Donald Trump Thinks He Repealed Obamacare But Fails Again
Donald Trump tries and fails at repealing the Obamacare for the umpteenth time.
The failing Donald Trump has failed again at achieving his administration’s goal of repealing Obamacare.
“We essentially repealed Obamacare because we got rid of the individual mandate … and that was a primary source of funding of Obamacare,” Trump said in a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Wednesday in celebration of the Republican’s passage of a $1.5 trillion tax cut bill.
Trump thought the tax bill would repeal the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. It doesn’t. But the bill will still chip away at one of Obamacare’s foundations.
With the new tax bill, Americans are still technically required to have insurance, but they just won’t face a fine. But the rest of the law (protections for people with pre-existing conditions, insurer-provided comprehensive coverage, subsidies to reduce premiums of low- and moderate-income consumers, and Medicaid expansion to low-income adults) remains intact.
During his presidential campaign, Trump promised to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, but his party and administration has yet to do so.
Better luck next time.