We Never Win in Healthcare

The Republicans in Congress are not sending their best bills. They’re sending the pharmaceutical companies—drug dealers—a chunk, the rich get their check, but ordinary Americans? We get screwed again. So little winning, you’re going to get so sick from not winning. Believe me.

We spend more money, and we get less. That’s not winning. That’s getting played. And it’s got to stop. We have to win again on healthcare. We have to pay less money and everyone has to be covered. From the sick poor kid that wants to grow up to be a baseball player to the old lady that used to do radio jingles—back when people still listened to the radio. They all need healthcare.

And cutting red tape is not going to do it. It will save a bunch of corporations money, which they will pocket. We know this because that’s what they have done, time and time again. They pad their portfolios while the rest of the country breaks its back, and it doesn’t get the back treatment it deserves. They don’t pay for infrastructure. They don’t pay to make sure you can even get to the hospital safely if you have to cross a bridge. Pitiful, folks. This is a mess.

The Republicans want to say this isn’t the role of government, that it’s not in the Constitution, but show me where in there it says that old people should suffer, or that a sick kid that can’t afford treatment should have to go beg for her life on a crowd funding site. Tell me where it says that in the Constitution.

And they say that states need more flexibility in Medicaid. Like these precious snowflakes of state governance can’t operate a simple program that says that poor people get healthcare? Please! If they can’t figure it out, we shouldn’t repeal and replace the program, we should repeal and replace them.

Every other country figured this out. They’re eating our medicine, folks. They pay more in taxes, but less overall because they get higher wages and lower costs. That’s winning. If you ask me, the Republicans have turned taxes into a whip to keep people in line. Some late-night bogeyman story to scare people. But the greatest generation paid higher taxes! And they were so tough, they liked it!

These Republicans have gone soft. Sad! We need to win on healthcare again, and if the Republicans won’t let us win, they should at least have the good God damned sense to get out of our way.