Originally Posted by Alphahawk
I hesitate to even post, because this forum reacts negatively to anything that isn't 100% anti trump, but at the same time I still feel like this point should be made.
Trump doesn't want people to die in the street
Republicans do not want people to die in the street.
In fact if you take a look at the Mitch McConnell health draft which will most likely replace Obamacare, a major section of it is devoted to covering with pre-existing conditions.
Will everything work out perfectly? No, life's never that clear cut. but the answer is less black and white than a lot of you are making it.
High-risk health pools do not effectively cover people with pre-existing conditions. We've been there before, that was the system before the ACA. We don't have to wait with baited breath to see if the outcome is different this time.
Trump and Republicans can say they don't want people to die in the streets, but that is what will happen after they repeal the ACA. We already know they didn't have a viable alternative crafted during the Obama administration.
What people don't realize about health care in America is that the costs have been greatly increasing for years. We have evidence that the cost curve was bent after the ACA took effect, i.e. costs increased at a lower rate than they were increasing before.
People looked at the increasing costs they had to shoulder and complained because they wanted to go back to when their costs were lower. Everything we know about the plans Republicans and Trump have for replacing the ACA will not lower costs to what they were before the ACA and will not slow the increase of costs.
Your health plan will cover less, cost more, and the cost will increase at an increasing rate.
If you have a job that covers your health needs effectively and pays you well, you'll be happy. If you can afford whatever increased costs you face, you'll be happy. Many Americans are rightly dismayed because they will not be able to afford coverage under whatever system replaces the ACA.
Originally Posted by LycanXIII
So what if they don't like Trump's plan either?
They'll vote for him again.