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New CBO score for AHCA is out, and it's still horrible. 14 million more uninsured by 2020 than if we kept ACA, 23 million more uninsured within the decade. Higher premiums as well. This is not a "healthcare bill," it's a robbery - Take healthcare from poor to give hundreds of billions to rich.

New CBO score for AHCA is out, and it's still horrible. 14 million more uninsured by 2020 than if...

Oh hey look it does exactly what everyone thought it would do. 23 million uninsured, a fat $1T tax cut for his friends, and a $800+ billion cut in medicare. Surprise, surprise. Oh but just wait, the "senate will fix it."

Trump's WealthCare®

Some highlights:

CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under H.R. 1628 than under current law. The increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number projected under current law would reach 19 million in 2020 and 23 million in 2026. In 2026, an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law. Under the legislation, a few million of those people would use tax credits to purchase policies that would not cover major medical risks.

However, the agencies estimate that about one-sixth of the population resides in areas in which the nongroup market would start to become unstable beginning in 2020. That instability would result from market responses to decisions by some states to waive two provisions of federal law, as would be permitted under H.R. 1628. One type of waiver would allow states to modify the requirements governing essential health benefits (EHBs), which set minimum standards for the benefits that insurance in the nongroup and small-group markets must cover. A second type of waiver would allow insurers to set premiums on the basis of an individual’s health status if the person had not demonstrated continuous coverage; that is, the waiver would eliminate the requirement for what is termed community rating for premiums charged to such people.

CBO and JCT expect that, as a consequence, the waivers in those states would have another effect: Community-rated premiums would rise over time, and people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive nongroup health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all—despite the additional funding that would be available under H.R. 1628 to help reduce premiums. As a result, the nongroup markets in those states would become unstable for people with higher-than-average expected health care costs. That instability would cause some people who would have been insured in the nongroup market under current law to be uninsured. Others would obtain coverage through a family member’s employer or through their own employer.

CBO and JCT projected premiums for single policyholders under H.R. 1628 (before any tax credits were applied) and compared those with the premiums projected under current law for policies purchased in the nongroup market. H.R. 1628, as passed by the House, would tend to increase such premiums before 2020, relative to those under current law—by an average of about 20 percent in 2018 and 5 percent in 2019, as the funding provided by the act to reduce premiums had a larger effect on pricing.

Although premiums would decline, on average, in states that chose to narrow the scope of EHBs, some people enrolled in nongroup insurance would experience substantial increases in what they would spend on health care. People living in states modifying the EHBs who used services or benefits no longer included in the EHBs would experience substantial increases in out-of-pocket spending on health care or would choose to forgo the services. Services or benefits likely to be excluded from the EHBs in some states include maternity care, mental health and substance abuse benefits, rehabilitative and habilitative services, and pediatric dental benefits. In particular, out-of-pocket spending on maternity care and mental health and substance abuse services could increase by thousands of dollars in a given year for the nongroup enrollees who would use those services. Moreover, the ACA’s ban on annual and lifetime limits on covered benefits would no longer apply to health benefits not defined as essential in a state. As a result, for some benefits that might be removed from a state’s definition of EHBs but that might not be excluded from insurance coverage altogether, some enrollees could see large increases in out-of-pocket spending because annual or lifetime limits would be allowed. That could happen, for example, to some people who use expensive prescription drugs. Out-of-pocket payments for people who have relatively high health care spending would increase most in the states that obtained waivers from the requirements for both the EHBs and community rating.

This 2009 study found that 45,000 uninsured die per year due to lack of coverage. In 2009 there were about 56,000,000 uninsured (the population was just over 300M and the uninsured rate was just over 18%). If 45,000 of them died due to lack of access, then 0.08% of all uninsured die unnecessarily every year due to lack of coverage.

Thus, next year the ACHA will kill 11,250 additional Americans, and by 2026 will kill 130,000+ Americans, for an average of more than six 9/11s per year:

2018: +14M uninsured = 11.25k deaths 2019: +15M = 12k 2020: +16M = 12.8k 2021: +17M = 13.6k 2022: +18M = 14.4k 2023: +19M = 15.2k 2024: +20M = 16.0k 2025: +21M = 16.8k 2026: +23M = 18.4k

“They’re nothing but slumlords”--Baltimore Trump supporter unaware his apartment is owned by Jared Kushner. ProPublica reveals patterns of ongoing property neglect and targeting low income renters with lawsuits years after debts have been settled

“They’re nothing but slumlords”--Baltimore Trump supporter unaware his apartment is owned by Jare...

Shawanda Hough moved out of her unit in the Carriage Hill complex in the northwestern Baltimore suburb of Randallstown in early 2012 after black mold worsened her son’s asthma, landing him in the hospital twice. After the maintenance crew tried and failed to fix the problem, she got the rental office’s written permission to move out in advance of her lease. But then Kushner Companies bought Carriage Hill, and a year and a half later, in August 2013, JK2 Westminster filed a lawsuit against Hough, seeking $4,068.53.

This is just fucking disgusting

EDIT: if you have a few bucks to throw ProPublica's way, please consider it. they do great work.

Remember when the media was trying to pass off Jared and Ivanka as a moderating force in the White House?

I never say things like this, so hear me when I say these people need to meet a torch waving mob.

The only thing that Trump and his alt-right cronies care about is money. They don't care about people and they really, really don't care about poor people. To quote Goodfellas: Fuck you, pay me!

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court finds North Carolina GOP gerrymandering districts based on race

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court finds North Carolina GOP gerrymandering districts based on race
BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court finds North Carolina GOP gerrymandering districts based on race

Not surprising. Last year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on the statewide PBS stations run by University of North Carolina, the special "Jefferson Davis - An American Hero" was broadcast.

I complained to the station, no response.

This has been "unconstitutional" for awhile now, we KNOW this, so can you please force them to redo the fucking maps?? Or will you just say "yeah it sucks for you"

Wow who could have guessed the Grand Old Party would pull a move like that??

I've lived in NC most of my life with the exception of my 4 year military service. I have known about this for over a decade, so have other residents, yet nothing has ever been done to correct the situation. Unfortunately, I still don't think anything will be done about it. Our politicians are racist noise thugs, just look at all the motorocyle rallies Richard Burr invites to our state to profit from and then instructs Raleigh PD not to give them a hard time (and even protect them during parades) despite the fact that 99% of them have illegally equipped mufflers according to both state AND federal laws.

The NC political climate is full of disgusting people.

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Someone Is Trying to Scrub Trump's Name From the Wikipedia Page of Lieberman's Law Firm

Someone Is Trying to Scrub Trump's Name From the Wikipedia Page of Lieberman's Law Firm

Lieberman killed the public option in the ACA. Lieberman still thinks the Iraq war was a good idea. Fuck Joe Lieberman.

He also tried to seize control of video game ratings, thankfully the ESRB was formed to do it.

I'm sure the reason he made his ultimatum was he assumed the industry wouldn't police themselves.

Can confirm. Am owner of Running with Scissors (the game company he came after in the 90s for our game POSTAL).

Lieberman, Thompson and Yee can kiss my RWS ASS!

It was Steven Miller. There was another thread with screenshots. He edited this and a part of his page that didn't paint him oh the best light

Ivanka's Charity Just Got a $100 Million Dollar Donation from Saudi Arabia

Ivanka's Charity Just Got a $100 Million Dollar Donation from Saudi Arabia
Ivanka's Charity Just Got a $100 Million Dollar Donation from Saudi Arabia

I think... Yea. I think it's official. Literally every single complaint Trump and his supporters had about Hillary Clinton, has been comitted by Trump and Co. X100.

Not to be an ass but the charity is the World Bank Fund (not a trump co asset) and the funds are for womens economic empowerment...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-u-a-e-pledge-100-million-to-world-banks-women-entrepren...

This should NEVER happen. These countries are buying access to Trump, U.S. resources, and favorable U.S. policies. Where are the senators and representatives protesting and policing this?

Never an ass to include all the facts. "Inspired by Ivanka" does not mean "controlled by or benefiting Ivanka". And this is a cause we want supported! Just because someone deceptively associated the trump name with it everyone is getting pissed! I see nothing to get upset about here.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner told Michael Flynn that his “loyalty” to the family would be rewarded

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner told Michael Flynn that his “loyalty” to the family would be rewarded

And if this didn't already seem like some kind of Gangster/Sithlord movie

Sounds like a mob family

It's very mafioso, which fits with Trump's reported mob ties.

This sort of shit is absolutely standard in any third world kleptocratic / authoritarian government. If you ever lived under one in another country it's so unmistakably familiar.

Reminder: Supine and cowardly Trump has still not condemned the Turkish attack on peaceful American citizens in Washington, D.C. ordered by Erdoğan and carried out by his security detail. This outrage demands recompense.

Reminder: Supine and cowardly Trump has still not condemned the Turkish attack on peaceful American citizens in Washington, D.C. ordered by Erdoğan and carried out by his security detail. This outrage demands recompense.

One of the more shocking scenes I've seen unfold on American territory in recent memory. Can't believe this wasn't immediately condemmed..

Trump would love to rule the US like a dictatorship. This is why he won't do anything about this matter. Think about it. Here's my points:

1) Dictators put their family members in positions of power (he's done this)

2) Dictators demand loyalty over functionality (he's done this)

3) Dictators foster cults of personality, or groups that think they way they do (hello! The_Donald)

4) Dictators want to control the press (There's a reason why Trump attacks everything against him as fake news)

He's not going to do anything about Erdogen because he's envious of him. If anything, Trump is going to ask him for pointers.

Shows how much things have changed largely due to a single personality.

I mean, the basic problem is, that's how Trump believes protesters to his administration should be treated. He doesn't want to be called out as a hypocrite when he starts having our armed forces do the same to US citizens.

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

Trump Told Russians That Firing ‘Nut Job’ Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

A swastika.

What kind of ridiculous shapes will the GOP fold themselves in to spin this bullshit?

I was hoping for a coat hanger so they can try to abort this disaster of a presidency.

The "the real story is the leakers" crap is getting old. Maybe you shouldn't have used the leaks from the Clinton campaign against them so much if you thought it was unfair, Mr Trump.

Pence Is Either Lying or Was 'Running a Sloppy Shop' says Congressman Elijah Cummings

Pence Is Either Lying or Was 'Running a Sloppy Shop' says Congressman Elijah Cummings
Pence Is Either Lying or Was 'Running a Sloppy Shop' says Congressman Elijah Cummings

I'll take both, Alex. This administration is full of bottom feeders who are not only incompetent, but also stupid. The Infant King himself has a two digit IQ. Pence, being a bible thumping moron, isn't far behind.

Yeah I've seen that, the man is clearly out of his mind if he thinks Trump is a genius. Just listen to Trump speak. An intelligent person does not speak with the vocabulary of a 10-year old. Trump is absolutely in the around bottom 20th percentile range intellect wise.  

Really, haven't you been paying attention? He had no idea the POTUS had to do shit. In his mind, the prez just waves a pen and a bunch of oompa loompas work the whole administration for him. He doesn't know who leads NK. He doesn't know what is in the NAFTA. He doesn't even know what it stands for. He demands his briefs on 1 page with lots of pictures. He brags about not reading. He thinks you're born with a limited amount of energy, so exercise is bad because it drains your energy. He eats almost exclusively fast food. He brags about being "like a smart person". He admits to not consulting anyone for anything - except for himself, because he has a great brain and knows lots of people.  

This piss gargling arsehole is STUPID.

Dems don't control the house. Even if every single Democrat in the House and Senate were demanding impeachment every single day, they can't force an impeachment trial to start.

It's a failure to actually understand how the government works that leads people to be angry at the Democrats for not doing things that they lack the power to do. It's about power, not "balls" and unless you have the majority in the House, you don't have the power.

Indiana was a hot and nasty mess before the 2016 election "rescued" him from all the backlash he was facing at home.

Obama warned Trump about Flynn. Sally Yates warned Trump about Flynn. Even Flynn warned Trump about Flynn. Nevertheless, he persisted.

Obama warned Trump about Flynn. Sally Yates warned Trump about Flynn. Even Flynn warned Trump abo...

Asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” who he consults with. “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things. I know what I’m doing and I listen to a lot of people, I talk to a lot of people and at the appropriate time I’ll tell you who the people are," Trump said. “But my primary consultant is myself and I have a good instinct for this stuff."

Because he had rich parents so his actual class performance never affected his ability to pull a diploma. Probably why he got shipped off to boarding school.

Remember when we thought W was terrible at public speaking? Those were the days...

Is Trump going to tweet about the failing New York times again? The only one failing is you Mr. "President." You're a disgrace to the office, a disgrace to the country, and worse a disgrace as a man.

Its almost like he thinks he is king and he can do what he wants.

Try one of these subthreads