Poems by a Fed-Up (but Otherwise Really Happy) Atheist

Right-wing Representatives approved their “health care” bill on May 4, designed to (finally) fulfill their “repeal and replace Obamacare” promise. But even members of their own party don’t like what their House colleagues crafted, so Senate Republicans are starting over. We’ll see what an American health care bill looks like to them. Hopefully it will help everyone, not just the rich.

Health Care From Right-Wing Representatives

As right-wing Representatives, we finally wrote our bill
That helps our business colleagues, and screws the poor and ill.
We promised that we’d do it! Our voters want it too!
(It goes against their interests, but that is nothing new!)
We vowed to gut Obamacare; you urged us to proceed;
And so we’ll roll back Medicaid, which dumps some folks in need.
It saves a lot of money if low-income folks are tossed –
We, the richest country, can’t be burdened with their cost!

For the sicker and the older, you’ll see your premiums rise.
You cost us more, so fork out more! Financially, that’s wise.
If soaring costs spell trouble cuz you’re barely making rent,
You better find a cheaper place (like maybe in a tent).
You’ll get no help from us for things like rent or food or heat;
No increase of the minimum wage to get you on your feet.
Your struggles aren’t our problem. Frankly, we don’t care.
No cash? Okay! No coverage. That’s absolutely fair.

Cut taxes for the richest! The poor can take the hit;
The premium’s too pricey? You better not get sick!
Cuz if you do get cancer, the chemo costs are high.
It’s your fault you lack coverage; you’ll drown in debt or die.
With right-wing Representatives, you never have to doubt
Who will be the winners, and who will be left out.
This bill reflects our values. Callously, we’ve shown
We’ll keep the wealthy healthy. The rest are on their own.

 

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