Threats to Health Care Are Plenty Scary
It’s hard to believe the inauguration is a week away. Mainly because creepy, unlucky things are supposed to fall on Friday the 13th — that’d be today, hi — not the 20th.
To be fair, plenty of creepy goings-on have been happening throughout the week, and not all of them even involved golden showers. For instance, during the wee hours (heh) of Thursday morning, under the cover of darkness — and during a legislative event referred to as vote-a-rama — Senate Republicans approved a budget blueprint that got the ball rolling on repealing the Affordable Care Act (which, yes, is the same thing as Obamacare). While the vote itself doesn’t dismantle the ACA, it’s essentially the first step toward a bill that would do the said dismantling.
Activist Brittany Packard took to Twitter to encourage people whose lives had been changed by the healthcare law to share their stories, and the results were heartbreaking. People testified under #saveACA to the lifesaving treatment they’d undergone for cancer, fibroids, HIV and heart disease, not to mention the life-affirming care trans women and men had received in the form of hormones and other medications.
We don’t need a ski-mask-sporting Jason Voorhees to scare the daylights out of us; just listen to Trump make promises for an Obamacare replacement as the GOP moves to defund Planned Parenthood.
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