In a half-baked policy paper released on Thursday, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, trotted out washed-up ideas for “improving” the country’s health care system that would do anything but. For example, the paper calls for reducing spending on Medicaid, which now provides insurance to more than 74 million poor, disabled and older people. Many millions of them would be cast out of the program. The Republican plan would also force most people who don’t get their health insurance through an employer to pay more by slashing subsidies that the A.C.A., or Obamacare, now provides. The proposal would allow families to sock away more money in health savings accounts, which may sound good at first but would primarily benefit affluent people who can afford to save more.
If even half of these assertions are true, this modification of Obamacare looks like a disaster for the stereotypical Trump voter. And, just so no one is misled, I am not trying to set up an “I told you so” taunt. I’d much rather that the Trump voters force their President to actually work for his voters.
Notwithstanding the possibility that I likely will financially benefit from the repeal of Obamacare, 45 is clearly NOT creating a society in which I want to live.
And I will not be appeased until 45 actually starts helping people (other than himself) — and yes, I want him to help people even if that help is a financial drain on the affluent portion of society.