Trump Wants to Move Forward WIth ACA lawsuit, But Not Everyone Agrees
Trump has stated he will continue to support the ACA lawsuit that could lead to the law being declared illegal, but not everyone in the GOP agrees.
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) recently voiced disapproval on Meet the Press.
Meanwhile, previously Attorney General Bill Barr had urged the White House to preserve parts of the law.
Despite this, Trump seems to be set on supporting the repeal and moving forward with a replace plan. On paper this makes sense, but in practice a full repeal could create a mess while a replace plan is agreed on and that could mean things like gaps in pre-existing conditions protections and cost assistance or the loss of one or both completely if a replace plan doesn’t include them.
“Obamacare is a disaster, but we’ve run it very well, and we’ve made it barely acceptable,” Trump said. “It was a disaster under President Obama, and it’s very bad health care. What we want to do is terminate it and give health care. We’ll have great health care, including preexisting conditions.”
I am writing to express my concern and, yes, FEAR for our Democracy as President Trump continues his long-standing celebration of ignorance! How will the Congress work to end his destructive, unscientific pronouncements that can only prolong the coronavirus pandemic? He believes that he has the entitlement of unrestricted, almost dictatorial power to issue racist edicts that deny healthcare for many of his own supporters, suppress voting, and impact worldwide health, world economy, international security and the existential climate crisis! Where are the inalienable truths that unite us? Where is the democratic voice of reason? When will Congress exercise its oversight powers to curtail Trump’s destructive extremist actions?