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Trump wants to kill the Affordable Care Act- Buh-bye Protection for Pre-existing conditions
 


27 March 2019 at 9:21:24 AM
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Trump’s action would be by far the most far-reaching of his presidency. Americans who have pre-existing conditions, numbering 130 million, would no longer be assured of insurance coverage as they are today; that would be up to insurance companies. Twelve million seniors would see significant increases in prescription drug costs at a time when Americans rate this is a top issue. The law's Medicaid expansion, which has covered millions of low-income Americans, would end. Over 2 million young adults would be kicked off their parents' plans. Nine million people who receive subsidies to buy insurance would lose them. The uninsured rate would jump 65 percent.

And those are just some of the easier-to-see effects. So much of how the health care law works for people behind the scenes — from regulations requiring 80 percent of your premiums to be spent on health care, to rules that prevent people over 50 from being massively surcharged, to the outlawing of lifetime limits or higher costs for women — would disappear.

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In contrast to Trump’s neutron bomb and claims of a Democratic socialist agenda,  House Democrats introduced a very serious, pragmatic bill Tuesday to fix some of the ACA’s challenges, address affordability, and stop the Trump administration agenda of sabotaging the law and most prominently, pre-existing condition protections. Their proposal would mean that nearly all Americans, including those in the middle class who didn’t qualify for ACA subsidies, would never need to pay more than 10 percent of their income for health coverage. 

 

What can we learn from Trump’s action here? First, that Trump and Republican claims during the 2018 midterms that they favored pre-existing condition protections were what they appeared, an election-year lie that voters never bought. Republicans are running as the party that favors eliminating protections and putting the power of life and death in the hands of the insurance industry.

Second, we learn how Trump chooses to spend the political capital he thinks he’s earned: with a radical agenda that would leave as broad and lasting and damaging an imprint as anything he could do. This complements proposed cuts of nearly $1 trillion to Medicare and $1.5 trillion to Medicaid in his recent budget.

 

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