Wednesday, September 13, 2017
"Pro-Life" GOP Isn't Very, Um, Pro-Life
If you live in Florida and just got your power back, you probably missed the latest Pope-Francis-ripping-the-GOP news.
Ending DACA, Frankie declared, is not pro-life. "Family is the cradle of life and its unity must be protected," he said. Naturally, there's no indication that the pontiff's scolding has had any effect on the soulless hypocrites in the White House.
Meanwhile, there's Texas.
Thanks in part to all the Baby Boomers who are continuing to age into Medicare, the uninsured rate nationwide has dropped to 8.8 percent, a record low. But in Texas — famous for its independent, hey-Washington-don't-tell-us-what-to-do spirit — it's 16.6 percent. That's one in six Texans without health coverage. Paging Greg Abbott! That's pro-life?
In fact, Texas and Alaska are the only two states with uninsured rates that are higher than 14 percent.
Well, let's look on the bright side: When the Texas rate continues to rise due to Trump's sabotage of the Affordable Care Act and the Republicans' gutting of Medicaid, we'll have some real numbers on how the GOP has shortened, and in some cases ended, people's lives.
Maybe in time for 2018, even. Although by then there could be fewer Texans left to vote. We cats HISS.