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ObamaCare - why aren't these people covered?

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Isn't ObamaCare supposed to cover the poor and low income folks?

As far as I know ObamaCare has not been repealed, or any legislation passed to replace it, therefore this article is all about the failure of ObamaCare to cover low income folks, and everything about exposing the lies of Democrats touting ObamaCare as the greatest thing since WonderBread.

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This is American healthcare in 2017

 
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A family sleeps outside in the early morning as they wait to enter a free clinic on July 22, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: AFP.

HUNDREDS of desperate people waited outside a county fairground in Virginia in the hope of receiving basic medical treatment over the weekend.

People camped overnight to be the first in line for free treatment at a pop-up medical centre that treated thousands over the weekend inside barns and animal stalls in Wise, Virginia.

People wait to enter the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic on July 21, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.

People wait to enter the Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic on July 21, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.Source:AFP

“I just wish I could get President Trump to come and see this,” said Stan Brock, a British philanthropist and founder of Remote Area Medical, the charity behind it, reports The Telegraph.

“The people here are Mr Trump’s constituency, they’re his voters, and it drives me up the wall.

“This organisation was designed to parachute into the most God-awful places. I expected to see stuff like this in South Sudan and Haiti, but it’s right here in the United States of America.”

A patient is wheeled to an ambulance after passing out at the Remote Area Medical (RAM), mobile clinic on July 21, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.

A patient is wheeled to an ambulance after passing out at the Remote Area Medical (RAM), mobile clinic on July 21, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.Source:AFP

Pictures show rows of people lying in beds being treated by doctors walking on dirty tarmac and it was described by one charity worker as a scene that might be expected in developing countries.

Among those in long lines were those working part-time on $7.25-an-hour who faced bills of up to $400 on prescription glasses.

Surgeon Ken Olshansky (L), prepares to remove a cyst from the neck of a patient at a free health clinic on July 22, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: AFP.

Surgeon Ken Olshansky (L), prepares to remove a cyst from the neck of a patient at a free health clinic on July 22, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: AFP.Source:AFP

With medical bills rising, they said they were left with no option but to attend the event which meant they could get their hands on free care.

A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare faces a major test this week in the US Senate, where politicians will decide whether to move forward and vote on a bill whose details and prospects are uncertain.

People sleep overnight in their cars to receive healthcare services at a free clinic on July 22, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.

People sleep overnight in their cars to receive healthcare services at a free clinic on July 22, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.Source:AFP

The Senate will decide as early as Tuesday whether to begin debating a healthcare bill.

But it remained unclear over the weekend which version of the bill the senators would ultimately vote on.

A patient prepares for a dental procedure at the Remote Area Medical (RAM), mobile clinic on July 21, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.

A patient prepares for a dental procedure at the Remote Area Medical (RAM), mobile clinic on July 21, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Picture: Getty.Source:AFP

Mr Trump, after initially suggesting last week that he was fine with letting ObamaCare collapse, has urged Republican senators to hash out a deal.

Wise County is one of the poorest in Virginia and many of its residents have no dental insurance. Picture: AFP.

Wise County is one of the poorest in Virginia and many of its residents have no dental insurance. Picture: AFP.Source:AFP

Senate Republicans have considered two versions but have been unable to reach consensus after estimates showed they could lead to as many as 22 million fewer Americans being insured.

 

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3 hours ago, hamlet said:

Is this not the private sector providing health care?

And they say it is wrong because it is the job of government?

This is what happens when you pass a bill to find out what is in it.

 

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It's up to the states to expand coverage. Obamacare put it on supreme Court made it optional.  States that didn't have poor uncovered.  No lies there, dems did what they said on fed level.

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