Thursday, May 04, 2017

Missouri GOP: Will McCaskill vote for Trumpcare, or will she place her party above her constituents?

(From the Missouri Republican Party)

"President Trump and Republicans in Congress made a promise to repeal the epic disaster known as Obamacare - and today, House Republicans took an important step to follow through on that promise," said Austin Stukins, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party. "Now, we look to the Senate to do its part, so we can finally put an end to the Obamacare mandate and its tentacles that are destroying our healthcare system and bankrupting the American people.”

In closing, Stukins points out that this begs a monumental question for Missouri's Senior Senator: “Will Claire McCaskill stand with the vast majority of Missouri voters and vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, or will she once again place the priorities of her party over the priorities of her constituents?”


Anonymous said...

I hope she votes against the bill unless Missouri is willing to fully fund pre-existing conditions and controlled health care cost to families and elderly who can little afford high cost. Let us not forget that the "Right to work" legislation put the lid on increased wages, health care protection, worker sick leave, worker family leave putting all those lower wage employees in a position of not having any decent benefits that so many of the upper crust enjoy with their positions. let us not forget the golden parachutes, buyouts and good retirement plans being stripped from productive and hard working manufacturing occupations. The Republicans have not fulfilled any real benefits or protections to working class individuals. It is still the party of the corporations, their vote "bought and paid for" as we have seen the actions of Bubba Long.

Anonymous said...

First of all, Claire McCaskill, won't be a US Senator after the 2018 mid-term elections.

Secondly, all Obamacare did was try to shift the cost of Medicare from the federal to the state level, saddle the young and healthy into paying for the elderly and sick, and double and triple the premiums and by raising the deductible make the concept of "health insurance" largely meaningless for most.

As it is this bubble is set to explode within the next four years and Trump won't be able to run from it like Obama did.

All Trumpcare has done is to free the young and healthy from having to buy health insurance and let the states refuse to set up exchanges and bite on increased Medicare spending.

This was merely a temporary expedient to "repeal" without bothering to "replace."

Anonymous said...

This just shows that Austin Stukinst is a big a fool as we thought. Republicans have placed their PARTY BEFORE COUNTRY! Lie to someone else Stukinst. Your BS party rhetoric will not taste so good when your constituents that rely on the ACA end up not being able to afford the crap you are selling. 30% of Missourians have pre-existing conditions you moron. You better jack up the "risk pool" funding and by the way, if this coverage is so good, why aren't you party before republicans going to be covered under this crap?

Anonymous said...

McCaskill had better vote against Trumpcare unless she wishes to share the kiss of death that this bill represents. I hope she puts party before GOP bushwa since the Democratic party, imperfect as it may be, is the only hope for her constituents who are not millionaires or billionaires - the main constituency of the bought and sold GOP.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:06. Surely you jest - or you need to select your sources of information more carefully.

Obamacare actually shifted much of the cost of Medicaid (not Medicare which profited from Obamacare savings but otherwise trundled along as usual) from the states to the Federal government in its expansion of benefits.

Premiums and deductibles actually increased at a slower rate after than before Obamacare. Premiums were subsidized for most middle-income purchasers anyway - and many of the rather mild problems (in comparison with the previous stats quo) were the result of GOP intransigence concerning the allocation of funds for some important provisions that affected insurers. The program could be tweaked slightly and made far more functional if GOPers had any incentive to do what's best for their everyday constituents rather than a few fired-up yahoos.

Yes, the market requires young and healthy subscribers if it is to work for everybody - but even the youn and healthy need catastrophic coverage from time to time. Commercial insurance is a type of legal gambling that, like all gambling, gives the house the edge. But until we wake up and provide Medicare for all, it's all we got - and we need something like Obamacare to even the odds.

Harvey Hutchinson said...

I like your first line Anonymous 9:06!!!

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