The Congressional Budget Office’s review of the Republicans’ replacement plan for the ACA is out, and it’s not good news. Under the plan, 24 million people will lose their healthcare coverage by 2026. 14 million of those people will see their insurance ripped from them just in the next two years. In total, this plan will result in 52 million uninsured people in 2026. Over the next four years, premiums are expected to rise by as much as 20 percent more than they would under the ACA. Premiums might fall for younger people after 2020 but would continue to rise for older people.
And on it goes.
Paul Ryan, however, sees the report as a resounding endorsement of the plan because it will reduce the deficit by a whole $336 billion over a decade and is supposed to maybe lower premiums at some point in the future.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) March 13, 2017
And Twitter is throwing a livid fit with him for that tweet, as well they should. The GOP’s first priority should be the uninsured and the risk of people becoming uninsured. Instead, they’re worried about deficits and getting lower premiums at some point for some demographics. Twitter is being merciless in their evaluation of his response.
@SpeakerRyan Delete your account.
— David Podhaskie (@davidpodhaskie) March 13, 2017
— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) March 13, 2017
.@SpeakerRyan ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? TALK ABOUT THE 24,000,000 AMERICANS LOSING COVERAGE!
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Goal achieved. You’ve given Americans the freedom to die bankrupt.
— Erich McElroy (@erichmcelroy) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan This tweet isn’t a misrepresentation — it’s a straight up lie.
— Seth Grahame-Smith (@sethgs) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Quick question: When you sell your soul, whose blood do you sign with? Your own, right?
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Why don’t you just tell the truth about the new law? You believe the gov’t shouldn’t be providing health care, right? Say so
— Jeremy Greenfield (@jdgreenfield) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan it literally says 24 million people will be uninsured by 2026, how fucking evil are you dude?
— Jeremy M (@thismyshow) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan that’s not what the report says. You’re a dumb liar and your selfish actions will kill people.
— Myles Tanzer (@mylestanzer) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan 24 million people will lose coverage, as per the CBO’s report. _Your own guy_ is saying this bill is a healthcare disaster.
— Laura Anne Gilman (@LAGilman) March 13, 2017
.@SpeakerRyan the CBO report says literally the opposite. Specifically, how premiums will go up and will cause 24 million to lose insurance
— Emanuel Zbeda (@therealezway) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan You’re a liar and I wish hell was real.
— BenDavid Grabinski (@bdgrabinski) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan It will.
24 million people.
Who will die.
And the blood.
Will be on.
— K. Thor Jensen (@kthorjensen) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan you’re a disingenuous amoral shitstain
— Matthew Kory (@mattymatty2000) March 13, 2017
@speakerryan You’re a walking pile of horseshit shaped like a man.
— Robot Chicken (@cyborgturkey) March 13, 2017
— Sophia (@SophiaTesfaye) March 13, 2017
.@SpeakerRyan for real, what report are you reading that caused you to draw *this* conclusion?
— Jay Willis (@jaywillis) March 13, 2017
.@SpeakerRyan Did you even read it?
— Beth Elderkin (@BethElderkin) March 13, 2017
— Bruce Holsinger (@bruceholsinger) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan BRO…seriously…do even READ?
— AltUSCustoms (@alt_uscbp) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan By improve access do you mean making 24 million people lose coverage?
— Joe Hurwitz (@Joe_Hurwitz) March 13, 2017
— Jolene Sugarbaker (@JolenesTrailer) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan Your willingness to lie and let people die to save millionaires some money makes my skin crawl.
— Nerdista (@Nerdista) March 13, 2017
@SpeakerRyan You are a pile of earwax in a suit.
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) March 13, 2017
The CBO’s report shows a bloodbath that Republicans are couching in pretty flowers, and Ryan is busy trying to convince us that the pretty flowers are all that exist here. Perhaps, in his mind, the scent of the flowers will cover the scent of blood in this if he just says it will enough times.
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