DON’T BELIEVE THE GOP

It is richly ironic that the GOP health care replacement bill for Obamacare is poised to sink in the House not because it fails to insure enough Americans but because the most ideological wing of the party believes it insures too many.

DON’T BELIEVE THE GOP
(To the tune of, “Do You Hear the People Sing? (Barricade Song from Broadway Show “Les Miserables,” by Alain Albert Boublil, Claude Michel Schonberg, Herbert Krtezmer & Jean Marc Natel).

Don’t believe the GOP
vowing to benefit your health.
It’s a tax-cut they’re proposing now
to generate more wealth.
Trust the truth inside your head
and not the balderdash you’re fed.
Know this legislation’s telling
you to drop dread.

The Republicans are saying
that your welfare is their aim.
Believe the game they’re playing,
you’ll have no insurance claim.

Don’t believe the GOP.
When have they ever kept their word?
Saying more people will be covered now.
The statement is absurd.
Trust the truth inside your head
and not the balderdash you’re fed.
Know this legislation’s telling
you to drop dead.

Lyric © 2017 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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WHEN YOU NEED A DOCTOR

WHEN YOU NEED A DOCTOR
(To tune of “Some Enchanted Evening,” by Rodgers and Hammerstein from Broadway show and later film, “South Pacific).

When you need a doctor.
You don’t call the doctor.
Now ‘days first you call The
Insurance Company.
And speak to a clerk
whose diagnosis
determines if they pay
or you pay, for this.

When it’s really painful
from a broken ankle.
Hop ‘round on one foot, The
Insurance Company
tells you while you wait.
And here is the gist.
The doctor whom you want
is not on their list.

Once had a doctor
who looked after me.
Now I pay a comp’ny.
Who looks out for me?

When I need a doctor.
I don’t have a doctor.
Now I only have The
Insurance Company
examine the costs
watch its bottom line
And make all decisions
for its health, not mine.

Once had a doctor
who looked after me.
Now I pay a comp’ny.
Who looks out for me?

ic © 2015 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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THEY’VE TOLD ME I MUST CHANGE MY PLAN

THEY’VE TOLD ME I MUST CHANGE MY PLAN
(To tune of, “I Guess I’ll have to Change my Plan,” by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz)

They’ve told me I must change my plan.
The one they said that I could keep when this began
Obamacare has changed the landscape
For every woman, every man

Now I must buy maternity
Though I’m a male and giving birth is not for me.
For some it saves, for others premiums soar
When common sense walks right out the door
And now I’m simply boiling mad
I want to keep the plan I’ve had

Lyric © 2013 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
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