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CBO: Trump's Plan to Sabotage ACA Would Skyrocket Premiums


CBO: Trump's Plan to Sabotage ACA Would Skyrocket Premiums

Julia Conley, staff writer

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Tuesday that premiums for many Americans would go up by 20 percent in 2018, should President Donald Trump follow through on his threats to stop paying the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing subsidies to insurance companies.


Alt right, alt fact, alt reality, faked president… C’mon leaders call it for what it is. The resulting disaster of an arcane voting system. The Russians didn’t do this we have been walking into this mess for decades. Can’t reason prevail? The forces of evil will overtake us. It has already corrupted the Dems. with their super delegate scheme and turned the Republicans into the party of jack booted thugs.


This “man” is a greater threat to health than CANCER.


Another Enlightened One!

Thank you for your comment Lerenarde.


That is a little disingenuous, Medicare For All is government financed managed care. If Medicare had been fully funded for the last 30 years (maybe you didn’t notice that healthcare wasn’t a priority taxes were) you wouldn’t have the privatized managed care with all the impediments to healthcare that has already been paid for. Nor have you explained how exactly we will pay for it. Health Care is a Human Right but this is not the only way.


So there is a CBO report on the financials? I ask because claims made for HR 676 just don’t add up.


Yes, those are real numbers alright in a special interest sort of way. At least it is up front about the real intentions of HR 676 which is a bait and switch designed to de-fund the national health mandate from a benefit to a contribution level . I will wait for the CBO. Thanks.


I beg to differ. That is exactly what it is. It is even disingenuous to call it Medicare because as it states will be replaced. The benefits are not clearly stated or defined and are based on budgets not needs. Yes, I agree there are great savings in some areas that could be achieved in any number of ways with out wiping out federal entitlement and legal protection. Note your criticism of the CBO is the same people that will oversee HR676. And PnPh is not a neutral entity.


Well, it’s actually not that bad if you run the numbers. Currently we pay about $10k per capita. 30% less would be about $7k. Quick math shows everyone’s taxes will go up by about 25%. Considering that half of us pay zilch in fed taxes, 25% of nada is nada so yeah, i can see how that is appealing.

Also, going back to the article “The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Tuesday that premiums for many Americans would go up by 20 percent in 2018”, welcome to the club, my insurance has been going up every year by 25% since the ACA was passed. Not sure why everyone is surprised, someone has to pay the premiums for those who cannot afford them.


The Congressional Budget Office did come out with a report that stated that Trumpcare would raise costs by 750 percent and leave 23 million Americans uncovered. One poll showed Trump at just 17 percent support for the repeal of Obamacare and at 17 percent support on Trumpcare. In short, this ha been a disaster for Trump, who in the latest polls has 34 percent support with 61 percent non support. If he wants to skyrocket premiums he is going to drop lower in the support and higher in the non support. In short, his efforts in public health care have been a total disaster. He is most likely going to get a backlash in the next two elections in 2018 and 2020. I think I see mainstream Republicans not wanting to get backlashed along with Trump and distancing themselves from him now.


The Congressional Budget Office did indeed issue a report that clearly stated that Trumpcare would increase costs by 750 percent and 23 million Americans would not be covered. I remember one news story about the time period congress congress was considering Trumpcare and there being on the average 8 lobbyists for every single legislator. Legislators were being bribed to pass Trumpcare with the huge increase to boost corporate profits. The result should really be called Corporatecare because they got the profits increase that they wanted.


Your premiums go up because the the tax contributions to medicare haven’t increased since 1985. Medicaid pays for premiums that are beyond reach for people eligible to receive medicare benefits but cannot afford it.