The Health Care War Continues
By Admin | October 04, 2017
John Cassidy, staff writer at the New Yorker, has been writing about politics and economics for the paper since 1995. In his 20-plus years, he’s seen much happen. His latest article outlines the most recent attempts by the Trump administration to repeal, replace, re-do the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, and why they keep failing and trying again.
An overwhelming majority of people support the main principle of the ACA, that regardless of age, medical history, and income, should have affordable access to healthcare. In fact, this is almost universally supported, even publicly by President Trump himself.
Many also feel that providing everyone with coverage justifies raising taxes on the most wealthy of Americans.
Regardless, every new promise that’s being made has been vague, and Americans aren’t ready to get rid of the ACA, despite its flaws, for an ambiguous plan.