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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:36 PM

'His Achilles' heel': Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump's lack of health care plan

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Source: nbc news



The president remains committed to eliminating Obamacare as some allies worry that his lack of a replacement vision will damage him in the fall election.

Even before the coronavirus emergency, health care was a top concern for voters, and President Donald Trump was faring poorly.Patrick Semansky / AP
April 6, 2020, 3:30 AM CDT By Sahil Kapur

WASHINGTON Health care was already a vulnerability for President Donald Trump before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now his lack of a plan to fix the system is coming under a new microscope as the crisis costs many Americans their coverage and overwhelms providers.

The clarity in Trump's health care vision begins and ends with repealing the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, also known as Obamacare. His budget proposals would strip away funding for the law, and he has endorsed a lawsuit to wipe it off the books. But the president hasn't thrown his weight behind a replacement bill or even an outline, and he has rejected calls to reopen Obamacare for enrollment during the current crisis.

Trump's focus on mitigating the economic damage has kept health care on the back burner. Some allies worry that with millions of newly unemployed Americans poised to lose coverage during a public health crisis, Trump's lack of a plan for the needy will be a political liability in his re-election bid.


"Not having a plan for the rising uninsured yet seems to be a blind spot," Dan Eberhart, an oil executive and Trump donor, told NBC News. "The Democrats took the House in the 2018 midterms largely by having better answers on health care, so I think this could be a massive political liability in the fall.

"Trump has provided sober and strong leadership, but this could prove to be his Achilles' heel in November," he said..........................................

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/his-achilles-heel-coronavirus-crisis-highlights-trump-s-lack-health-n1176496

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Reply 'His Achilles' heel': Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump's lack of health care plan (Original post)
riversedge Apr 6 OP
turbinetree Apr 6 #1
UpInArms Apr 6 #2
rickyhall Apr 6 #3
ProfessorGAC Apr 7 #6
cstanleytech Apr 6 #4
Blues Heron Apr 7 #5
Omaha Steve Apr 7 #7

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:51 PM

1. Him and his attorney general and republicans libertarian's do not want anyone to

have health care..... he's suing to have it null an void the ACA................and they are going after Medicare and Medicaid......... its the libertarian thing to do................your on your own................just ask the federalist society....................

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:02 PM

2. "Trump has provided sober and strong leadership"

WTF has this idiot been smoking?

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:16 PM

3. You beat to it.

I was wondering when did he ever provide sober and strong leadership?

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:45 AM

6. Beat Me, Too

I had the same thought as you two.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:18 PM

4. Its not just Trumps its also every Republican in office that opposed Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA

otherwise known as Obamacare.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:28 AM

5. More like Jabba the Hutt's pustule

Achilles and trump? - don't think so.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:50 AM

7. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Analysis.

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