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Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:14 PM

The Rude Pundit: The One Question for Republicans: What's Your Plan for When the ACA Is Gone?


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The One Question for Republicans: What's Your Plan for When the ACA Is Gone?


I may just be a filthy writer with a fondness for sodomy references and scatological humor and not some fancy, overpaid media consultant, but if I were making ads for the Biden campaign or for any of the Democrats in Senate races, they'd be total tearjerkers dealing with how shit-covered Republicans want to fuck us in the ass over health insurance.

I'll give you bones for three spots. You want more? Fuckin' hire me.

1. Find someone who is 27 years-old who successfully beat cancer in their 20s. Get them to talk about how the only way they did that is because the Affordable Care Act kept them on their parent's health insurance until age 26. They can talk about how they would probably be dead if Trump and the GOP had their way, but, instead, they are happy, healthy, and have a job/family. They can also talk about how their cancer is a pre-existing condition now. And, of course, vote for Biden or the Democrat running for Senate.

2. Find a couple in a red state that expanded its Medicaid program under the ACA. Maybe in Montana or, for extra oomph, Kentucky. Get them to talk about all the medical conditions they got taken care of. Again, talk about how they might have been dead if Republicans had repealed the ACA. Instead, they're working and/or enjoying their kids/grandkids. Let them talk about how, if the Supreme Court gets rid of the ACA, shit will fall apart for them.

3. Find a family with a kid or two who had COVID-19, now suffering with the long-term impact, which we're only learning about, really. Have them talk about the struggle, how their insurance thankfully covers it, but how, if the ACA is overturned, the lung and other issues COVID leaves behind will now be pre-existing conditions that will affect those kids when they try to get insurance for the rest of their lives.


Tag line for all of them? "What's your plan for me, (insert Republican shitheel here)?"

Few things fucking freak people out more than the idea that they're gonna lose their health insurance. Republicans need to be made to own the fact that if the Supreme Court overturns the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance in an instant. Everyone on the Medicaid expansion, all 12-14 million, will no longer be on it. The millions of 20somethings covered by their parents up to 26? On their own. Everyone with an Obamacare policy? Nope, that's shitcanned. You got a pre-existing condition? Fuck you. You need expensive treatments for years? Fuck you, too. Caps are back, motherfuckers.

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Reply The Rude Pundit: The One Question for Republicans: What's Your Plan for When the ACA Is Gone? (Original post)
babylonsister Sep 22 OP
Moostache Sep 22 #1
dchill Sep 22 #2
Miguelito Loveless Sep 22 #3
DrToast Sep 22 #4
dalton99a Sep 22 #5
CrispyQ Sep 22 #6
crimycarny Sep 22 #9
GoCubsGo Sep 22 #7
iamateacher Sep 22 #8
andym Sep 22 #10
JHB Sep 22 #11
Autumn Sep 22 #12
NCjack Sep 22 #13

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:17 PM

1. The "plan"? Isn't it obvious?

1) Take away access to healthcare
2) Allow a raging pandemic to go unchecked
3) Get COVID-19
4) Die quickly.
5) Dead peasants require no care (OR SOCIAL SECURITY)...what a "win-win" for us!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. K & R.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:19 PM

3. There is no plan

Unless you count shoveling the massive insurance company/BigPharma profits into the Scrooge McDuck sized vaults.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:20 PM

4. This all seems f'd up right now....and it is....but

I could very easily see this backfiring on the GOP in the long-term. They may look back on the Garland saga and this new nominee and realize it was a big mistake.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:20 PM

5. Kick

And one way to do that is to ask, again and again, "What's your fuckin' plan? You keep saying you're gonna protect people with pre-existing conditions. What's the fuckin' plan?" Same thing for any time Trump flaps his sphincter lips and says that he's going to provide better insurance at a lower cost or whatever he's lying about now. You got a plan, dick? Show it. No, not in two weeks. Not in a month. Not if you're reelected. Right fucking now. Because if you can't show the fuckin' plan right fuckin' now, you don't have a fuckin' plan.

Even if they toss out there the totally bullshit high-risk pools or low-cost, low-coverage plans, it will fall far short of covering everyone the ACA covers. Essentially, Trump will be handing people with pre-existing conditions over to the insurance companies so they can have their way with them, which, really, seems par for the course for President Friend of Epstein. The real truth is they have no plan because they don't fucking care. They don't want to show that government can do good for Americans, especially for poor and middle-class Americans.

This is a winning issue for Democrats. They need fuckin' brutalize Republicans with it and force them to weakly mew about "freedom" as they stand atop a pile of coronavirus corpses so high we can actually see it all around the country, no matter how much Trump tries to block the bodies from view.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:28 PM

6. I know a lot of repubs who love the children under 26 rule.

The DNC should have a paid position that reads DU & other progressive/liberal sites for good ideas like Rude's. And then share with all the campaigns.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:03 PM

9. I'm totally f*cked if the under 26 rule goes away

3 kids, all in college. Last 7 days have been spent in and out of ER with my 21-year old due to post-op complications. Without ACA Id be bankrupt right now.

So very many people will be affected by losing ACA, I can only hope and pray the GOP wont overturn because they know it will severely impact their re-election chances (Im not stupid enough to think they give a rats ass what overturning would do to the general public).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:29 PM

7. It's "Die quickly."

Just like it has always been.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 01:36 PM

8. Great post, thanks

K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:08 PM

10. Simple they will cast blame on Democraats

That's always their plan. They will state that it was always unconstitutional. Do you think the GOP really cares about regular people?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:20 PM

11. Same plan they have for everything: "Not my problem."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:20 PM

12. Republicans will celebrate. They, even the one's who benefit from it, want it gone.

Liberals give them too much credit.

They. Don't. Fucking. Care.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 02:23 PM

13. The Maggots will vote for Donald's "pocket rocket" plan.

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