She’s back. Remember the ad about throwing granny off the cliff? Well, a new version is back to combat Trumpcare. The only difference is that this one is true. Check it out.
Save Granny from Trumpcare
Granny is back to challenge Trumpcare. She reminds Donald Trump of what he promised during the Republican campaign about cutting entitlements. The ad words and video are powerful and will touch not only seniors but everyone for whom health care is important, most Americans.
“During the election Donald Trump promised to protect senior citizens like me from Paul Ryan,” Granny said. The video then played Trump at a campaign rally.
“Remember the wheelchair being pushed over the cliff ,” Trump said. “When you had Ryan chosen as your vice-president that was the end of that campaign by the way. When they chose Ryan I said you’ve got to be kidding because he represented cutting entitlements, etc. etc. The only one who is not going to cut it is me.”
“But now President Trump is doing everything that young man says,” Granny said. “They are cutting almost a trillion dollars from Medicaid. People with Alzheimer and strokes, heart conditions, we need Medicaid. No middle-class family can afford a nursing home by themselves. If President Trump keeps listening to Paul Ryan, we all’l be on the street or something even worse.”
Then a man throws granny off of a cliff. Is America great without Medicaid?
According to Agenda Project Action Fund, the Senate version of Republican approach would devastate the healthcare of seniors in numerous and specific ways:
- Medicaid, which is being cut by hundreds of billions of dollars, covers the long-term care costs of two-thirds of Americans living in nursing homes. Without Medicaid, these seniors will have no other way to pay for long-term care.
- Repealing the Obamacare payroll tax weakens the Medicare Trust Fund, endangering the long-term health of the program and leaving the door open for future benefit cuts to Medicare recipients.
- The bill’s elimination of essential health benefits means insurance companies can offer insurance that doesn’t even cover prescription drugs, among other important services.
- 25 million people age 50-64 have a preexisting condition. This bill allows insurers to charge them significantly more, even to levels where health care becomes unaffordable.
- Insurance companies will be able to charge older customers 5 times as much as younger ones, compared to 3 times as much under Obamacare rules, leading to an estimated 22% increase in premium costs for elderly Americans.