December 1, 2016

Fox News' Eric Bolling says that repealing Obamacare is just fine without having a replacement because those 20 million people who will lose healthcare still "have emergency rooms which we had before" and "that's acceptable."

What a creep.

That's the type of populism Republicans embrace.

On Nov. 30th's edition of The Five, the discussion turned to the repeal and replace aspect of Trump's plans for Obamacare. Co-host Dana Perino played a clip of Gov. Mike Pence saying the ACA is the first thing Trump will address.

With the hiring of Rep. Tom Price, Dana said it's "not going to be as easy as some people think,"and they might "go ahead and repeal and wait to replace."

Co-host Juan Williams then asked, "Let's say you do away with it...What about these 20 million people who got coverage [through the Affordable Care Act]? What about the people who said I like keeping my kid on until 26? What about people with pre-existing conditions?"

He continued, "Oh no, well you can't take care of them because we have no mandate. Which I know is a big objection of yours. And we don't have a plan. And so, even President-elect Trump once said, you can't just put these people out on the street."

Eric Bolling coldly responded, "They're not on the street. You still have Medicare and Medicaid. So that's always going to be there. And you have emergency rooms which we had before. Until another plan is floated, that's acceptable."

20 million people losing their healthcare is "being put out on the street," Eric.

Let's see millionaire Bolling use the emergency room when he gets strep throat or gets a urinary tract infection. Or when his kids are sick and need a check up.

The idea that wealthy sycophants like Bolling are telling people their healthcare will be better off just by repealing Obamacare, is not funny and it's horribly destructive.

And as an aside, Republicans would never authorize enough funds to adequately cover Medicaid, Medicare, or those emergency room costs either.

And most dishonestly, he ignores Paul Ryan's plans by claiming Medicare "is always going to be there." That's not what the Republican House Speaker has in mind.

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