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10/15/2017 8:51 am  #1


Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency.

Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The number underscores the political risk for Trump and his party, which could end up owning the blame for increased costs and chaos in the insurance marketplace.

The subsidies are paid to insurers by the federal government to help lower consumers' deductibles and co-pays. People who benefit will continue receiving the discounts because insurers are obligated by law to provide them. But to make up for the lost federal funding, health insurers will have to raise premiums substantially, potentially putting coverage out of reach for many consumers.

Some insurers may decide to bail out of markets altogether.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/pro-trump-states-affected-health-care-decision-50479492


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10/15/2017 9:56 am  #2


Re: Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

Bring on medicare-for-all, or keep screwing around with for-profit-insurance companies.

 

10/15/2017 10:01 am  #3


Re: Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

Trump is taking a gamble here. He wants to force congress to act.
But, if he fails,,,,,, look out.


“While the framers of the Constitution foresaw the possibility of a tyrannical president, they never let their imaginations be darkened by the possibility of a compliant Congress.”
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10/15/2017 12:25 pm  #4


Re: Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

n a perverse way I hope the GOP gets saddled with health care (which it look like it likely will). It will be the albatross around their necks. What is being proposed is most certainly worse that what is. 


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