What Nation Are We? This Way Lies Death and Ruin. Killing Medicaid (Patients)


On Friday June 23, 2017, Ari Melber, sitting in for Lawrence O’Donnell on, facilitated the best and most extensive examination of Medicaid and the potential consequences of the Senate (and House) Affordable Care Act replacement – aka “Trumpcare”. Medicaid is the single most important component of American healthcare, directly impacting 70 MILLION people, and indirectly impacting virtually ALL of us. From infants being born, to many of the disables, to the elderly fighting to stay in their homes (or in nursing homes) to the poor (rural and urban), it is the bedrock upon which virtually all of us count. This is critical, and what the Republicans are proposing will drop a bomb on the overall healthcare system, and it will result in the deaths of tens of thousands. I cannot urge you strongly enough to take 23 minutes and watch the video clips from the program. Anything this critical deserves you time – and your voice.

(If videos do not display, select the links to view on the MSNBC site)
First let’s hear from Trump on healthcare and Medicaid:
Now let us hear from a family who has an integral story of what Medicaid does, and their view of the politics driving the transfer of lives to cash for the top 1%. Mike Phillips and his mother Karen Clay share their stories and insights into the impacts of the proposed Trumpcare legislation: Mother and Son: “Medicaid isn’t about politics, it’s about lives“.
As was repeated several times in the videos, “What country are we that we can even consider legislation that has such a devastating impact on so many soley to give a huge tax cut to the top 1% ? It is obscene that such legislation is even put forward. I am saddened and sickened.

Please speak out. Contact every Senator that you can, and also the President. Tell them “Not in my country.” With over 100 million people directly impacted by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, including medicaid and medicaid expansion) we can damn well do our best to ensure that every Senator that votes for this bill will not be elected to another term.

Here is the link [Senate access site ] that gives you access to every US Senator. Call or write every one of them. Flood the system. Let them know that what they are doing is known and that you will watch how they vote.

Clips courtesy of The Last Word June 23, 2017 Ari Melber in for Lawrence O’Donnell

 

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