Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trumpcare Appears Tobe a Con Job on Citizens

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trumpcare Appears Tobe a Con Job on Citizens

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Obamacare is far from perfect. I have good insurance through work, but I have neighbors and friends who wouldn't have insurance without Obamacare. The policies may be pricey or come with a high deductible, but they provide a safety net in the event of catastrophic illness. I'm no economist or health care expert, but I'm smart enough to know that there are no families in my neighborhood who don't deserve health care. Despite its problems, Obamacare helped 20 million Americans get coverage.

Candidate Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to replace Obamacare with a far superior plan. He promised "insurance for everybody" and better health care at lower cost. Now we learn that Trumpcare could increase the number of uninsured Americans by a staggering 24 million. See "Budget Office Report on ACA Replacement Sparks Partisan Reaction" (March 13). …

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