With the American Healthcare Act passing the House, the GOP in office are basically euphoric. It can be assumed that President Donald Trump is also euphoric – or at least relieved that he finally got something major accomplished, even IF it didn’t happen during his first 100 days.
Regardless of how he’s feeling, he of course took to Twitter and spewed ridiculousness all over the place. At 11 pm, Trump tweeted about his victory:
‘It was a GREAT day for the United States of America! This is a great plan that is a repeal & replace of ObamaCare. Make no mistake about it.’
It was a GREAT day for the United States of America! This is a great plan that is a repeal & replace of ObamaCare. Make no mistake about it. pic.twitter.com/fYtghBlXxS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2017
It may have been a great day for Republicans in Congress and the White House. However, it was not a great day for Americans across the nation. The diabetic that was entirely thankful for Obamacare because they were able to afford the lifesaving insulin they need didn’t have a great day today. That diabetic gets to wonder if they’ll have to go back to paying over $500 for NovoLog.
A cancer survivor didn’t have a great day today either. They get to worry if they’ll even be considered for insurance because of their prior diagnosis. That also applies to millions with a multitude of diagnoses which include AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer’s/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism, bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism, cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities, Down syndrome, eating disorder, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney transplant, leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lymphoma, mental health issues, migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity, OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis, ulcers, AND MORE.
All the people who suffer from those diseases and disorders? They didn’t have a great today. Make no mistake about it.
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