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Trump Vows To ‘Terminate’ Obamacare As The U.S. Death Toll Approaches 75,000

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus is nearing 75,000, with 1.2 million total cases, both of which are significantly higher than any other nation in the world, and yet Donald Trump is again vowing to destroy Obamacare so that millions more people will be without health insurance at a time when we all need it most.


On Wednesday at the White House, the president was asked about the Supreme Court hearing of a case that would strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), directly contradicting what Attorney General William Barr had wanted, CNN reports:

“According to four sources familiar with the meeting, Barr argued for modifying the administration’s current stance to preserve parts of the law, rather than fully back the lawsuit filed by a group of Republican states. As it stands now, the Trump administration’s position seeks to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 and commonly known as Obamacare.”


Did Trump agree with Barr? Nope. Instead, he tossed him and the Justice Department under the bus, telling reporters:

“We’re not doing anything. In other words, we’re staying with the group, with Texas and the group.”

Trump then went off on one of his extemporaneous bouts of verbal diarrhea, declaring Obamacare to be a “disaster” even though he has never come up with an alternative to it as he has promised to on several occasions:

“Obamacare is a disaster, but we’ve run it very well, and we’ve made it barely acceptable. It was a disaster under President Obama, and it’s very bad health care. What we want to do is terminate it and give health care. We’ll have great health care, including preexisting conditions.”


More telling, however, was what the president said about health care in general, which he seemed to suggest he wanted to destroy completely:

“We want to terminate health care for — under Obamacare because it’s bad, and we’re replacing it with a great health care at far less money and it includes preexisting conditions.”

Health care is on the ballot in November. If Donald Trump gets a second term in office, he will rip health insurance away from tens of millions. He will also gut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The majority of us will be left poorer, sicker, and less secure.

Donald Trump won’t be happy until he destroys everything that makes this country humane and civil.

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Conservative Who Refused To Purchase Medical Insurance Now Blind, Broke–And Guess Who He Blames?

Karma, at times, can be an incredibly cruel force in life. And it certainly seems that karma has come back to bite South Carolina resident Luis Lang squarely on the rump.

Lang, who is a self-employed handyman–and ardent Republican–has refused to purchase health insurance and took pride in paying his own medical bills. Which was fine, until recently, when Lang, a severe diabetic, suffered a series of mini-strokes that left him with bleeding in his eyes and a partially detached retina.

The situation has gotten so bad, and Lang’s medical bills have begun to accumulate so rapidly, that he and his wife could be in danger of losing the house they live in.

When Lang realized that he was seriously ill, he attempted to sign up for medical insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but he waited too long and was a month too late to enroll for 2015. He also earns too little to get a federal subsidy which would allow him to purchase a private insurance policy.

You might think that Lang would blame his own obstinance and insistence on self-reliance for his troubles. But instead, he blames President Obama and Obamacare, which he and his wife, Mary, say is a flawed law. Mrs. Lang remarked:

“(My husband) should be at the front of the line because he doesn’t work and because he has medical issues. We call it the Not Fair Health Care Act.”

Lang’s doctor, Malcolm Edwards, says the prognosis is not good for his patient:

“He will lose his eyesight if he doesn’t get care — he will go blind. He’s in a very bad situation. The longer he waits, the poorer his results will be.”

To help pay his medical expenses, Lang has set up a GoFundMe page seeking contributions for the medical treatment he needs.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.