Fake news alert: Health care bill is deplorable

Fake news alert: Health care bill is deplorable

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Obamacare kills off United Health Care in Georgia, Arkansas
Obamacare kills off United Health Care in Georgia, Arkansas
Obamacare kills off United Health Care in Georgia, Arkansas
Obamacare kills off United Health Care in Georgia, Arkansas

Now that the House of Representatives drafted a new health care bill, and since the House is made up of Republicans, how does the media rate the new bill? Well, you find the tried and tested way to discredit the thing with “experts” since the average person doesn’t know a thing about how these things work.

NBC has a news flash:

They rarely agree on much, but health care experts on the left, right and center of the political spectrum have found consensus on the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement: It won’t work.

Left, right, center. And they’re all experts!!

The bill, experts said, falls far short of the goals President Donald Trump laid out: Affordable coverage for everyone; lower deductibles and health care costs; better care; and zero cuts to Medicaid. Instead, the bill is almost certain to reduce overall coverage, result in deductibles increasing, and will phase out Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

Non-experts (i.e., the rest of us) over the past eight years have experienced astronomical rates in health insurance, exorbitant deductibles, increase in medicaid and less and less choices of where to go to purchase health insurance. It’s became so bad that the Democratic Party has been decimated in the polls. I wonder if the experts ever predicted that would happen?

What do the “experts” on the left have to say about the bill. Can you guess?

Like any health care bill, including the current system, there are winners and losers within this shift. In general, younger and higher-income people looking for insurance on the individual market are poised to gain. Older, sicker and lower-income patients are the bigger losers.

It’s great if you’re rich and healthy. But poor and sick, forget about it. You’re done. What a surprise.

What comes first the political view of the world or the expertise that justifies that world view? Two thirds of these “experts” have to be frauds otherwise you can jettison the term “experts” all together, no? Is there a left, right, center expertise in mechanical engineering? NBC found “health care experts on the left, right, center of the political spectrum”. Why does the study of health care have a political spectrum in the first place? Is that a natural qualifier whereas other fields of expertise it isn’t necessary, even absurd?

The piece is entirely made up of “experts” from the left only. Other so-called experts are not mentioned unless you call a pundit from the Washington Examiner or House conservatives experts in health care. As for the center? This group is missing entirely.

This is how NBC gets out of the logical conundrum when they assert that “experts” in health care come from different political viewpoints. It exists only because they say so at the start, then go missing as the article progresses, but by then we’re seething at the prospect that the rich are going to win and the poor are going to be kicked to the curb. “Don’t listen to me, I got that from experts, google it. Do your research”

The bill could be good or bad, the point is, to NBC it is bad and to demonstrate this we get a phony assertion that there is an big authoritative bipartisan thumbs down. An article can be made with the opposite conclusion with the same phony appeal to higher authorities. If there is a political spectrum in any expertise it is in political writing. This particular example is from the left but in disguise.

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