Donald Trump has no ideas. He has no solutions. He has one agenda, and that agenda is to undo as much Obama policy as he possibly can, and he is adamant about erasing Obama’s signature legislative achievement, Obamacare. It doesn’t matter how it’s done. It doesn’t matter if it makes things much, much worse. All that matters to Donald Trump is that the nation’s healthcare system does not contain the name “Obama.” That motherfucker cannot stand that.
Yesterday, two more Senators came out against Trumpcare, an atrocious, disastrous piece of legislation, the details of which Donald Trump barely understands. All he cares about is that it bears his name, and not the name of President Obama.
Trump got the news during a dinner in which he was wooing a group of Republican Senators who were already on his side. Apparently furious, he ran to Twitter and announced his plan to straight up repeal Obamacare.
Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017
Vice President Pence backed his plan.
This is not a good plan. Even in the remote chance that Donald Trump — whose popularity continues to wane by the day — can cobble together a few Democrats (ha!) to enact a replacement in two years, the minute that the Obamacare repeal is passed, the insurance markets will succumb to the chaos of uncertainty. Fans will be drenched in shit. Individual insurance markets will tumble; employer-based plans will be affected. The insurance industry will crater.
We were let down by all of the Democrats and a few Republicans. Most Republicans were loyal, terrific & worked really hard. We will return!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017
I think many Republicans understand a full repeal without a replacement is a bad idea and when Trump is already calling out a “few Republicans,” how in God’s name does he expect to get their support for a repeal? Which is why, by this morning, Trump had already changed his tune:
As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017
“As I have always said,” except for what I said 12 hours ago. Bitch.
This plan is even worse than a immediate repeal, because it will slowly bleed the healthcare system to death, and leave Congress helpless to stop it. It would be a goddamn trainwreck. Trump will probably stop making Obamacare payments to the insurance companies; people would begin to lose their insurance in the middle of their cancer treatments. Trump is not going to let Obamacare “fail”; he wants to force Obamacare’s failure.
Trump right now with the U.S. health care system: pic.twitter.com/2Upk5U0mzW— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 18, 2017
Donald Trump is a classless, insecure, petty vindictive racist little man. Fuck him. Fight the power.