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    3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    3 years in, no sign of Trump'''s replacement for Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.”

    Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and much better” than the Affordable Care Act — was imminent. And he put drug companies on notice that their pricing power no longer would be “politically protected.”
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    Three years later and not even hot air. Trump & the Republicans have to intention of replacing Obamacare, or of improving it.

    If you want to die with no medical help that you can afford, vote to reelect Trump.
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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    3 years in, no sign of Trump'''s replacement for Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.”

    Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and much better” than the Affordable Care Act — was imminent. And he put drug companies on notice that their pricing power no longer would be “politically protected.”
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    Three years later and not even hot air. Trump & the Republicans have to intention of replacing Obamacare, or of improving it.

    If you want to die with no medical help that you can afford, vote to reelect Trump.
    So if they have not replaced it, then either the health insurance created by Obamacare was inadequate, or only 10% of households without insurance matter. Which is it?

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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    3 years in, no sign of Trump'''s replacement for Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.”

    Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and much better” than the Affordable Care Act — was imminent. And he put drug companies on notice that their pricing power no longer would be “politically protected.”
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    Three years later and not even hot air. Trump & the Republicans have to intention of replacing Obamacare, or of improving it.

    If you want to die with no medical help that you can afford, vote to reelect Trump.
    We're still waiting for Obamacare to implode

    Then Trump will do it(LOL)
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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    The last GOP healthcare plan (2017) removed all healthcare coverage from 24 million Americans and permitted insurance companies to refuse to cover preexisting conditions.

    Such a deal! And put together in total secrecy! Voted on with no Congressional comments or town-hall meetings allowed.


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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    When John McCain effectively killed a bill that 50 other Senators were hoping would pass on their simple majority, Donald Trump gave up on health care and moved on to something else. This followed Trump communicating with North Korea instead of Congress.

    So what was this crap about replacing Obamacare being his top priority? If that was true, he would have worked with Congress every day until they got it done.
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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    While the Democrats are trying to take away choice, Trump's focus on affordability led to the largest year-over-year drop in drug prices ever recorded!

    Oh but Orange man bad...
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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    While the Democrats are trying to take away choice, Trump's focus on affordability led to the largest year-over-year drop in drug prices ever recorded!

    Oh but Orange man bad...
    The Democrats never tried to take away choices. I have no idea where you got that idea from. They just want to make sure everyone has health insurance, no matter how they choose to get it, and that all conditions are covered and no one is dropped.

    If drug prices dropped, I would have no problems paying for mine. Instead they still cost hundreds of dollars.
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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    There’s not going to be a replacement for Obamacare, never was.

    It’s covered tens of millions, come in hundreds of billions under budget, saved the nation trillions as health care cost growth has slowed, and made enormous strides in improving care delivery, building up the health care workforce, and investing in the nation’s public health infrastructure. The GOP does not and never will have anything that comes close.

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    Re: 3 years in, no sign of Trump’s replacement for Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeard View Post
    There’s not going to be a replacement for Obamacare, never was.

    It’s covered tens of millions, come in hundreds of billions under budget, saved the nation trillions as health care cost growth has slowed, and made enormous strides in improving care delivery, building up the health care workforce, and investing in the nation’s public health infrastructure. The GOP does not and never will have anything that comes close.
    The ACA has certainly done all that, but also has major flaws that can only be fixed with a replacement. For example, it reduced Medicare, so the govenrment needs to bring that program back up and look for another way to pay nearly $1 trillion. Another one is it still will not force private insurance companies to maintain drug prices for each client, so people continue to pay hundreds of dollars more for the same medication after simple prescription changes. That is the worst loophole in the ACA. And despite the fact having a hearing loss qualifies people Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA) benefits, hearing aids are still not covered. There goes $6,000 out of one's pocket for a pre-existing medical condition. So I actually would support a new health care plan if it goes farther than the ACA.
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