Friday, October 13, 2017

Repeal By Other Means

Trump is killing off Obamacare via executive order since he couldn’t get Congress to do it.

…Trump will end Obamacare’s cost-sharing reduction payments. This move, in combination with the executive order Trump signed earlier in the day, threatens to begin the unraveling of the Obamacare marketplaces.

CBO projects cutting off the payments will make premiums 20 percent higher by 2018 and 25 percent higher by 2020, while raising the budget deficit by nearly $200 billion by 2026.

Two questions: When President Obama couldn’t get Congress to do what he wanted, he issued executive orders, which set off the Republicans into screaming fits of “dictatorship!”  So why doesn’t this execution of healthcare get the same reaction from the same people?  (Gee, I wonder.)  And why is it okay for them to let a lot of people lose affordable health insurance and end up costing a lot more money?

One bark on “Repeal By Other Means

  1. Because we’re talking about a bunch of racists who are determined to erase our first African-American president from the history books.

    Needless to say, they don’t care if they’re screwing people who aren’t billionaires.

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