GOP Healthcare WTF?!

Matt Gaetz Says Diabetics Don’t Need Insulin, They Just Need To Lose Weight

Last week the House of Representatives passed legislation that would cap the price of insulin at $35 a month for most American diabetics who need it to survive.

The legislation was necessary because drug companies have hiked the cost of insulin to as much as $1,000 a month in order to pad their bottom lines, a 500% increase that endangers the lives of millions of diabetics, even those with health insurance.


Despite the importance of such life-saving measures, only 12 Republicans in the House voted to support the legislation.

One member of the GOP who voted against the bill was Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who tried to blame the high cost of insulin on the overweight instead of greedy Big Pharma companies, according to Mother Jones, telling his constituents:

While Democrat posturing of H.R. 6833 victimizes insulin payees as people with an uncontrollable disease that are being taken advantage of and need Big Brother to throw them a raft, lifestyle changes en masse would expeditiously lower demand and the subsequent prices of insulin. 90-95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which “can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active.” Arbitrary price controls are no substitute for individual weight control. Since 2000, the number of diabetes cases in the U.S. has nearly doubled. The demand for insulin has increased and the requisite price increase has followed suit. In other words, the price of insulin increases as waistlines increase. 

Keep in mind that 10% of Florida residents are diabetics. And Gaetz was far from done when it came to blaming diabetics for their condition, suggesting that his reasoning was simple: He was trying to stave off socialism in the United States:

 “I will not see a reemergence of FDR price controls and join the Democrats in their attempt to pave the Road to Serfdom.”

This isn’t the first time Gaetz has fat shamed people.

Last August, the Florida congressman said he didn’t “fit in” with most members of Congress because so many of them are old and obese.

Looking young and fit is very important to Matt Gaetz, and there’s good reason for his rejection of anyone who is old or obese: When you allegedly get off on dating and sleeping with underage girls, you have to pretend to be youthful and ripped so you don’t look quite as pervy as you stand outside the nearest high school and wave a fistful of twenties around.

Coronavirus Donald Trump GOP Healthcare WTF?!

Two-Thirds Of Republicans Say They Still Trust Donald Trump For ‘Medical Advice’

Just in case anyone has forgotten, a year ago, in April of 2020, former President Donald Trump suggested during a White House daily briefing on the coronavirus that an “injection” of disinfectant into the human body could help stop the deadly disease, remarking:

“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

Yet despite this, a new poll shows that fully two-thirds of Republicans who still support the failed, one-term loser former POTUS would gladly take medical advice from Dr. Donald, even though the medical condition he likely has the most personal experience with is some form of a sexually transmitted disease.

According to Mediaite:

“After nearly three months out of office, former President Donald Trump still holds significant influence over Republican voters’ medical decisions — the same voters who are most likely to say they will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“Trump was by far the least trusted among all respondents, at just 29 percent, including 6 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of Independents. But among Republicans, a whopping 66 percent said they trust Trump ‘a lot’ or ‘somewhat’ for medical advice.”

That same poll also shows that many Republicans don’t plan to ever receive a vaccine for COVID-19, which would seem to suggest there will soon be many fewer GOP voters. No wonder states like Georgia and Texas are busy trying to keep likely Democratic voters from casting a ballot. They know they’re outnumbered and can only win by cheating.

So where does this new poll leave us? Pretty much right back where we began when Trump first ran for the White House. Millions of Americans are willfully ignoring facts and the truth and choosing to take the advice of a man who lies more often than he breathes.

Thankfully, Donald Trump is no longer president. But his moronic influence on those who are easily deluded remains strong. That’s why we have to remain vigilant. And it’s also the perfect reason everyone that opposes Trump should get a COVID vaccine.