On Monday the US Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare — the replacement for the health insurance system that the Obama Administration proposed for Americans without employer provided health insurance — estimated 14 million people losing insurance in the first year 2018 and 24 million by 2026, with premiums soaring for older, lower-income Americans. The CBO says Trumpcare would cut the annual budget deficit about $30 billion a year in a $19 trillion economy. It adds: “In 2026, an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law.” That’s a fifth of the non-elderly population left to fend for themselves, nearly double the current proportion.
Last January, days before Donald Trump became president, he said in an interview that he was nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody."
The Los Angeles Times
reports that among those hit the hardest under the current House bill are
60-year-olds with annual incomes of $30,000, particularly in rural areas where
healthcare costs are higher and Obamacare subsidies are greater. In nearly 1,500
counties nationwide, such a person stands to lose more than $6,000 a year in
federal insurance subsidies. Ninety percent of those counties backed Trump, the
And 68 of the 70 counties where these consumers would suffer the largest losses supported Trump in November.
The billionaire champion of poor whites is going to be responsible for the premature deaths of older supporters — in effect killing them.
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The New York Times says that two of the biggest tax cuts in Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would deliver roughly $144 billion over the coming decade to those with incomes of $1 million or more, according to a congressional analysis.