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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 05:51 PM

How Trump surprised his own team by ruling out Obamacare

Trump proves once again that he is willing to let millions of Americans suffer, because of his insecurities about President Obama.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-obamacare-coronavirus-164285

As the coronavirus ran rampant and record jobless numbers piled up, the nation’s health insurers last week readied for a major announcement: The Trump administration was reopening Obamacare enrollment to millions of newly uninsured Americans.

It was an announcement that never came.

The White House instead rejected the prospect of allowing new sign-ups across the 38 Affordable Care Act marketplaces it controls — a decision that shocked the health care industry, triggered widespread criticism and prompted a scramble within the administration to find a new way to care for the growing population left exposed to the pandemic.

It's also one that allowed Trump to sidestep an awkward reckoning with the Affordable Care Act, which he’s long vowed to kill, and the health care program bearing the name of his Democratic predecessor. The president opposed reopening the Obamacare marketplaces when presented with the option, one person familiar with the decision said — prompting the creation of an initiative that federal officials are now rushing to construct.

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procon Apr 5 #1
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:02 PM

1. He ain't got nuttin'!

Trump's been squatting in the Oval Office for nearly four years and he still doesn't have any viable insurance program that's anywhere near comparable to Obamacare. His minions can't do any better than fluffing up the same tired old Republican tropes that leave patients in the lurch.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:34 PM

4. Even worse

The Republicans have been promising to "replace" Obamacare for ten years. Where is their plan?

Nada. Zilch. Crickets.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:21 PM

2. Guess trump doesn't realize anyone newly unemployed can now sign up for ACA.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:23 PM

3. Motherfucker wants the poor to die when they get sick



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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 06:39 PM

5. Petty little child

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