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    The Gaslighter-in-Chief on Health Care--The Same Smoke and Mirrors Folks



    As Josh Marshall stated at TPM 9:46 PM

    Cutting to the chase, Trump's health care principles don't do anything to provide people with coverage. It makes it possible to create bare-bones insurance which doesn't provide substantial coverage, allows you to get tax credits which may not be refundable and also health savings accounts. This doesn't address any of the real issues tied to access to affordable health care. Millions of people will lose coverage.

    The GOP same old same old... Read it:

    Tonight I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and at the same time provide better health care.
    Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country.


    As an example, Arizona went up 116 percent last year alone. Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky just said Obamacare is failing in his state — and it is unsustainable and collapsing.

    One-third of counties have only one insurer, and they are losing them fast. They are losing them so fast, they are leaving, and many Americans have no choice at all. There is no choice left. Remember when you were told that you could keep your doctor and keep your plan? We now know that all of those promises have been totally broken.

    Obamacare is collapsing, and we must act decisively to protect all Americans. Action is not a choice. It is a necessity. So I am calling on all Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work with us to save Americans from this imploding Obamacare disaster.

    Here are the principles that should guide the Congress as we move to create a better health care system for all Americans. First, we should ensure that Americans with preexisting conditions have access to coverage, and that we have a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the health care exchanges.
    Secondly, we should help Americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts. But it must be the plan they want, not the plan forced on them by our government.
    Thirdly, we should give our state governors the resources and flexibility they need with Medicaid to make sure no one is left out.

    Fourth, we should implement legal reforms that protect patients and doctors from unnecessary costs that drive up the price of insurance and work to bring down the artificially high price of drugs, and bring them down immediately.

    And finally, the time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national marketplace that will bring cost way down and provide far better care. So important.

    Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing and hope. Our citizens deserve this and so much more. So why not join forces and finally get the job done and get the job done right?

    On this and so many other things, Democrats and Republicans should get together and unite for the good of our country and for the good of the American people.

    Vox: President Trump’s speech to Congress, annotated by Vox staff


    Yup... The same old Yada Yada Yada...




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