On Monday, March 26, Donald Trump and thus the Republican party, directed the Justice Department to back a federal appeals court to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act.
This means that millions of American people are in danger of losing their health insurance.
Following is a listing of some who are in danger of losing their health insurance. We will limit the list to six groups for now.
First, millions of people who gained health insurance through the Medicaid expansion.
Second, millions of people who have pre-existing medical conditions.
Third, millions of low- and middle- income people who rely on subsidies to buy insurance.
Fourth, millions of young people who rely on coverage from their parents’ health insurance until they are 26 years old.
Fifth, the ACA guarantees preventive care (at no extra cost) to millions of people with private insurance and to seniors on Medicare (over 39 million seniors have received at least. (One of these preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs.)
Sixth, women can no longer be charged more money than men for their insurance.
Also, between 2000 and 2010, average family premiums for employer coverage grew 8 percent per year. In the past nine years, that growth has slowed to 5 percent per year
Why are the Republican’s so willing to throw millions of people off their health care?
Is this an example of the Republican swamp in Washington?