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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

G.O.P. Health Plan for 2017

The fascist Republican Party will control all three branches of the U.S. federal government in a few weeks. They have long been trying to destroy ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act of March 2010), they have already seriously defunded sex education and public health services (syphilis is up 19% as a result), and the A.L.E.C. group funded by the Koch Brothers is passing state and local laws to criminalize abortion, i.e. eliminate a woman's choice in her own health care.

Well, that moves society back to the options of the 1950s. I grew up in the (then) white-bread town of Culver City, which is in West Los Angeles, California. The widely-known secret solution when some teenager got pregnant was to ask around for The Phone Number of someone in Tijuana, find the cash to pay for it, then cross the border to Mexico and hope that the girl survives the expedition. (Depending on the situation, the male might or might not be told, and then might or might not participate.)

So American society is regressing to 1950s-style health care.

The Republican Party health plan for 2017 is this:

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