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If President Donald Trump didn’t want the American public to believe that his recent executive actions against the Affordable Care Act weren’t a deliberate attempt to sabotage it, he probably shouldn’t have sent out this tweet Friday morning.
The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2017
By offering Democrats to “call me to fix” health care, he made it very clear that he knew his actions weren’t fixing the health care market. It’s quite the opposite: He’s engaged in a program to systematically destroy health insurance for Americans after Congress tried and failed to overturn Obamacare.
So what exactly has the president done this week to destroy Americans’ health care? Let’s count the ways.
1. On Thursday evening, Trump announced that he will cut off subsidy payments to health insurance companies that sell coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to Politico. Because Congress hadn’t yet allocated money for the program, this policy could take effect almost immediately, depriving insurance companies of subsidies that were estimated at $7 billion this year alone. As a result, insurance companies may …read more
Source:: Salon – Politics