After a devastating loss with Trumpcare, Donald Trump has a new strategy. Trump is going to punish America for not passing his plan. The easiest way to do that, is to sabotage Obamacare. Would the president of the United States really take away healthcare from millions of his constituents just to prove a point?
When Obamacare was first introduced, Republicans fought it tooth and nail. A victory for a democrat is a defeat for a republican. Eventually, republicans saw Obamacare was inevitable, so they said we’ll be down for Obamacare, as long as the public option is removed.
The public option was once heralded as the caveat of Obamacare. Simply, the public option would allow the government to get into healthcare. Instead of the boards of the big insurance companies agreeing on prices for us to pay, there would be a third competitor behind those closed doors.
The only people who have to lose with the public option were big insurance companies. They were petrified. So they unleashed the big dogs in trying to destroy the public option. Medical lobby firms spent millions in tearing down the public option, The Guardian article. It worked. There was no public option. Although one of the most beneficial legislation in American history, Obamacare could have been much more helpful.
Remember how many protesters were fighting to prevent government in healthcare? As a result of the successful republican lobbyist campaign, they trusted Cigna and Aetna more than welfare and social security.
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Obamacare will become even less effective, beneath those rusted republican knives. Even if it means denying your little sister healthcare, republicans have a crucial point to make. As Donald Trump put it, “I’m president and you’re not.”
A federal inspector general is investigating Trump’s decision to cut advertising for Healthcare.gov at the end of this year’s sign-up period. Shortly after Trump took office, he removed advertising for our nation’s health insurance. Analysts deduce that Trump did this to weaken Obamacare hence, making the nation more desperate for his Trumpcare alternative.
It is frightening to think our own president is actively trying to weaken our nation’s healthcare.