Trump supporters are suffering from buyer’s remorse lately due to several issues. Despite Trump’s campaign threat, a record number of people enrolled in Obamacare for 2017. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) offered a bizarre replacement to Obamacare, saying there’s “definitely” going to be changes in health care delivery after Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act. He says that Americans are going to need to take more responsibility for the cost of their medical treatment.
Like, for example, if your child breaks his or her arm.
When his 10-year-old son recently fell on the driveway one evening and injured his arm, Huizenga waited until the next day to take him to the doctor because it cost less than bringing him to the emergency room that night.
“We weren’t sure what was going on,” the GOP lawmaker said Monday during an interview with MLive.com. “So I splinted it up, and we wrapped it up, and the decision was, okay, do we go to the E.R.? We thought it was a sprain but weren’t sure. Took every precaution and decided to go in the next morning.”
But his son’s arm was broken.
“We took every precaution but decided to go in the next morning (because of) the cost difference,” the father of five said. “If he had been more seriously injured, we would have taken him in. … When it (comes to) those type of things, do you keep your child home from school and take him the next morning to the doctor because of a cold or a flu, versus take him into the emergency room? If you don’t have a cost difference, you’ll make different decisions.”
Huizenga said he “certainly” would have brought his son to the E.R. that night if he appeared seriously injured. But he said that he’s not a doctor and could not make a clear assessment, a point which is ridiculously stupid because that’s exactly why you go to a professional to determine what’s wrong with your kid.
“We can’t just continue to squeeze providers to say this is how we are going to save money,” he said. “It’s forcing health care providers … into some very different actions that in most people’s opinion is unhealthy.”
Meanwhile, focus groups were conducted in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Wisconsin, and Trump voters reacted to the news that Republicans in Congress will try to pass a bill stripping Planned Parenthood of $400 million in Medicaid funds as early as January — and that Trump has stated that he would sign it.
“The guy I voted for, I’d be disappointed if he signed it,” said one man in Milwaukee. “He’s making sure the Congress is on his side, but he doesn’t care about all us people who voted for him.”
“I’m astounded,” said one Trump supporter in Phoenix, after hearing about vice-president-elect Mike Pence’s anti-abortion record. “I guess I’ve been living in a bubble. He sounds like a tyrant.”
If only something like Google existed so they could have researched Pence and Trump.
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