Everyone has seen it by now, but if case you had, uh, bad eyesight, then I’ve got some bad news about your health care. President Trump celebrating the House successfully passing the Republicans’ latest plan to repeal… replace Obamacare. What we have is something very, very, incredibly well-crafted. How am I doing, am I doing okay? I’m president. Hey, I’m president. Can you believe it, right? -Yeah. Even… even Donald Trump can’t believe he’s president.
Unbelievable: The GOP Shoves Health Care Through the House
I guess he does relate to the American people after all. You know? I can’t believe that guy is president. I know, it’s crazy. It’s so crazy. And today was crazy. No doubt about it. Because after seven years of foreplay and with just two votes to spare, the House Republicans successfully passed a bill to repeal Obamacare. Which could mean more than 20 million Americans would no longer have health insurance. People with preexisting conditions could see a massive spike in their premiums. Although the truth is we don’t know any of this for sure.
Why? Because Republicans passed this bill without an official scoring of its costs from the CBO. So the true effects of the bill could be anything. Hell, your baby could have to do its own C-section from the inside. You don’t know. And you know what, that’s the problem with politics these days. Republicans cared less about the bill’s quality than the optics of getting a bill passed. And we know that they didn’t like this bill, because they kept on telling us. It’s not the most perfect bill, but nothing’s gonna be perfect, so let’s move it forward, let’s get it to the senate. Is it perfect?
No, it is not. I’ve made my peace saying, “Okay, it’s the best that we can get out of this congress at this time.” We think that it’s a-a step in the right direction. I’ve been working with my senate colleagues to hopefully improve it in the senate. Again, I’m just very anxious to see the senate get to work on this same project. It’s something that, uh, we can live with. Oh, something we can live with? That’s a particularly poor choice of words. Right now there’s someone with cancer watching that going, “Who the (bleep) is ‘we’?” Because the big difference between the bill the House passed today and the one that failed six weeks ago is that this one is even worse for people who are most vulnerable.
Basically, Republicans said, “Hey, all the poor and sick people, “what do you need? “All right. Psych.” REPORTER: The current bill phases out the expansion of Medicaid and allows states to opt out of the requirement that insurers cover basic health services like maternity care, mental health treatment, and even ambulances. Yeah. (chuckles) How insane is that? Under this bill, if you live in a red state, ambulances might not be a basic benefit anymore. Now when you get injured, you get picked up by a taxi with a bachelorette party on the roof.
That’s all that’s gonna happen. They’ll be… (whooping) You’ll be like, “Please, I’ve got to get to the hospital.” “Yeah, but, first, can we stop by McDonald’s? I think I’m gonna throw…” (retching) And, you know what, it gets even worse, because, right now, Obamacare doesn’t let insurers raise rates for people with preexisting conditions. But with this bill, their rates could go way up. And if people can’t afford those higher rates, they get thrown into something called a high-risk pool, which sounds less like an insurance plan and more like something you’d find in Charlie Sheen’s backyard.
And now, and now, Republicans will tell you that they’ll subsidize these high-risk pools enough so that everyone in them can afford health care. The only problem is math. The GOP bill calls for $8 billion over five years to fund these high-risk pools. The $8 billion is essentially a drop in the bucket. REPORTER: We’re looking at a graphic there of the $8 billion that caused a lot of the Republicans who were noes to turn to yes. And you see that that still leaves a huge shortfall of about $192 billion. Yeah.
I’m just gonna put it out there. If you’re short by $192 billion, just say you don’t have the money, right? That’s not being short. You can’t be like, “Oh, hey, man, I left my wallet at home. “Can you spot me $192 billion? Yeah, I’ll Venmo it. I’ll Venmo it back.” You can’t be short by the GDP of Greece. That is not short. That’s not the money. And, by the way, I love that this proposal is called the Upton Amendment. They might as well call it the Kate Upton Amendment, because there’s barely any coverage. And… and with the two parties in total disagreement, what would be a good way to figure out how much of a disaster for the American people this bill is? Well, I mean, you could ask any of the organizations that know anything about health care, old people, or sick people what they think of it. REPORTER: The plan has been panned by most major interest groups, including the American Medical Association, the AARP, and the American Cancer Society.
The American Lung Association, the Heart Association, the Diabetes Association, the March of Dimes… The National Rural Health Association opposed to this bill. The American Thoracic Society in oppose to this bill. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The National Organization for Rare Disorders and the National Coalition for Women and… with Heart Disease. Almost every group is against this bill. The American Cancer Society, the AMA, the AARP, the AA, double batteries, AAA, Triple H, H&M;, and Preparation H. And they know a pain in the ass when they see one. You know, there are many people who are gonna be mad about what happened today.
And one group that should be more pissed off than any other is Trump voters. Because we all remember what we heard from Trump during the campaign. TRUMP: And when you’re a star, they let you do it. -You can do anything. -BILLY BUSH: Whatever you want. TRUMP: Grab ’em by the pussy. No. No, no. No, no, sorry. No, not that one. The stuff about health care. Everybody’s got to be covered. Everybody’s gonna be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now. We’re gonna have great plans. They’re gonna be much less expensive and… Preexisting conditions are in the bill, and I mandate it, I said it has to be. You’ll get your doctor, you’ll get everything that you want to get. It’ll be unbelievable. Yeah, Donald Trump is right. What happened today was (bleep) unbelievable.Let’s follow Scrapinstyletv.