Looks like Trump voters get the joke regarding TrumpRyanIncreasedSicknessPlan!

From the LA Times here:

Just 23% of those surveyed said they believe the House bill would “decrease costs for people who buy their own insurance.”

And though Republican respondents were most sanguine about the legislation, only 46% said they believe the House bill would reduce costs. By comparison, 47% said the bill would either raise costs or not change them.

Americans had a similarly dim view about what the Republican plan would mean for consumers’ deductibles, which are already a major barrier for many patients.

Forty-one percent of respondents said they believe the GOP legislation would lead to insurance plans with higher deductibles, compared with just 25% who said it would lead to lower deductibles.

C’mon be proud and put yer name on that healthcare pig!

Headline from CNBC:

President Trump helped write embattled Obamacare replacement bill, Speaker Ryan says as he defends plan

Oh boy, this death inducing healthcare bill smells like an unloved orphan baby with a diaper full of turds.

And nobody wants to own it.  How sad.

Trump’s healthcare campaign promises have now crucified him

From the Daily Beast here:

An independent White House analysis of the American Health Care Act says the proposed overhaul will cause 26 million people to become uninsured, according to a document obtained by Politico. The White House analysis predicts even higher uninsurance rates than a report prepared by the Congressional Budget Office, which warned that 24 million Americans would become uninsured.

Trump said cheaper, better, and everybody would have it.  None of these adjectives are now true and we hope Trump voters are noticing.

Facebook: Surveillance for profit fine, surveillance for social control not fine!

From the Guardian here:

Facebook and Instagram have banned developers from using their data for surveillance with a new privacy policy that civil rights activists have long sought to curb spying by law enforcement.

Following revelations last year that police departments had gained special access to the social networks to track protesters, Facebook, which owns Instagram, announced on Monday that it had updated its rules to state that developers could not “use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance”.

You could say that surveillance for profit and selling advertising is a form of social control but obviously Facebook is not reaching the same conclusion.

In other words what’s good for the bottom line is not good for the po po!

Paul Ryan lying re: losing coverage!

Headline from CBS News:

As Republicans work to pitch their health care plan, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he can’t say how many people would lose coverage under the new legislation — and that it will be “up to people” to decide whether they want to purchase coverage.

Dear asshole Paul Ryan:

People will decide whether or not to purchase coverage depending on how much the coverage costs and you sure as shit know how much coverage is going to cost because you just cooked the books.

This is some super ghetto ass sleight of hand to say you don’t know how this law is going to work because I’m quite sure you know exactly how many people you’re fucking over with this new formula.

You are doing this to duck responsibility for raising the price of health insurance and forcing people out of the market.