Leftist media has been swept up in total freakout mode since Trump won the election (see Scarborough Berates Media for Shameless Liberal Bias During Election). Turns out The Huffinton Poo is no exception. Their latest fear? It doesn’t have to do with racism or white supremacy. It’s a legitimate worry this time. They’re fretting because Trump could wipe out Obamacare in one fell swoop. And soon…
Donald Trump could blow a giant hole in Obamacare on his first day in office without even waiting for the Republican-led Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The question is: Does he want to?
Trump could simply accept the House Republican argument and order federal agencies to halt cost-sharing payments to health insurers, or he could instruct the Justice Department to drop its appeal and accept the court ruling that the payments are illegal.
“Insurers are still required by law to lower deductibles and copays for low-income enrollees. But insurers would no longer get payments from the federal government to offset the costs…” Health insurance companies are legally allowed to stop providing coverage through the exchanges if the cost-sharing payments end, which would result in their customers losing insurance plans.
HuffPo, like most leftists, has reason to be concerned about the future of Obamacare. After all, those subsidies aren’t going to pay themselves. Still, they bring up a good point: we don’t know exactly what Trump has in store for the health insurance. But we do know a few things – people can’t afford the “Affordable” Care Act and major insurance companies have already peaced out.
In short? Obamacare is a steaming craptastrophe (see New Study: Economy MUCH Worse Under Obamacare. The Numbers…). At this point, doing away with the soiled diaper that is the ACA would make insurance more affordable. Most people would prefer it that way too. Likely because they know when the government gives away “free” stuffs, it ends up being stuff that isn’t really free at all. Oopsie.
Piling subsidies on top of subsidies on top of subsidies? Not the best idea. Watch Crowder go into more detail below…