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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Final Fantasy

We have reached an interesting crossroads.  Trump has promised "better, more, better" healthcare.  Everyone gets covered, no one ever dies anymore and it will be paid for by China and Mexico.  Or some shit.

In reality, we have the CBO coming out with some pretty fucking dire numbers.  ACA was designed to be permanent.  Markets acted on the assumption of that permanence.  Remove that assumption and you destroy more than the exchanges and the various forms of coverage through the exchanges.  You disrupt the entire insurance market.  The Republican replacement ideas are - SHOCKINGLY - pieces of shit that have no basis in reality.

Meanwhile, poorer Republicans are waking up to the fact that they kinda need this ACA thing.

You have an incoming president with approval ratings lower than any incoming president on record.  You have a GOP Congress with approval ratings that head lice would sneer at.

"This will not end well" feels like the new motto of the United States.

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