Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie has put themselves inside the swiss-cheese brain of the mango-hued shitgibbon (God help ’em, and I hope that they have hazard pay) as he careens all over the map about the so-called healthcare compromise to stabilize (maybe?) the ACA being worked out by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN):
- 1:59 p.m., toward the top of his press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: “So when I knocked out the hundreds of millions of dollars a month being paid back to the insurance companies by politicians — I must tell you — that wanted me to continue to pay this, I said I’m not going to do it. This is money that goes to the insurance companies to line their pockets, to raise up their stock prices. And they’ve had a record run. They’ve had an incredible run, and it’s not appropriate.”
- 2:10 p.m., in the middle of his press conference with the Greek prime minister, when asked about the White House’s role in a bipartisan deal between Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray to keep paying CSR payments: “Yes, we have been involved. And this is a short-term deal because we think, ultimately, block grants going to the states is going to be the answer. … Lamar has been working very, very hard with the Democratic — his colleagues on the other side, and Patty Murray is one of them, in particular. … The solution will be for about a year or two years, and it will get us over this intermediate hump because we have — as you probably know, we have — we either have the votes or we are very close to having the votes. And we will get the votes for having, really, the potential of having great healthcare in our country.”
- 7:37 p.m., during a speech to the Heritage Foundation: “I’m pleased the Democrats have finally responded to my call for them to take responsibility for their Obamacare disaster and work with Republicans to provide much-needed relief to the American people. While I commend the bipartisan work done by Senators Alexander and Murray — and I do commend it — I continue to believe Congress must find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to insurance companies.”
Got whiplash yet? Better go to your doctor while there still is healthcare.
Not to put to fine a spin on it, but the ACA will soon be open enrollment for insurance plans for 2018. We will know how many millions of Americans have enrolled at some point, too, and that is a huge part of our economy. Comrade Stupid might not give a crap in his golden toilet about, you know, We the People, but he does care about Ameros.
Sooner or later someone bright is going to tell him he solved it and rebrand the damn thing to OrangeCare (or whatevs). As long as he gets the strokes (and the black Dude doesn’t) he’s happy.