What will happen to Obamacare now that Trump has been elected president?
Trump has stated: ‘It is not enough to simply repeal this terrible legislation. We will work with Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow free market principles and that will restore economic freedom and certainty to everyone in this country.’
Bloomberg has exposed the GOP’s plan for lying to the American public about the demise of Obamacare:
‘As it appears Obamacare is certain to collapse of its own weight, the damage done by the Democrats and President Obama, and abetted by the Supreme Court, will be difficult to repair unless the next President and a Republican congress lead the effort to bring much-needed free market reforms to the healthcare industry.’
According to Bloomberg, not only is this the plan by the GOP to explain away their gutting of the ACA, it’s also a gross fabrication. Sign-ups for healthcare plans offered through the ACA exchange topped 6.4 million before the deadline on Dec. 19, a full 400,000 more Americans than signed up last year. On the final day of the deadline, 670,000 Americans applied for healthcare through the exchange.
Moreover, the promises to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in its entirety are misguided and false.
‘Republicans are debating how long to delay implementing the repeal. Aides involved in the deliberations said some parts of the law may be ended quickly, such as its regulations affecting insurer health plans and businesses. Other pieces may be maintained for up to three or four years, such as insurance subsidies and the Medicaid expansion. Some parts of the law may never be repealed, such as the provision letting people under age 26 remain on a parent’s plan.’
So what will Trump do when he gets in office? Is it all just a big show?