Republicans are brain dead. Their push to cut social security and medicare will end up costing many lives - including their own family members and friends (if they have any). There's a reason why most developed economies have universal health care and social security; it provides seniors and the handicapped the necessary support they need to survive.
Despite these programs (Medicaid) designed to aid those who do not have group enrollment through employment, there are currently 40.3 million Americans who are currently uninsured.
There must be a solution to this problem when our country spends more on healthcare than any other country with universal health care.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that he will not run for re-election this fall. In many ways, his tenure in Washington epitomizes the decline of the Republican party -- unprincipled, obstructionist, and beholden to corporate donors. For nearly two decades in Congress, Ryan forced his brand of supply-side economics on the country, working relentlessly to undermine Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in the process.
His greatest accomplishments will be fighting to deny health care to millions of Americans and exploding the deficit to reward the wealthy and corporations. In the face of Trump's rise to power, he showed no leadership as his party embraced xenophobia, racism, and conspiracy theories. And, now, with pressure mounting on the White House, he is stepping aside