Monday, May 08, 2017

Healthcare Bill

I watched the Sunday morning shows and listened to Republicans like Paul Ryan, Tom Price, and Reince Preibus claim that the new Trumpcare bill actually increases Medicaid funding...even though it's cutting $880 billion.

It's the sort of anti-logic that drives me crazy. Tom Price, the HHS Secretary, really has the patter down. It sounds so reasonable, "We're thinking of the patients!" (The healthy ones, of course. The young healthy ones). "We're getting Washington out of the health care system" (Yes, of course, by cutting $880 billion!)

Thank you Washington Post fact checker for hearing the same thing and doing the math.

Four Pinocchios.