This was written by Zoe Grey.
It was originally published on Mean Left Hook politics on January 6, 2017.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan doesn’t care about sick people. If you have a chronic illness, you will be screwed under his plan.
“Less than 10 percent of people under 65 are what we call people with pre-existing conditions, who are really kind of uninsurable. Let’s fund risk pools at the state level to subsidize their coverage, so that they can get affordable coverage. You dramatically lower the price for everybody else.”
I’m sure he is loving the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare. Many people would have to choose between rent and medicine if the GOP gets their way. I wonder if he knows how many lives could be lost because people can’t afford their treatment.
Now, Paul Ryan is wanting to defund Planned Parenthood along with getting rid of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Planned Parenthood gets 40 percent of its funding from the government. Many women would lose a major source of healthcare if the GOP gets its way. The organization doesn’t use any federal money for abortions. That money goes to routine care for women.