Trump Pushes Obamacare To Detonation, Forges Path Away From GOP, Democrats

President Trump made some big decisions about health care this week, including cutting off subsidies that benefit lower- and middle-class families.

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President Trump made some big decisions about health care this week, including cutting off subsidies that benefit lower- and middle-class families.

Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Back in March, after the first Republican legislative failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, during the Trump presidency, President Trump went before cameras in the Oval Office and revealed some of his thinking when it comes to the politics of health care.

“I’ve been saying for the last year and a half that the best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode,” Trump said. “It is exploding right now.”

Experts said that the ACA wasn’t “exploding” but that it needed fixes to help incentivize insurers to stay in marketplaces.

But now, six months later, Obamacare may actually be on the road to “exploding” — catalyzed by an accelerant poured over it by Trump. The moves he has

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/14/557696760/trump-pushes-obamacare-to-detonation-forges-path-away-from-gop-democrats?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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