I’m just going to come right out and say it: President Trump’s newly revised healthcare plan is awful. His job as President of the United States is to do what’s right for the American people. This healthcare plan is not in the best interest of the people; it’s all about money, money, money.
Now before I divulge any further, readers should know that this new plan would decrease the federal deficit by $337 billion between 2017-2026. But at what cost?
I’ll tell you what the cost is: 24 million people would lose their insurance. And if that’s not bad enough, elderly people who live just above or at the poverty line could see their premiums rise by 750%.
I’m not making this up, folks. These figures are coming directly from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). But wait, it gets better.
Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, undermined the CBO by vehemently denying these figures.
“We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out,” Price said on Monday, March 13.
Of course he denies it! He and the Trump administration don’t want to catch any of the flak for this. Trump made a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare without having any type of plan in place and now it’s coming back to haunt him. Things have gotten so heated with this new healthcare plan that even members of the GOP are expressing their disapproval.
“That’s not what President Trump promised,” said Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA). “That’s not what Republicans ran on.”
Look, I’m not saying that Obamacare is perfect. I’m well aware that it’s one of the biggest contributors to our national deficit. However, it’s the best option that we have at this point. Now that millions of Americans have health insurance because of Obamacare, we can’t just strip that away from them. That would be morally egregious.