Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On the Demise of Obamacare under a Trump Presidency

Mitch McConnell has apparently just announced that, now that there will be a Republican President, the Republicans will repeal Obamacare.
I will be interested in seeing the reactions of the white working class that brought Trump his victory when Medicaid expansions are eliminated, insurers may once again impose pre-existing conditions as barriers to coverage, subsidies for those who do not have health insurance through an employer and have never been able to pay premiums are eliminated, and healthcare costs and insurance premiums continue to increase under Trumpcare, a non-existent health insurance plan. But, then, the Republicans will make every effort to blame liberals for the catastrophe while assuring the white working class that trickle down economics, including massive tax rate reductions for the rich and businesses, will bring them incredible prosperity.☐