A coming phenomenon I will name R.I.D.

Daily Kos pointed me toward an article about a large Social Security savings under the Republican insurance plan. Three billion dollars. Sounds great, right? This figure comes from the Congressional Budget Office.

So where do you think this savings comes from?

Extra deaths from people who lose coverage.

They calculated this by looking at how many lives the Massachusetts plan saved when implemented and reversing the number.

I have a suggestion. I suggest we name these "Republican Insurance Deaths," or RID's for short, and that we keep a count and keep it public. And of course that we publicize cases we learn about.

Let's hold them accountable.


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Comment by koshersalaami on March 15, 2017 at 9:18pm

Only in this case we'll be able to actually name some of the deaths

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 16, 2017 at 7:13am

America's  Big Pharma, Healthcare, Insurance Triumvirate has been a post WWII 20th Century shell game based on legal extortion driven by corporate fringe benefits, Medicare and Medicaid that left millions of citizens uninsured.  The result has been the most expensive medical care in the world with only mediocre quality while Canada's single payer tax payer supported system provides universal care at a fraction of the cost.

Comment by koshersalaami on March 16, 2017 at 11:00am
Comment by Maui Surfer on March 16, 2017 at 11:22am

Bernie's WV town hall was the first time in my time (including the pre-Civil Rights South experience I unfortunately/fortunately had) when I wasn't ready to either laugh at or clobber Red State credulity. WV is a hero state, not a Confederate TRAITOR cesspool, but, nonetheless, I finally saw a group of once divided and conquered Scots-Irish descendants who actually looked both pissed AND organized. Given the incredible low bar for competence in the now disgraced Republican Party it seems impossible complete imbeciles and straight up haters like Iowa's King or pick a fool on your own from the Tejas delegation of Rethugs will be able to pivot effectively here. They may panic and cave, probably will thank Allah, but, the idea they can actually do or say anything of merit is complete absurdity.

Comment by Phyllis on March 16, 2017 at 2:28pm

I wonder how they'll spin it to blame Obama.

Comment by nanatehay on March 16, 2017 at 3:07pm

RIDs are just the beginnimg. There is a bill before the House right now which would authorize the use of flesh from the carcasses of the poor and the old and other wilfully useless sorts to be served as meatloaf in federal cafeterias coast to coast. Them wastrels may not have been any use to our society alive, but once dead they oughta be delicious with some mashed potatoes n gravy on the side.   

Comment by koshersalaami on March 16, 2017 at 5:25pm

From steak au poivre to meatloaf de pauvre

Comment by Theodora L'Engle Knight on March 16, 2017 at 10:21pm

this will help with the RIDs!! they want to defund Meals on Wheels! those greedy old nags. if they would just stop buying those Iphones, they would have money for food!!

Comment by koshersalaami on March 17, 2017 at 6:07am

If they're successful at this, I'd really start to think seriously about the approach shrinking the Federal Gov't and moving it all to the States somthe States that wanted to could fund Meals On Wheels.

i'm curious if the Meals On Wheels move will get church opposition

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 17, 2017 at 6:26am

Don't ya just love the logic of actuarial science?  R&L


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