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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:25 PM

Trump-Voting Coal Miners could lose black lung benefits if Obamacare is repealed



http://crooksandliars.com/2016/12/it-turns-out-trump-voting-coal-miners-need

It is going to be harder for Donald Trump and our Republican overlords in Congress to repeal Obamacare than they think. It turns out lots of people rely upon it for their health care, and they don't want it to go away.

Including lots of Trump voters, like the coal miners who voted for him in droves because they heard him say he'd bring back their jobs, but missed the part where he said he'd repeal Obamacare.

Here's the problem. Black lung claims were part of the Affordable Care Act, thanks to deceased Robert Byrd. Under the ACA, the burden of proof for black lung claims shifted from the miners to the mine owners. Consequently, many more miners have qualified for disability benefits and health care related to black lung disease, according to Business Insider.

Now, however, many in coal country may have reason to worry. Trump and House and Senate GOP leaders have vowed to make the repeal of Obamacare one of their first acts in January. If the Republicans carry through, Byrdís black lung provision would likely be washed away along with the provisions for subsidized health insurance plans and expanded Medicaid for low-income Americans.

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Miles Archer Dec 2016 OP
Ohioblue22 Dec 2016 #1
OregonBlue Dec 2016 #8
Cosmocat Dec 2016 #9
el_bryanto Dec 2016 #2
gordianot Dec 2016 #3
Zambero Dec 2016 #4
treestar Dec 2016 #5
n2doc Dec 2016 #6
Solly Mack Dec 2016 #7

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:31 PM

1. maybe people should get the full trump/gop treatment

 

let them find out just where they stand with trump. make enough of them think twice about voting goop again .

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:27 PM

8. I had the same thought. Let the GOP repeal ACA and make them take responsibility for the deaths.

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:30 PM

9. ANY DEMOCRAT IN CONGRESS WHO VOTES FOR ANYTHING RELATED TO

dismantling the ACA should be completely swamped by democrats.

The Rs are such simple minded jackasses, they have no idea the implications of dismantling ACA, and they need to own EVERY FUCKING LAST BIT OF IT.

The moment so much as one single democrat sides with a vote with them, they will hide behind it like they have the IRW.

That wasn't Bush, that as BOTH sides getting it wrong.

THEY NEED TO OWN THIS SHIT!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:34 PM

2. I wonder if anybody who lives in that area

and would have these problems, didn't vote for Donald Trump.

I mean you'd think some wouldn't have right? Even in the most conservative county in the country there are a few blue voters.

Bryant

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:38 PM

3. What makes anyone think the majority of Republicans care?

Other than local politicians who are now on board with the American Party of Putin I do not see coal miners welfare a hot button item for Trumpsters. This might be an item some pollster should identify among the voting Trumpster traitors.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:40 PM

4. That Rolling Stones song...

defiantly played at Trump rallies against the wishes of the band who had requested the campaign not to use it. A reversal of the lyrics sums it up: You won't always get what you need, but if you try sometimes you'll get what you want. Or perhaps precisely what was asked for???

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:43 PM

5. and their jobs will not be coming back either

hopefully this cause them all to vote Democratic in 2018.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:07 PM

6. They will blame it on Obama

They will go to their graves blaming him for everything.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:21 PM

7. Yeah. Trump sure will shake things up.

Just not in the manner they were hoping for.





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