More. There’s Always More.


War is peace. Freedom is slavery. And an historic health care initiative providing health care to millions of low-income Americans actually takes away their access to care.

Confused? So, apparently, is the Secretary of Health and Human Services. At a press conference on Tuesday, HHS Secretary Tom Price claimed that “Medicaid is a program that by and large has decreased the ability for folks to gain access to care.”

In fact, nearly 70 million people receive health coverage through Medicaid. An Obamacare provision that expanded eligibility for the program extended coverage to 11 million people. A 2016 poll shows that 87 percent of these beneficiaries are “satisfied with their Medicaid coverage and benefits.”

Nevertheless, House Republicans released a bill this week that would make massive cuts to Medicaid. Price spent his remarks touting this bill.

Well, it’s definitely Nineteen Eighty-Four. We have arrived: Healthcare Is Sickness. Apparently, it is also slavery, along with freedom. What can you even say anymore?

There’s video at the link. Think Progress also has a new article up about just who is going to be targeted the most by the new “healthcare”.


  1. says

    Fuckin’ A.

    I still remember how much everyone laughed and joked about how it *wasn’t* 1984 when that year rolled around. People were happy, and proud that it didn’t turn out that way. So much change in such a small amount of time.

  2. says

    It was a graphic for teachers on teaching Nineteen-Eighty Four. I haven’t read the book for about a hundred years, but from what I remember, it’s pretty much white all the way through.

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