for Donald J. Trump expressed jubilation at finally being relieved of the burden of being insured in the event of catastrophic illness.

“’Ever since President Trump was inaugurated, I’ve been counting the days for him to take away my health insurance,’ Carol Foyler, a Trump supporter in Houston, said. ‘Today I just want to say thank you, Mr. President, for keeping your promise.’

“Harland Dorrinson, a Trump voter from Tallahassee, Florida, said that he was ‘excited as hell about losing my health insurance’ but sounded a more cautious note.

‘”I just hope the Senate doesn’t come in and give me back my health coverage,’ he said. ‘Right now this all feels too good to be true.’

“’Knowing that Trump could take away my Obamacare makes me feel super optimistic about what he’s capable of,’ Tracy Klugian, of Columbus, Ohio, said. ‘I can’t wait until he gets rid of my Medicare.'”

The rest of the article is here.

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8 Responses to Trump supporters celebrate imminent loss of their health insurance

  1. Todd Jucinall says:

    Since Ocare was failing how would you have fixed the issue?

  2. jeffpelline says:

    This is supposed to be a question from Todd Juvinall, I believe. It’s hard to take Todd seriously. His latest blog post is titled “Bill and Hillary Clinton’s First Mistake”! It shows a joyful picture of them on their wedding day — a totally nonpartisan statement of happiness. I wonder what Todd would think if someone posted a similar caption with Todd and (one of) his wives on their wedding day. “Todd and XXX’s first mistake.” What an a-hole.

  3. jeffpelline says:

    And as for Todd’s comment about Obamacare, this is interesting: http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-obamacare-charts-20170104-story.html

  4. jeffpelline says:

    Oh, and let’s not forget the demographics of Todd’s “blog”: “Well I am a conservative that is seventy-four years old …” lol.

  5. Chip Wilder says:

    Seth Meyers: “House Republicans today voted on and passed an Obamacare replacement bill without knowing how much it would cost. Though I’m not surprised — they also voted on an Obama replacement without knowing the cost.“Look how happy those old white guys are. I guess they’re just happy they finally passed something that wasn’t a kidney stone. No longer covered, by the way. Some Republicans right now are just outright admitting they did not read the bill that they voted on, a bill that would reorganize one-sixth of the American economy. ( Rep. Tom Garrett ‘I don’t think any individual has read the whole bill, that’s why we have staff.’) That’s right. Your elected official didn’t read the bill””

    Jimmy Fallon: “Today the House voted to pass the Republican health-care bill before taking an 11-day recess. They said they’re going to use the break to kick back, relax and finally read the bill they just voted for.”

    Noah: “Republicans passed this bill without an official scoring of its costs from the Congressional Budget Office, so the true effects of the bill could be anything. Your baby could have to do its own C-section from the inside. You don’t know.”

  6. Steve Willer says:

    And the blowback begins. I so hope Republicans running for reelection in 2018 get totally crushed. “Idaho town hall erupts after GOP lawmaker says ‘no one dies’ from lack of health care, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/watch-idaho-town-hall-erupts-after-gop-lawmaker-says-no-one-dies-from-lack-of-heath-care/

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