The Supreme Court upheld subsidies for the federal health care exchanges in a ruling Wednesday and some prominent wingnuts immediately took to Twitter to express their outrage. There’s some really funny stuff in here, from paranoia to WTF?
I braced for this decision by SCOTUS still shocked….folks country has fundamentally changed…another giant step toward Banana Republic
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) June 25, 2015
Uh, yeah. Because one of the hallmarks of every banana republic is how they provide access to health care for all their citizens. That’s the very definition of a banana republic, isn’t it?
Good luck trying to find a doctor or hospital to treat your grandparents.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 25, 2015
*scratches head* What exactly is the argument here? That by getting more people health insurance, doctors will stop treating your grandparents because they’re so busy treating all those new patients? As for hospitals, they’re doing better than before the ACA because there is far less uncompensated medical care, so it’s more likely that they’ll stay in business.
Time to question Justice Roberts' decisions. Just like John Boehner, I now believe Justice Roberts has been blackmailed or intimidated.
— Wayne Allyn Root (@WayneRoot) June 25, 2015
Yes, of course. That’s the only explanation. It can’t be that you’re completely full of shit, it must be a giant conspiracy.