As we all know, the real problem with the Affordable Care Act is that it forced freedom-loving wingnuts to buy healthcare from the Kenyan Usurper (whom they understand to be a t-bone steak buying, Cadillac-driving welfare queen blah young buck).
Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) tells us that the Trickle-Down Healthcare Bill (Motto: “When billionaires have tax cuts, everyone will feel better.”) tells us the secret, non-mandate plan for getting people to enroll in their travesty, for freedom:
The Senate bill is expected to include a six-month “lock out” period in which people who don’t have insurance have to wait a certain amount of time before their policy takes effect. The House bill would have allowed insurance companies to charge uninsured people up to 30 percent more for up to one year.
You know, because when you are diagnosed with cancer is the exact best time to wait a while before addressing it. And it will drive down the cost of healthcare too: you’ll be dead.