Awww, isn’t it beautiful? The Republicans just had a win in the House where they voted to take healthcare away from an estimated 24 million Americans – many who need health insurance the most – those with preexisting conditions and poor people.
Of course, this was done because Republicans really like rich people. They are their people, their bread and butter and let’s face it – they are who REALLY matter. With Trump’s proposed tax cuts for the super wealthy and this healthcare bill that if passed would kick those poor freeloaders and sick people right the fuck off the healthcare teat – well, all they are doing is making America great again! This is the capitalist utopia after all – screw all those lazy poor people who have no bootstraps. Maybe if they had made better choices, like being born to rich people, they would have bootstraps. Personal responsibility you fools!
So, congrats to the all of these rich guys who will benefit from the Republican goal of deregulating the healthcare industry – because you know, these insurance guys and big pharma people aren’t looking out for their gluttonous salaries, but the noble cause of providing care to only healthy people or people who can afford their medicine.
Survival of the fittest y’all. America will be way stronger if we only keep the people around who have money and/or health. That’s science, right? (And, here we thought all those conservative bastards were anti-science – they showed us!)
Per a STAT News article, here are the top earners in the healthcare industry.
- Leonard S. Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, $47,462,526
- Jeffrey M. Leiden, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, $28,099,826
- Larry J. Merlo, CVS Health, $22,855,374
- Robert J. Hugin, Celgene, $22,472,912
- Alex Gorsky, Johnson & Johnson, $21,128,866
- Michael F. Neidorff, Centene, $20,755,103
- Alan B. Miller, Universal Health Services, $20,427,309
- Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck & Co., $19,898,438
- Miles D. White, Abbott Laboratories, $19,410,704
- John C. Martin, Gilead Sciences, $18,755,952
- Richard A. Gonzalez, AbbVie, $18,534,310
- Heather Bresch, Mylan, $18,162,852
- David M. Cordani, Cigna, $17,307,672
- Mark T. Bertolini, Aetna, $17,260,806
- George A. Scangos, Biogen, $16,874,386
- Robert L. Parkinson, Baxter International, $16,648,750
- John C. Lechleiter, Eli Lilly & Co, $16,562,500
- Marc N. Casper, Thermo Fisher Scientific, $16,307,079
- Robert A. Bradway, Amgen, $16,097,714
- George Paz, Express Scripts Holding, $14,835,587
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Well, those richies will be having dinner, the rest of us will be busy trying to pay for our life sustaining healthcare, so dinner may be off the table.