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 17, 2017 at 7:08am
Reminds me of the old Ford Pinto rear end collision calculation
Comment by Stephen Brassawe on March 21, 2017 at 11:43am

This reminds me of another perverse calculation done some years ago. Cannot remember who did it. That calculation purported to show that smoking results in a net savings to society as a result of the shortened life span of smokers.


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