“This has never been done before” pic.twitter.com/MhkkJXx1d6
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 7, 2020
Courtesy of Business Insider:
At a last-minute press conference held in the ballroom of his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday night, President Donald Trump said that in the next two weeks he’d be working on an executive order to require health insurance companies to cover those with preexisting conditions.
This requirement — that insurers cover those with pre-existing conditions — is already law, and it has been since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Trump, since taking office in 2017, has sought to repeal or undermine President Barack Obama’s signature law. During the summer of 2017, Congress failed to repeal the entirety of the law. However, the passage of the GOP tax cut bill at the end of 2017 eliminated the tax penalty for the individual mandate, which said that everyone must have insurance coverage or pay a penalty. With the tax penalty gone, 19 states led by Texas sued to say the law was unconstitutional without it.
The Trump administration backs this suit, and in June of this year, the Justice Department asked the US Supreme Court to try to overturn the law.
If the ACA were overturned, around 20 million people would lose their health insurance coverage, and popular aspects of the law, like mandating that insurance companies cover to those with preexisting conditions, would be overruled.
Does anybody else ever feel their sanity slipping away at times, or is that just me?
I almost cannot believe Trump made this comment, but then I have to remind myself that he is Donald Trump and therefore anything is possible.
I don’t even know who this is supposed to impress.
I mean is there a demographic that has never heard of Obamacare, and does not know what it’s main selling points were?
What am I saying? Of course, those people exist, they are called “Trump supporters.”