GOP presidential contender and TV reality star Donald Trump has revealed his healthcare policy. Like other Republicans, Mr. Trump wants to trash the Affordable Care Act for three good reasons: It has enrolled 20 million people who didn’t have insurance coverage before, cost less than projected, and (most importantly) everyone calls it “Obamacare.”

The Donald consulted the finest minds at Trump University Medical School and formulated a healthcare system that would cost a fortune while leaving millions of Americans without medical care. Obamacare covers people even if they have preexisting conditions; TRUMPcare kicks those 60 million losers to the curb. TRUMPcare allows insurance sales across state lines, fostering even greater corporate consolidation. The Donald’s plan also relies on health savings accounts, which won’t work for people who don’t earn enough to save. TRUMPcare would lower costs through tax deductions, which are great for the rich, instead of tax credits, which benefit people of all income levels.

It’s certainly a meaty proposal. In fact, TRUMPcare is the Trump Steaks of health policy.


“Donald Trump’s New Health-Care Plan Will Let People Die in the Streets,” Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine

“Trumpcare, explained,” Sarah Kliff, Vox

“Donald Trump’s Talk on Health Care Is Not Matched by His Plan,”Margot Sanger-Katz, New York Times

“Donald Trump’s health care plan included just one number. Here’s what’s wrong with it,” Rebecca Robbins, STAT

“Does Trump have a health care plan? Does it matter?” Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press


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