Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, March 12, 2017

The House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would hit one group of voters especially hard: older, rural voters who were crucial to President Donald Trump in 2016. The House plan would offer tax credits based on income and age, but the net effect according to an analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation would be a drop in federal subsidies for those who are older, lower income and who live in high-premium areas. When you put those elements together, Trump's voters appear to take the biggest hits. Older voters were a big part of the Trump's winning 2016 coalition. He won 52% of the vote among all voters 45 or older.

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"Mr. Trump's supporters will take the biggest bits"

These poor bastards thought Donald meant it when he promised to look out for them

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-12 03:22 PM | Reply

Apparently Trumpcare is not enhanced by cow proximity.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-03-12 08:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

That's OK, they will blame Obama for their predicament.

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-03-12 08:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

they wanted change. ta da!

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-03-12 08:53 PM | Reply

How is this a surprise? Rural Republicans have for over three decades now been voting against their own interests, led by wedge issues that cloud their judgement.

#5 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-03-12 10:56 PM | Reply

Happens everytime you try and screw someone else.

Never fails.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-03-12 11:24 PM | Reply

I'm curious.. when people start dropping dead from easily cured illness... we people still call this a "Christian Nation"?

#7 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2017-03-12 11:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So let them die. Big deal.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-13 01:33 AM | Reply

Hey--get over it. Trump voters asked for change, not hope. And they want that wall, too--not better roads, bridges, schools, water supply, electric grid, internet, hospitals, etc...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2017-03-13 08:38 AM | Reply

"These poor bastards thought Donald meant it when he promised to look out for them "

He did mean it, he just changed his mind later.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-13 09:22 AM | Reply

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just a BS article.

#11 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-13 09:27 AM | Reply

And they want that wall, too--not better roads, bridges, schools, water supply, electric grid, internet, hospitals, etc...

most of the campaign also included infrastructure and education, but apparently you missed it.

#12 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-13 09:42 AM | Reply

most of the campaign also included infrastructure and education, but apparently you missed it.

#12 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-13 09:42 AM | Reply

Didn't miss it. Assumed Donald was lying.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 10:25 AM | Reply

Good for them. Hopefully, this is social Darwinism so these people can die and never touch another voting machine again.

#14 | Posted by MartinBK at 2017-03-13 10:29 AM | Reply

Hey--get over it. Trump voters asked for change, not hope. And they want that wall, too--not better roads, bridges, schools, water supply, electric grid, internet, hospitals, etc...

#9 | POSTED BY CATDOG AT 2017-03-13 08:38 AM | FLAG:

Right but you forgot that Trump wants more pollution, world war, less hospitals and schools, he wants an open season on shooting small family dogs, inbred marriage. More to come after I watch MSNBC.

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-13 10:35 AM | Reply

Good for them. Hopefully, this is social Darwinism so these people can die and never touch another voting machine again.

#14 | POSTED BY MARTINBK AT 2017-03-13 10:29 AM | FLAG: The oh so tolerant left. Calling for death to GOP voters.

#16 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-13 10:39 AM | Reply

He is looking out for them. If he doesn't look out for them some of them might slip through the cracks and get the benefits he is reserving for rich people

#17 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-13 11:13 AM | Reply

Nonesence. All rural voters want Obamacare repealed.

What you get with Obamacare even with a subsidy is worthless.
Requires you to pay$6,000 before you get anything . Most are just not buying it.

The only people who like Obamacare are the deadbeats that never bought insurance then got sick and the collage students who got on the parents plan. Everyone else hates it.

Your not going to be able to fool Trump voters they want Obama care repealed.

#18 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-03-13 12:17 PM | Reply

Your not going to be able to fool Trump voters they want Obama care repealed.

#18 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-03-13 12:17 PM | Reply

They don't know what they want. They do know they're scared. Good. They should be.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 12:28 PM | Reply

The only people who like Obamacare are the deadbeats that never bought insurance then got sick and the collage students who got on the parents plan. Everyone else hates it.

#18 | Posted by tmaster

The first person I knew to benefit fro m Obamacare was a carpenter who got two, repeat two, knew replacements.

He'd never been insured up to Obamacare. Obamacare will now let him work into his sixties and beyond.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 12:31 PM | Reply

#18 | Posted by tmaster

I applaud your sympathy with the rural folk. Do9nald Trump and Paul Ryan don't know them and don't give a damn about them. This reality will be rubbed in their faces.

#21 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 12:32 PM | Reply

Because of Affordable healthcare.. (and way before Trump ever announced he was running for office), 5 rural hospitals in our state were forced to shut down because they could not meet the mandates put in place by your beloved Obama. These hospitals served many indigent people who could not pay so these hospitals could not buy the new equipment/software that was required. They closed and now these rural people with no money have no hospital to go to when something happens. Before Trump decided to run for office, my family was priced right out of health insurance. We have been uninsured since September of 2015 and this has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with Obamas pet project known as Affordable Health Care Act.

#22 | Posted by newsblogger at 2017-03-13 01:02 PM | Reply

" 5 rural hospitals in our state were forced to shut down because they could not meet the mandates put in place by your beloved Obama"

Name the State. I'll look it up. Can tell you that nothing like that happened in my State. I wonder why not?

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 01:57 PM | Reply

my family was priced right out of health insurance.

#22 | Posted by newsblogger at

Not seeing that around here. What State are you from again?

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 01:58 PM | Reply

I did find this:

Judy Keller, 69, has always relied on Highlands Hospital in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, for medical care, just as her parents did before her. When she walks through the halls, she recognizes faces from the community, including some from her days as a schoolteacher. The 64-bed facility, she says, is a mainstay of this rural southwest Pennsylvania town. "This hospital, all my life, has been here," says Keller, now retired. "[It] helps a lot of people who don't have adequate health care coverage -- and I don't know what they would do without it."

Aside from providing health care to a largely poor population, Highlands provides hundreds of jobs in a town that locals say never recovered after industries such as coal mining and glass manufacturing disappeared. But in the wake of the presidential election, Highlands, like many other rural hospitals, will likely face new financial challenges. The Affordable Care Act, which President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal, has been a lifesaver for these vital but financially troubled centers. The health care law expanded Medicaid to cover tens of thousands of previously uninsured patients. This, in turn, provided new revenue for rural hospitals, which often serve a poorer, sicker patient population.

Newsweek, 01/17/2017

How much did you say you get paid for this? $15.00 an hour?

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 02:04 PM | Reply

I get Dialysis 3 days a week. I can tell you personally that both the workers and the patients at the dialysis center are very afraid. Trumpcare views anyone with a chronic condition as moochers. Rght now I work 40+ hours a week and pay LOTS of taxes and pay for private insurance. My taxes cover the subsidies for several Obamacare policies. If this steaming pile becomes law I will likely be unable to find insurance for less than my salary or, if i can, I will have to pay the rest of my salary in out of pocket costs and still have left over bills. In addition the people whos subsidies are covered by my taxes will likely be using the ER instead and when they can't pay the bill the hospital will happily raise MY costs to make up for it.

#26 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-13 03:22 PM | Reply

So much for 'We want our country back'! Putin's ------ will create havoc for all of s with his not well thought out policies, lies, lack of understanding and downright stupid ideas.

#27 | Posted by BingyBunny at 2017-03-13 06:55 PM | Reply

So much for 'We want our country back'! chants. Putin's ------ will create havoc for all of us with his not well thought out policies, lies, lack of understanding and downright stupid ideas.

#28 | Posted by BingyBunny at 2017-03-13 06:57 PM | Reply

Trumpcare...

You might want to stop calling it that. Trump might charge you for it.

#29 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-03-14 08:47 AM | Reply

"Screw health care. How ‘bout some legislation making smug truculent ignorance a crime? I know. We'd need prisons the size of Montana."
Will Durst

#30 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-03-14 10:30 AM | Reply

Your (sic) not going to be able to fool Trump voters they want Obama care repealed.
#18 | POSTED BY TMASTER AT 2017-03-13 12:17 PM

True, but they want you to keep your hands off their ACA!

#31 | Posted by bartimus at 2017-03-14 03:58 PM | Reply

There are dueling anecdotes in the Health care debate. One side has nameless faceless acquaintences they claim were hurt by obamacare who have sob stories but no details you can verify or refute. The other side has real people you can talk to with real stories you can verify. Every anecdote supplied by the anti-obamacare side falls apart under scrutiny. Case in point the poster above making claims with no link or cite or even location to check.

#32 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-03-14 05:00 PM | Reply

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