Lizard People

Is Tom Price a Lizard?

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

For some unknowable reason, CNN held a town hall with Health and Inhumane Services Secretary Tom Price last night where he was asked why he wants to kick people off Medicaid.

A cancer survivor in the audience asked Price why he wants to take away the only thing keeping him alive, and Price responded by lying to his face.

The fact of the matter is we don't. We don't want to take care away from anybody. What we want to make certain, though, is that every single American has access to the kind of coverage and care that they want for themselves,” Price said, emphasizing that he was pleased [Brian Kline of Pennsylvania] — who is in remission — could get the care he needed.

As you know, even the White House estimated that 26 million people would lose their coverage under Trumpcare, including millions of people who depend on Medicaid. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that 24 million would lose their coverage. And that's inevitable under a bill that would cut Medicaid by over $800 billion.

Asked whether he thought the HHS secretary answered his question, Kline said, “Unfortunately, no, I don’t believe he did answer my question, Wolf, because, according to my knowledge, the American Health Care Act under the Republican leadership bill is going sunset Medicaid I believe in 2020. Now of course You have the conservative republicans who want to sunset it eve sooner, so this is not going to help me.”

Kline is correct but, it may be even worse than that. Speaker of the Lizard House Paul Ryan signaled last night that he may be willing to move Medicaid's death up to 2018, two years earlier than his original proposal. Trump and the White House, including Tom Price, seemingly support moving the date up.

It's quite clear that average people who depend on coverage provided under Obamacare know how the law works better than the Republicans who want to dismantle it. Of course Republicans in Congress and men like Tom Price, who is a former congressman, are provided healthcare by the federal government and they don't have to worry about any of this. And most of Trump's cabinet are obscenely rich people who collectively have more wealth than a significant portion of the entire country combined.

It stands to reason that a significant number of the angry constituents voicing their concerns at town halls across the country are, in fact, Republican voters. Widespread analysis has shown that voters in states carried by Trump in 2016 will be hit the hardest by Trumpcare.

Tom Price can spew as many talking points as can be stored in his lizard brain. Literally no one is fooled by it. For Christ's sake, the strongest opposition to Trumpcare is coming from conservatives who believe kicking 24 million people off their coverage isn't nearly painful enough. Their desires are not a secret.

  • Aynwrong

    I believe Mr Price is in the process of unmasking himself.
    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–rIFBfjP0–/1506222348166735682.png
    My only question how much longer do Trump’s dumbfucks supporters remain unwilling to see it?

  • Draxiar

    I really want to know how in the hell the Bible thumping, Jesus loving “Christian” Republicans square the circle of their religion and their fuck-the-poor-and-sick policies.

    • Supply-Side Jesus privatized miracles apparently….I’ve never read their version of the Bible but I’m sure it’s a page turner

    • muselet

      Republican Jesus double-fists M-16s as he blocks access to Planned Parenthood clinics. He doesn’t have any hands left to do any of that touchy-feely, socialistical stuff like feeding the hungry and comforting the afflicted.

      –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      Free Market Jesus says ‘fuck the poor!’

      • Draxiar

  • gescove

    May Trump, his administration, his Congressional enablers, and media sycophants all burn in hell. The dystopian America Trump luridly described in his speeches turns out to have been not things as they were, but things as he planned to make them.

  • Badgerite

    Radical thought here. People with cancer or such life threatening illnesses cannot get the care they need, the care that will save their lives, in the emergency room.
    It doesn’t work that way. So, basically, it is medical care rationed by the market place.
    By wealth or lack of wealth. So if you can’t afford decent health insurance and you can’t beat cancer on your own without help from modern medicine, your “choice” will be to die. You have no other choice.
    And these are people who voted for these guys. The constituents to whom they promised “better coverage” at a “better price”. And that no one would lose their insurance. And everyone ” would be covered”. But of course, they were told that by the world’s biggest grifter. He will sign whatever they put on his desk. That is all he is there to do, after all.

  • The fact of the matter is we don’t. We don’t want to take care away from anybody.

    We just don’t want to pay a penny for any of it. If you can’t get coverage, then I guess you should have been born rich.

  • muselet

    Tom Price was a physician—an orthopedic surgeon, to be precise (How can you tell that chart notes were written by an orthopedic surgeon? They’re written in crayon.*)—and as such took an oath to “first, do no harm.”

    Apparently, he’s decided that, as a proud Righty politician, his oath no longer applies.

    –alopecia

    * This is one of many jokes orthopedic surgeons tell on themselves. Somehow, I doubt Tom Price thinks any of them is funny.