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Obamacare Vs. Trumpcare

Obamacare Vs. Trumpcare

Part of a series on Obamacare . [View Related Entries] Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 11:36AM EST by Adam Downer . Added Mar 07, 2017 at 03:53AM EST by Platus . PROTIP: Press'i'to view the image gallery ,'v'to view the video gallery , or'r'to view a random entry. This submission is currently being researched & evaluated! You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation. Obamacare vs. GOP Replacement, also known as Obamacare vs. Trumpcare, is a joke format that became popular on Twitter in March of 2017, [1] following the Republican Partys release of a draft of a bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare. The meme was popular among opponents of the Republicans, and involves juxtaposing two similar images corresponding to Obamacare and Trumpcare (i.e. the replacement bill), the Obamacare image being generally better than the latter. On March 6th, 2017, House Republicans unveiled their plan for repealing the Affordable Care Act. Early commentary on the draft bill focused on the extent to which it diminishes or weakens the coverage provided by the ACA. Following the release of the draft, four Republican senators announced that they would not support the bill as they feared it would deprive their constituents of healthcare, saying in a joint statement that we will not support a plan that does not include stability for Medicaid expansion populations or flexibility for states. [2] Senate Democrats have uniformly opposed the bill. Shortly after the bill was announced, various Twitter users began mocking the proposal by tweeting two similar pictures next to each other, representing Obamacare as the better alternative to the GOP Replacement. The first appears to have been tweeted by @m Continue reading >>

Mulvaney Responds To Jimmy Kimmel's Health Care Plea

Mulvaney Responds To Jimmy Kimmel's Health Care Plea

Mulvaney responds to Jimmy Kimmel's health care plea White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney responded Wednesday to a heartfelt appeal to lawmakers by late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that children not be denied care because of pre-existing conditions with Mulvaney saying he agrees, and Republicans arent looking to kick people off their health care. Everyone, I think, agrees with Jimmy Kimmel that we have enough money in this country to provide care for those type of folks, he told "Fox & Friends." Kimmel, host of The Jimmy Kimmel Show, choked up Monday night as he told the story of his sons birth and subsequent health scare, which revealed he had a heart defect requiring urgent surgery. After telling his story, he urged lawmakers discussing health care reform on Capitol Hill to work together to make sure no child can be denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition. Before 2014, if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you would never be able to get health insurance because you were born with a pre-existing condition, he said. If your baby is going to die and it doesnt have to, it shouldnt matter how much money you make. I think thats something that if youre a Democrat or a Republican, we all agree on that, we do, he said, adding that lawmakers in Washington need to understand that. Dont let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants, we need to take care of each other, Kimmel said. No parent should have to ever decide if they can afford to save their childs life, it just shouldnt happen, not here. Democrats leapt on Kimmels viral remarks which had already picked up over 7 million hits on YouTube alone to pressure Republicans over a new health bill in the works which is strugglin Continue reading >>

Page 2 - White House Says Diabetics Dont Deserve Health Insurance

Page 2 - White House Says Diabetics Dont Deserve Health Insurance

White House says diabetics dont deserve health insurance There's a very strong "nurture" component to that where as Type I is a true congenital issue. I don't deny a genetic predisposition to type II, but environment/upbringing plays a huge roll. Shitty lifestyles by parents often drive shitty lifestyles by offspring. Rinse and repeat. Type 2 diabetes is an intersection of strong genetic influence and strong lifestyle influence. Type 1 diabetes is an intersection of weaker genetic influence and environmental influence. The etiological factors are not known enough so that a description of "bad luck" would be pretty accurate. I think anyway. I skipped a few classes in med school. Type 2 diabetes is actually much more genetically influenced than type 1. And a whole lot more. There is an enforced lifestyle in our society which makes these sort of illnesses so prevalent. I can stress someone out, ruin their sleep cycles as a result and make them gain weight. The stress and subsequent metabolic effects such as inflammatory responses whack out the endocrine system and "magically" we have so called Metabolic Syndrome. Hell just sitting down in a chair for too long can cause serious adverse responses that no trip to the gym can counter. Brainonska511 , DarthKyrie and Blackjack200 like this. vi edit Elite Member Super Moderator Well, 0bama said that instead of surgery that maybe it would be better to take a pain pill. Yeah and that was in regards to a 100 year old woman that had one physician turn down the procedure due to it being inherently too risky. That's something that physicians have to face every day. And a whole lot more. There is an enforced lifestyle in our society which makes these sort of illnesses so prevalent. I can stress someone out, ruin their sleep cycles as a Continue reading >>

Mulvaney Agrees With 'jimmy Kimmel Test'

Mulvaney Agrees With 'jimmy Kimmel Test'

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare should pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's budget chief, said Thursday that a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare should pass the "Jimmy Kimmel test," though his definition deviated from that of the comedian's. The phrase "Jimmy Kimmel test" was coined by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., after Kimmel delivered a monologue last week in which he shared difficult circumstances about his son's birth and pleaded for politicians to keep Obamacare's guarantee for coverage of people with pre-existing illnesses. Cassidy said he would vote for a healthcare bill only if it met that test, and Mulvaney was asked by a member of the audience at the Light Forum at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., if he agreed with that standard. "I do think it should meet that test," Mulvaney said. "We have plenty of money to deal with that. We have plenty of money to provide that safety net so that if you get cancer you don't end up broke that is not the question. The question is, who is responsible for your ordinary healthcare? You or somebody else?" He said the debate centered on whether others should pay the burden of paying for someone's healthcare. "That doesn't mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel's kid? I don't think that it is." Kimmel told Cassidy this week that his definition of the test was "that no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it." Of Kimmel's definition, Cassidy said: "Hey, man, you're on the right track, if that's the closest we can get that works great in government. Now we hav Continue reading >>

Fact-checking Trump White House Health Care Claims

Fact-checking Trump White House Health Care Claims

Fact-checking Trump White House health care claims By Allison Graves , Aaron Sharockman on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 4:16 p.m. Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price made the case that Obamacares impact on the number of new people insured can be overstated. Republicans supporting the House GOPs effort to repeal and replace Obamacare are pushing back on criticism that the plan would strip health insurance away from an estimated 6 million to 15 million Americans, as Congress awaits additional insight from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. UPDATE:The CBO released its analysis of the House plan on March 13, 2017. The CBO says the plan would "reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 24 million in 2026 relative to current law." Appearing on the Sunday shows, White House Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said the CBO isnt capable of assessing such a large piece of legislation. "If the CBO was right about Obamacare to begin with, there'd be 8 million more people on Obamacare today than there actually are," Mulvaney said on This Week. "So, I love the folks at the CBO, they work really hard. They do. Sometimes we ask them to do stuff that they're not capable of doing." Gary Cohn, director of the White Houses National Economic Council, echoed Mulvaney on Fox News Sunday. For PolitiFact, those claims rate Half True . Mulvaney has a point that the CBOs projections for how many people would gain coverage through the Affordable Care Act was higher than reality, but that criticism isnt enough to undermine the CBOs ability to analyze the Republican repeal-and-replace bill, experts told us. The CBO released enrollment projections for the health care law in March 2010. It Continue reading >>

Trump: Gop Health Care Bill 'guarantees' Coverage For Pre-existing Conditions

Trump: Gop Health Care Bill 'guarantees' Coverage For Pre-existing Conditions

Trump: GOP health care bill 'guarantees' coverage for pre-existing conditions Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Trump said "we actually have a clause that guarantees" coverage for those with pre-existing conditions Pence made clear in a separate interview that states would be able to opt out of guaranteeing coverage for pre-existing conditions President Donald Trump says the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act "guarantees" coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions -- a claim that could undercut the legislation the White House is currently pushing on Capitol Hill. "Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it. I said, 'Has to be,'" Trump told CBS's John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" Sunday. Pressed further, Trump said that "we actually have a clause that guarantees" coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. Trump also said the health care legislation is "changing." Trump's comments come days after moderate New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur and leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus cut a deal that would require insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions; but, unlike the mandate under Obamacare, insurers could charge them higher rates than others in the plan if they allow their coverage to lapse. Such a change could leave those with pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes and asthma, paying much higher premiums and potentially facing gaps in coverage, health care experts note. Republicans would have states set up "high-risk pools" for those with pre-existing conditions. There is no Congressional Budget Office score of the proposal yet, but the AARP has projected that premiums in high-risk pools could cost as much as $25,700 per year. The Amer Continue reading >>

Trump Official Says Diabetes A Preexisting Condition Not Worthy Of Coverage

Trump Official Says Diabetes A Preexisting Condition Not Worthy Of Coverage

Mick Mulvaney, OMB director, is the latest Republican official whose rhetoric in support of the AHCA has drawn condemnation. Editor’s Note – 5/18/2017 – Since this article was published, we have found video with the full quote from Director Mulvaney. It is somewhat different than the condensed quote attributed to him by the Washington Examiner. You can read the full quote here: Republicans have continued to struggle with their messaging in defense of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), particularly when it comes to the provisions of the legislation that weakens protections for people with preexisting conditions. sponsor Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Trump administration, was the latest to utter a remark quickly deemed insensitive to people with preexisting conditions, and he managed to use the “D” word while doing so. Read more: Congressman Says Your Preexisting Condition is Probably Your Fault According to a report in the Washington Examiner, Mr. Mulvaney attempted to differentiate between preexisting conditions which deserve coverage and those which don’t. While doing so, he is reported to have said, “That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it is.” His statement was quickly condemned by many in the diabetes community, including the American Diabetes Association. The ADA put out a statement saying it “is extremely disappointed by the misinformed statement of Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as reported by The Washington Examiner. Mr. Mulvaney’s comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle. Continue reading >>

Mick Mulvaney Gets Schooled About Diabetes After Saying Its Caused By Poor Lifestyle Choices

Mick Mulvaney Gets Schooled About Diabetes After Saying Its Caused By Poor Lifestyle Choices

The American Diabetes Association is teaching Mick Mulvaney, who serves as head of the Office of Management and Budget under President Donald Trump, a valuable lesson about human biology. On Thursday, Mulvaney told an audience at the Light Forum at Stanford University that people who get diabetes may not deserve affordable health insurance. "That doesn't mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel's kid? I don't think that it is," Mulvaney told the audience, according to a report by the Washington Examiner . Butas the American Diabetes Association pointed out in a public statement on Friday, the notion that the condition is solely caused by poor lifestyle choices is both offensive and inaccurate. "All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause," the statement said. "People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status." This isn't the first time that Mulvaney has made comments which critics perceived as calloused and factually challenged. In March, Mulvaney caught flak for arguing that cutting funds to Meals on Wheels was "probably one of the most compassionate things we can do" because it allowed the government to "guarantee to you that that money is actually being used in a proper function." Not only was this remark derided for its insensitivity, but it ignored the fact that Meals on Wheels has been demonstrably very effective. Continue reading >>

Snopes Caught Lying For Hillary Again, Questions Raised

Snopes Caught Lying For Hillary Again, Questions Raised

Snopes has been caught lying again, proving that it has a political and partisan agenda and it is willing to mislead and deceive its readers in order to advance the cause of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment. Earlier this year Correct the Record , a pro-Clinton Super PAC, admitted they are spending millions of dollars to employ an army of trolls to correct and push back against internet userswho criticize Clinton. Correct The Records Barrier Breakers project admitted in a press release that it pays people to pretend to be Clinton supporters, and claims that thousands of unsuspecting social media users have already been addressed by the PACs mercenary social media warriors with the promise that many more will be corrected in the near future. Given that Snopes entered the political fact checking game around the same time, and began publishing more political articles than ever before most of which display a clear Clinton bias it is legitimate to ask if Snopes is also on the Correct The Record payroll. Ethics Alarms has been tracking the increasing political bias exhibited by Snopes, once the definitive Urban Legends web source to identify false stories on the internet, e-mail hoaxes and other pollution of public information. The website has made the disastrous decision to wade into political topics and to hire some new social justice warriors and wanna-be Democratic Party operatives to cover them, resulting in the site becoming a bad imitation of PolitiFact. The disturbing trend really established itself this month, but it was in evidence earlier. For example, Snopes rushed to defend Hillary Clinton when the story of her defense of a child rapist was used to smear her. (Ethics Alarms explained, correctly, unlike Snopes, what was unethical about the at Continue reading >>

Fact Check: Trumps Budget Director Pick Asked Do We Really Need Government-funded Research At All?

Fact Check: Trumps Budget Director Pick Asked Do We Really Need Government-funded Research At All?

On 17 December 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated South Carolina representative Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget. We are going to do great things for the American people with Mick Mulvaney leading the Office of Management and Budget, said President-elect Trump. Right now we are nearly $20 trillion in debt, but Mick is a very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly manage our nations finances and save our country from drowning in red ink. With Mick at the head of OMB, my administration is going to make smart choices about Americas budget, bring new accountability to our federal government, and renew the American taxpayers trust in how their money is spent. He has been characterized by many as a deficit hawk and is a member of the House Freedom Caucus , a group of hard-line fiscal conservatives. As director of the OMB, he would run an organization that, in its words: Assists the President in overseeing the preparation of the Federal budget and in supervising its administration in Federal agencies [and] also oversees and coordinates the Administrations procurement, financial management, information, and regulatory policies. On 19 December 2016, Mother Jones Pema Levy reported on one of Mulvaneys since-deleted Facebook posts, unearthed by a Democratic opposition research group named American Bridge. This post from 9 September 2016 came at a time thatCongress was debating funding research into efforts to fight the spread of the Zika virus. In it, Mulvaney suggested the federal government (whose budget office he is now nominated to lead) might not be well served by funding science research at all: It has been a busy week, and with everything else going on I havent had a chance to post on Zika, which I know has been i Continue reading >>

Fact-checking Snopes

Fact-checking Snopes

Faceborgs Mark Cuckersperg, smarting like a bruised betabuttboy from leftoid legacy media criticism that his platform aids in the dissemination of fake news (i.e., real news that doesnt recapitulate the anti-White narrative), announced that the Winklevosss company would team up with a selection of fact-checking outfits to curate news feeds on Facedork and identify those deemed fake for immediate relocation to the gulag of criminal thoughts. The reaction from the reactoshitsphere was pointed: but who will check the fact-checkers? Its a valid question. A working familiarity with fact-check websites reveals a decided leftoid slant. The owners of those sites will never admit to this bias, of course, but the facts (heh) bear it out . Media-darling fact-checkers are almost all leftoids. Soccermombook listed Snopes as one of the four or five fact-checkers with whom they would collaborate to censor alt-right speech. Snopes is a popular debunking website favored by shitlibs, but theres something everyone should know about the Snopes proprietors. First, a wholesome photo of Snopes co-founders, David and Barbara Mikkelson (with obligatory libcat child substitute). This smug libfag would give Pajamaboy a run for Most Punchable Shitlib Face . Our Snopes story took a darkly humorous turn, when news from Americas foremost paper of record recently surfaced that David Mikkelson divorced his first wife and is accused of embezzling $100K from his company to spend on prostitutes and on his second wife, a chubby ho who is (still!) an escort and a former porn star, (star being used loosely here literally loosely). Now a DailyMail.com investigation reveals that Snopes.coms founders, former husband and wife David and Barbara Mikkelson, are embroiled in a lengthy and bitter legal dispute in th Continue reading >>

Trump Budget Director: No Health Care For Lazy Americans

Trump Budget Director: No Health Care For Lazy Americans

Photo-Illustration: Daily Intelligencer; Photos: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images (Trump); Mike Kemp/Getty Images/Rubberball Many conservatives believe that a large proportion of Americans do not deserve access to medical care because their high medical costs result from poor decisions. This belief has been floating around right-wing circles for years. It resurfaced during the debate over the passage of Obamacare, was recently endorsed by Representative Mo Brooks, and again last week by Mick Mulvaney, the Trump administrations budget director. Mulvaney defended the Republican health-care plan because it allegedly provides a safety net for people who get cancer. However, he insisted, That doesnt mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly, and gets diabetes. Almost anybody who is not an American conservative would consider the premise that denial of medical care is a fair punishment for unhealthy behavior self-evidently monstrous. But since the idea has important resonance within the Republican Party Mulvaney alone is a highly influential member of the Trump administration it is worth examining the idea on its own terms. There is some proportion of medical costs attributable to lifestyle decisions within ones control. The Affordable Care Act does allow insurers to charge higher rates to smokers, but it doesnt let them charge higher rates to people who eat badly, refuse to exercise, and so on. It is true that universal health insurance does subsidize the cost of unhealthy behavior. Lets assume that we accept the premise that denial of medical care is a morally acceptable tool to attack this problem. (Which, to be clear, I very much reject.) Can the Republican health-care plan be justified as a response to this kind of moral hazard? No, it cant. The fir Continue reading >>

Fact Check: Rumors, Claims And Context On G.o.p. Health Bill

Fact Check: Rumors, Claims And Context On G.o.p. Health Bill

Politics |Fact Check: Rumors, Claims and Context on G.O.P. Health Bill Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee plowed through a stack of amendments for the American Health Care Act, which would repeal most of Obamacare, in March. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times WASHINGTON Rumors that the Republican health care bill counts rape, domestic violence and ulcers as uninsurable pre-existing conditions are circulating among opponents of the bill. But these claims are overly simplistic. The claims conflate what the bill says and its potential outcomes. While the bill could weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions and result in much more expensive insurance , the effect ultimately rests on states and insurers. More important, the bill does not specify what a pre-existing condition is, nor does it allow insurers to deny coverage outright, although potentially they could set premiums beyond the reach of some sick consumers. Several liberal websites, like the Resistance Report , suggested that the bill allows insurers to discriminate against rape victims. Under Trumpcare plan, rape would be considered a pre-existing condition. THIS NEEDS CONTEXT. The bill does not define rape as a pre-existing condition, and neither did insurers before the Affordable Care Act. It is possible that sexual assault victims could see higher insurance costs, not because of assault itself but because of resulting trauma or sexually transmitted diseases. Iterations of the claim began to circulate year ago during the debate over the Affordable Care Act. Internet searches on whether rape is a pre-existing condition started to spike again on Wednesday, the day before the House voted to repeal and replace the health care law . This appeared to follow the publication of an Continue reading >>

'diabetes Here I Come' Note Offends Starbucks Customer

'diabetes Here I Come' Note Offends Starbucks Customer

(NEWSER) – A Starbucks customer in Florida wasn't too pleased to see something printed in place of his name on a freshly made grande white mocha: "DIABETES HERE I COME." But the still-unidentified man had a personal reason to be upset about it, reports Mashable. "That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head, and I was taken aback," says the man, who has two sisters with Type 1 diabetes. "Just the struggles they went through and all the doctor appointments they had." After having the coffee drink delivered to his office (an employee did the coffee run), the man went down to the St. Augustine-area Starbucks himself. "2 of my sisters are diabetic, so ... not funny," he wrote on the cup and returned it. He's not seeking an apology, he says, just a promise that no one there will do it again. The store's manager, shown photos of the cup, tells Action News Jax that he will "find more about this" and "talk to my boss." And Starbucks corporate headquarters says it is "disappointed" by the incident. "We are working directly with the customer to apologize for his experience, and with our partners (employees) to ensure this does not happen again," it says. At 16 ounces, a white chocolate mocha made with 2% milk contains 470 calories. (It's not the only headline-grabbing incident to occur at a Florida Starbucks recently...) This story originally appeared on Newser: MORE FROM NEWSER: Newser is a USA TODAY content partner providing general news, commentary and coverage from around the Web. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY. Continue reading >>

Fact-checking White House Criticism Of Cbo Health Care Analysis

Fact-checking White House Criticism Of Cbo Health Care Analysis

"If the CBO was right about Obamacare to begin with, there'd be 8 million more people on Obamacare today than there actually are. Sometimes we ask them to do stuff that they're not capable of doing." Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 in a segment on ABC's "This Week" Fact-checking White House criticism of CBO health care analysis By Allison Graves on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 4:01 p.m. Trump's director of the Office of Management and Budget previews Trump's address to Congress and discusses the administration's plan to boost defense spending without cutting Medicare or Social Security. (Video courtesy of ABC) As the Congressional Budget Office prepares its assessment of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the White House is already casting doubt on the agencys credibility. During a segment on ABCs This Week, White House Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney pointed to the CBOs track record on the ACAas evidence that the agency isnt capable of assessing a large piece of legislation. "If the CBO was right about Obamacare to begin with, there'd be 8 million more people on Obamacare today than there actually are," Mulvaney said March 12. "So, I love the folks at the CBO, they work really hard. They do. Sometimes we ask them to do stuff that they're not capable of doing." This talking point has been popping up a lot in the last week. Gary Cohn, the director of the White House National Economic Council, painted a less-than-rosy picture of the CBOs track record on Fox News Sunday on March 12. In addition, at a March 8 press conference, White House spokesperson Sean Spicer, said "If youre looking at the CBO for accuracy, youre looking in the wrong place." Mulvaney has a point that the CBOs projections for how many peopl Continue reading >>

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