Seth Meyers is really hitting his stride under this new regime, helping America laugh through the pain with his satirical and informative "A Closer Look" segments. Last night he turned to the Republicans' apparently unstoppable plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which some fucking idiots are only now learning is the same thing as "Obamacare." Last night's segment began by trying to figure out if Trump even has any plans for what might "replace" the ACA.
“Trump talks about policy like he’s trying to get off the phone with someone,” Meyers said, referring to Trump's vague comments to the Washington Post about his health care plan. “‘Yeah, no, health care, it’s going to be great. For who? Um, everybody. Look, I’m going to let you go. Goodbye.'"
The segment also features a clip of a Republican at a recent "town hall" meeting telling Paul Ryan that Obamacare saved his life when he almost died from cancer. But it's all good, because Paul Ryan says he knows what dabbing is, and he seems to be having a lot of fun these days.
"Republicans want to forget that the whole reason we have Obamacare in the first place is because health care sucked before," Meyers says. "Sure, Obamacare isn’t perfect, but it’s better. Obamacare is like a fireman who carried you from a burning building, but on the way out he banged your head into a doorframe. Sure you have a headache now, but at least you’re not on fucking fire."
Yeah, it's time to stop, drop, and roll. An estimated 20 million people could lose their health insurance when Republicans repeal the A.C.A.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s pick to run Health and Human Services, will face questioning today by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; he'll face a second hearing on January 24th before the Senate Finance Committee, which will vote on his nomination. But his confirmation may face challenges following a Wall Street Journal report this week that Price made roughly $300,000 worth of stock trades with biomedical, pharmaceutical and health insurance companies while serving on the health subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, "sponsoring and advocating legislation that potentially could affect those companies’ stock."