Monday, January 16, 2017

Get Ready for TRUMP-CAre

Get Ready for TRUMP-CAre

 In the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post. Mr Trump said that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of (1.1)>>“insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in (1.2)>>Medicare and Medicaid. As I was reading this . I am prepelexed . Trump is going to get insurance for everyone ? just how ? Is that what Mr. Obama tried to do ?
Remember that obamacare is nothing but a pale copy of Mitt  Romney attempt in Massachusetts . Trump’s plan is likely to face questions from the right, after years of GOP opposition to further expansion of government involvement in the health-care system, and from those on the left, who see his ideas as disruptive to changes brought by the Affordable Care Act that have extended coverage to tens of millions of Americans.Undoing Obamacare will be a monumental task. Although the new Republican leadership in Congress has begun moving quickly to deprive the ACA of funding, it has also stressed it does not want to "pull the rug out from anyone" who might lose coverage if there is no replacement plan on offer.Congressional Republicans have shied away from saying how many people their replacement plan will insure, preferring to use the term "universal access" versus the Obamacare's "universal coverage" goal. Some 20 million people have gained coverage under Obamacare and the nation's uninsured rate has dropped to 8.9% in the first half of 2016, from 14.4% in 2013, before the Affordable Care Act's exchanges opened and Medicaid expansion took effect.He also offered no explanation of how he would persuade Congress to pass his plan, though he indicated that it would have the backing of the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Mr. Trump said only that “I won’t tell you how, but we will get approval.”

(1.1)>>“insurance for everybody. We've always had health care available for everybody. It's health insurance that's the culprit. And Obama's promise of payback for their campaign support was paid back when he destroyed that system, which in turn is destroying the health care system and taking all the control out of the hands of medical professionals and private citizens who are the patients and giving the power to the insurance company to make ill informed determinations based on their own financial interests! 
(1)>>Medicare and Medicaid. The agenda the party is rallying around is truly unprecedented. Never before in history have ideological extremists held such sweeping control of government and had the power to repeal laws, dismantle and privatize public programs, and revoke fundamental civil and human rights. On the campaign trail, Trump was not fully in alignment with Ryan, so it is uncertain just what we should expect, but there is every reason to expect a truly catastrophic defunding and privatization of Medicaid that could force 30 million people out of the program, a dismantling of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could take insurance away from another 22 million people, and a privatization of Medicare that would drastically limit health care access for seniors. The gravity of this would be enormous: taking comprehensive health care access away from people would literally kill tens of thousands of people every year.

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