The most unhappy of all Americans following Trump’s victory will be Republican congressmen who for the past 7 years have been declaring Obamacare a disaster and voting every two months to repeal it.
Now they can and replace it with something better, as so often promised.
Trump suggests health savings accounts, a favorite idea from the ‘70s that never worked. (I had a version of one once.)
I realize that Trump voters are lost when higher mathematics kicks in (anything beyond what they can count with their socks off), but consider this:
One day in a hospital room costs upwards of $15,000.
The average family in Oxycontinland makes maybe $600 a week.
Let us say they save 10% of their gross pay.
Solve for how many weeks they must save (each week incurring no medical expenses to draw down their savings balance) in order to afford one day of hospital care. Express your answer in years.