Late last week, the Republicans in the House passed the Republicans Don’t Care Act, also called TrumpsCare. This marvelous little bill will do exactly what the Republicans have been trying to do all along — screw over the American people.
It can’t be understated just how terrible this bill is. The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect — premiums are still too high — but the only place to go after the ACA is a fully subsidized, nationalized healthcare system. Anything else is a step backwards.
Of course, as we all know, Republicans are experts at going backwards. Hence, we have the American Health Care Act, which is as dangerous as it is boringly named, since these tools are as malicious as they are unoriginal.
And stupid. We can’t forget stupid, which is apparently a preexisting condition, as demonstrated by House Republican Chris Collins, who voted for the bill — and didn’t even read the damn thing.
How do we know this malingering troglodyte didn’t even bother reading the bill?
Because he voted for it, and it’s going to wind up costing his state somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 billion.
Also, we know because dipshit himself admitted as much on CNN:
I will fully admit, Wolf, that I did not,” Collins said. “But I can also assure you my staff did. We have to rely on our staff… I’m very comfortable that we have a solution to the disaster called Obamacare.
— CNN (@CNN) May 4, 2017
Dollars to donuts Collins hasn’t read Obamacare, either, and he’s just repeating talking points since it’s easier than thinking.
Obamacare isn’t a disaster — our country has needed something like Obamacare since the 1800s at least. It’s far from perfect, but the AHCA? That’s a disaster, and ensures the Republican Party will remain the preexisting condition for why we as a country can never afford decent healthcare.