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As we move toward Thursday’s (likely) vote on the Ryan/Trump Obamacare repeal bill, we should remember that under the guise of repealing Obamacare, the House bill writers are actually going to great lengths to gut Medicaid.

Last week, TPM Reader EE gave us some indication of what that will entail.

I work in a nursing home and it seems that no-one is talking/asking questions about the devastating effect the medicaid cuts will have on nursing home residents and their families.

Families, including middle and upper income families, will be destroyed if they have to cover nursing home costs out of pocket or provide care themselves. Not to mention the oversight and quality control that will disappear.

A lot of people are going to die miserable, painful deaths.

This is truly what death panels are. Starve funding. Starve the elderly. Maybe that’s the plan.

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