Trump and Co. are playing a dangerous game.
They've not been able to produce anything even remotely resembling a functional Trumpcare bill. Not even close. At last count, the CBO said that the Senate version of Trumpcare would put 23 million people out of medical insurance in the next 10 years.
The tiresome yet predictable response from the Whitehouse? Start a Twitter war with Journalists to distract from pathetic results. In fact, it likely goes even deeper as Trump and Co. threatened tabloid exposure on the talk show hosts.
So, just to make the perfect Trifecta, Trump is now posing the question: "Could we just repeal the ACA now, and maybe, some time in the future, replace it with something else?" Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) — who proposed this move (which was quickly expanded by Trump with a positive Tweet) proposed repeal today, replace at a later time.
Even for this administration, that took my breath away.
There are no figures at the current time for the number of people this will affect. Those 24 million will likely lose insurance today rather than over the next 10 years. The insurance companies that have the ACA woven into their structure will collapse. The medical industry will see significant portions of its income evaporate as people can no longer pay.
Talk about a nuclear option. This is nothing less than genocide on the citizens of the US.
The lawmakers haven't been able to pass anything even remotely resembling a workable plan in the last 6 months. How the hell do they think they can do something in August?
We need to be asking ourselves: should any politician willing to consider such a move be allowed to be a lawmaker? They clearly do not care for the citizens who elected them. Why are they still in office?