Healthcare is Hard

“I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” – Donald Trump in a speech yesterday.

Nope, nobody on earth considered healthcare a complex issue, but after being told that it is, NOW WE DO. On this healthcare issue, Trump reminds me of the college student who doesn’t go to class all semester, but shows up for the final exam, and finds it to be difficult. Yes, that college student may have been me and the reason for the recurring dreams several decades later.

Trump is supposed to reveal details of his healthcare plan today when he addresses Congress. I expect it to be short on details, if any exist at all considering this “surprising” complexity of the whole healthcare issue. I would not be surprised if the basics of his plan could be summed up in this manner …

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Thanks to Dr. Nick for putting it in a language even Trump can understand.

At this point, we have no idea if Trump has been commiserating with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on healthcare plans to replace the ACA/Obamacare. We do know Ryan’s plan consists of many people dying slow, painful deaths due to lack of healthcare. If Trump and Ryan put their heads together, maybe this would be more appropriate …

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Even I understand that.

 

 

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