Friday BARB UP May 5, 2017

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“This is the worst bill for women’s health in a generation. This disastrous legislation once again makes being a woman a pre-existing condition; ‘defunds’ Planned Parenthood; guts maternity coverage; strips 24 million of their health insurance; lets insurance companies charge people with pre-existing conditions exorbitant rates; forces new moms back to work shortly after giving birth; and reduces access to contraception.” — Cecile Richards.

It’s hard sometimes to know what to write about. So much of what I write is so utterly intimate, difficult even, to say. But right now? Now, what I have to say is easy. I’m angry. I’m very disappointed. I’m beyond woke. I would imagine you are too.

The Paul Ryan Posse has managed to pass through (before it goes to the Senate) the ultimate bill that takes from the poor and gives to the rich, as Seth Meyers said last nite.

So what is in this new Affordable Health Care Act? A lot that doesn’t help those of us who can’t afford to pay for an ambulance. And by the way, members of congress are exempt from the bill they are trying to pass. So those 217 dickheads? They can still enjoy health care. To its full benefit, with none of the consequences of this Trumpicide. While the rest of us can not. Who will be most affected by Thursday’s 217? Those of us who with pre-existing conditions. And if you don’t know, like I didn’t before I read this, what this action today means long term, please click on this link. It’s a spiteful act, not one created in the interest of the working class. The NY Times says: “Despite this catalog of the bill’s horrors, many Republicans have embraced it so they can claim they fulfilled their promise to repeal Obamacare.” Be informed.

Here is how each member voted. Know thy enemy.

Also, brand it Trumpiasco. Don’t even call it Trumpcare, because that would imply that this administration cares about the rest of us!!!! Don’t give it the honor of calling it AHCA.

Turn your anger into activism. Sign the Planned Parenthood Letter to Congress here.

And so, onto the links…

I would have loved to have been in the this room last night.

Susan Burton is a shero.

Parenting is difficult. Know this.

In addition to the new ACHA issues, those of us in our 50’s have other worries to, like not being hired.

Studies says you ought to have a wank at work. Helps with the stress. And stuff.

Online dating, from a woman in her forties’ perspective.

And now have a laugh with Sarah Tollemache.

 

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