With the enrollment end for the Affordable Care Act Illinois Senator Mark Kirk and Republican Nominee for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner took to their plush armchairs to decry medicaid. Because as Rich Privileged White Men they understand that Healthcare Coverage is not to be wasted on Poor People.
Of course, I expect such viewpoints from the likes of Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Darrel Issa. They are in office to ensure that Poor People are ground down and crushed under the heel of Corporate Hegemony.
But, Mark Kirk?
Then Congressman Kirk ran on this slogan in 2010, "I’m Mark Kirk and I can’t wait to vote against the health care bill next week." Senator Kirk wouldn't be alive, let alone in Office, if it wasn't for taxpayer supported Government run Healthcare Coverage.
Bruce Rauner is a Billionaire, so of course he doesn't have to worry about medical care. Of course, part of Rauner's immense wealth was stolen from sick and elderly Americans, who were subjected to Nursing Home Abuse at Rauner's negligent behest. Rauner's Wealth Management firms routinely purchased Nursing Homes, then slashed their budgets, reduced staff, loaded them with debt and underfunded the Homes in order to extract maximum wealth with a minimum outlay of expense. The Elderly residents who suffered and died as a result? Well, they were just collateral damage of Rauner's Vulture Capitalism.
Vulture Rauner is among the 300 Richest people in the United States. He claims, anecdotally of course, Medicaid is replete with fraudulent sign ups and questioned the timing of expanding eligibility at a time of financial instability in state government.
For a Vulture like Rauner government, when it is helping the Poor and Downtrodden is always in a time financial instability.
The Republican Healthcare Alternative remains; Don't Get Sick but, If You Do Die Quickly and If You Were Wealthy, You'd Be Healthy. But If You're Poor, There's the Door.