Saturday, January 21, 2017

Will TrumpCare Be Worse Than ObamaCare?

Donald Trump said his health plan will provide 
"insurance for everyone." (AP)
Health Reform: Over the weekend, Donald Trump said he's nearly finished with an ObamaCare replacement plan. Based on the sketchy outline he provided, Trump's vision of health care reform is troubling.
In a phone interview with the Washington Post on Saturday, Trump said the replacement plan is "very much formulated down to the final strokes."
No problem there. Trump has the right political instincts about how to get rid of ObamaCare. Rather than repeal a portion of it through the reconciliation process — as Republican congressional leaders propose — then delay even that until a replacement plan gets hammered out, Trump figures it should all be done at the same time.
Democrats own ObamaCare, he notes, and partially repealing it while diddling around on a replacement will only shift blame for all future ObamaCare failures to Republicans.
But it's when Trump got around to describing his own plan — which no one has seen, apparently — that things got very worrisome.
"We're going to have insurance for everybody," Trump told the Post. "There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. That's not going to happen with us."
That's problem one. ...
Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.

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