In search of a victory for Trump’s first 100 days, the Republicans are attempting to repeal Obamacare by Saturday, April 29. They would phase out the Medicaid expansion that now covers 14 million poor people in order to cut taxes on the rich. And they would end the requirement that insurance companies not charge higher rates for people with pre-existing conditions.
This contradicts a whole raft of Trump’s campaign promises:
“I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now. … The government’s gonna pay for it.” —On 60 Minutes, Sept 27th, 2015. [Read more…]