Ryan Cooper / The Week:And from another "crank":
The Republican plot to devour retirees' nest eggs — Perhaps the most monstrous thing about the American medical system — and the bar for that title is high indeed — is predatory billing. — A great many medical providers adjust their prices based on how defenseless the patient is …
How about some child abuse? You'll note this rat bastard Republican brutalized his own son; now he wants to hurt everybody else's. Fucking thug.
Thanks, New York Times, for compromising away seniors’ Social Security income
Plus which also too, 'bout an hr. later:Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
GOP Rep's Vision Of Post-ACA World: You Wait To Treat Your Kid's Broken Arm — A Republican congressman outlined the way he would like to see the health care system operate if Obamacare is repealed, as GOP lawmakers are promising. It is a brave new world in which parents would wait …Discussion:
RELATED:Shandra Martinez / MLive.com:
Son's broken arm: Bill Huizenga says people must be responsible for own health care costs
Yes yes, this is "old" news, but that doesn't make it any less relevant. Or less horrrifying. These bastards are pointing a gun at me; I have every right to stand my ground & shoot back. (And not w/ any sissy "votes", either.)Nearing retirement age? Sucks to be you. One of the Reps. whose office made it seem like he might be opposed to Paul Ryan's Medicare Phaseout plan, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), is actually clearly in favor - though he says he wants to see the precise details.
Only a slight indication above of their destructive plans for your Social Security, of course.David Dayen / The Nation:Donald Trump Is Coming for Your Medicare — The selection of Tom Price to head HHS brings the president-elect into alignment with Speaker Paul Ryan. — By , — For those who thought Donald Trump, someone who spent two years on the campaign trail promising to protect programs like Medicare …Discussion:U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana: Donnelly Announces He Will Oppose Nomination of Tom Price for HHS Secretary, Cites Medicare PrivatizationAndrew Prokop / Vox: Trump's latest Cabinet picks signal he has no intention of governing as a populist outsiderWarner Todd Huston / Breitbart: Report: Obamacare Critic Tom Price To Be Trump's Selection for Health SecretaryAnn Althouse / Althouse: Who is this Obamacare critic that Donald Trump has picked as Secretary of Health and Human Services?
Paul Krugman / New York Times:How Many People Just Voted Themselves Out of Health Care? (Updated) (Updated again) (And again) — My original update was right! Screwed up dates. So it's back to around 5 1/2 million Trump chumps. — As Greg Sargent points out, the choice of Tom Price for HHS probably means the death of Obamacare.