[Originally posted on Facebook, Feb 20, 2017]
Well, the Republicans finally released something tangible and it looks like the rubber is about to hit the road for Trump voters on the subject of health care. When realization dawns that millions of them, along with other Americans, will either lose their insurance or pay more for less, will that finally shake their trust in their President and Congress? Will those who, for now, retain their own healthcare status quo be willing to stand up for the medical and financial health of others? Will they be fine with the erosion or privatization of Medicare? Will they recognize that when they bought Repeal and Replace, they bought repeal of a path toward a more fair health system and replacement with a version of the old one that favors the fortunate and relegates the unfortunate to poorer health, earlier death, and/or financial ruin. Doesn’t sound Great to me.