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Well, that’s not good.

Clarifying text: The Senate appears to have enough votes for the "Skinny Repeal" bill that would eliminate the individual and employer mandate from the ACA. the next step would be to take the bill to the reconciliation committee to hammer out a compromise bill between the House and the Senate. And they want to do this quickly "over the next few days".

So, repeal of the ACA is going to happen. If they ONLY stick to the skinny repeal, policies are expected to rise by 20%.

But since the Granny Starvers in the House are getting involved again, the actual hit to your wallet could be much higher. People won't have to buy insurance so what they can't afford to pay for is going to be passed along to the rest of us in the form of defaults on bills for emergency room visits that are caused by patients waiting until they are much sicker in order to get treated.

Anyone who voted for Trump and the Granny Starvers should have seen this coming. It's not just people you don't think work hard enough who will get slammed with this. It's going to hit a lot of innocent people too like children, pregnant women and their fetuses, and anyone who just can't afford to get that yearly physical anymore. Plus, there's now going to be the danger that any employer over 50 people can drop coverage.

Elections have consequences. If you voted for Republicans and Trump, you will have blood on your hands. And I say that as someone who wasn't particularly fond of the ACA and derived no benefit from it. It was stupid in so many ways, ridiculously expensive and didn't implement many of the best practices of the world's best healthcare systems. But it was better than a sharp stick in the eye.

Now you'll probably end up just losing the eye.

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Had weekend plans. Going to probably postpone them so I can participate in marches that are being organized. Gonna wear my "Nasty Woman" T-shirt I got for contributing to Sam B's Planned Parenthood fundraiser.

Debating whether to wear any other clothes…

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