Opinions of the Intent of the AHCA and Some Basic Logic About the Nature of Gender, Employment, and Insurance
Taking away women’s health services or not wanting to pay for them because you are a man ignores the biological process that brought you into this world.
Saying that subsidizing insurance for low-income people is unfair ignores the fact that all insurance is subsidized (directly or indirectly), including all employer plans and Medicare, and that we all go through points in our lives when we can’t work or can’t make enough money (such as when we are young, old, sick, or between jobs).
That means the people voting to take away the rights and assistance of women and poor people based on prejudice are being hypocritical to some extent. This is especially true when you consider the generous tax breaks for the rich of a plan like TrumpCare.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation:
The largest tax subsidy for private health insurance — the exclusion from income and payroll taxes of employer and employee contributions for employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) – was estimated to cost approximately $250 billion in lost federal tax revenue in 2013. Tax Subsidies for Private Health Insurance
So, one can argue, “but the people who get cost assistance at work are working, and the employers are employing, so it is better they get the money than the lazy moocher lowest class on Medicaid.”
However, this argument is a hunk of BS as Medicaid also covers the working poor, and those who lose their job and coverage and fall on hard times.
Those on private employer coverage may think themselves above everyone else, but they are fooling themselves if they think that coverage will be there when they get sick and loose their job because they can’t work.
Under TrumpCare many will die in the streets, those will include tax paying working poor and those down on their luck who had worked in the past.
People who don’t want to help out those down on their luck, because they aren’t in that space right now, or who don’t want to help women, because they will never need insurance to cover a pregnancy, are being short sighted and selfish to some degree.
A basic moral compass and the use of reason doesn’t demand big bloated government, but I just don’t see the justification for the GOP talking points that try to put lipstick on the pig that is TrumpCare/RyanCare.
The part about where babies come from and all insurance being subsidized is fact, the idea that Republicans are even trying to make the pig look pretty is an opinion. In fact my opinion is that they are being hogs, not pigs.