Stephanopoulos did do a superb job there, as did Prof. Alycee Block, who posed the question about well being care. She was born with sarcoidosis and stated that “from the day I used to be born, I used to be thought-about uninsurable. That illness began in my pores and skin, moved to my eyes, into my optic nerves, and after I went to graduate faculty, into my mind.” She’s excelled in life despite that, however pays “nearly $7,000 a yr along with the co-pay.” She needed to know “what it’s that you’ll do to guarantee that folks like me who work onerous, we do the whole lot we’re purported to do can keep insured?”
The firehose opened full throttle: “We’re not going to harm something having to do with preexisting situations. We’re not going to harm preexisting situations. And, the truth is, simply the other.” After which a number of phrase salad about socialized medication and Obama and Medicare for All. “What we’re doing is, we’re going to be doing a healthcare plan—preexisting, defending folks with preexisting situations—for instance, your self, it seems like that’s precisely good. That’s precisely what we’re speaking about. We’re going to be doing a healthcare plan very strongly and defend folks with preexisting situations.”
It was all an excessive amount of for Stephanopoulos, who detailed a few of the information about Obamacare just like the protections for folks with preexisting situations and the half about how Trump fought to repeal it and is arguing on the “Supreme Court docket proper now to strike it down, that will get rid of preexisting situations.”
“No,” Trump stated. It’s “[s]o that we will do new well being care.” Stephanopoulos then detailed only a few of the countless times Trump has promised a brand new plan. June of final yr, when it was two weeks away. This summer season, when it was simply weeks away. An government order on preexisting situations that was within the works. After which this. Simply this.
TRUMP: I’ve all of it prepared. I’ve all of it prepared.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But it surely’s … you’ve been attempting to strike down preexisting situations …
TRUMP: It would not matter. I’ve all of it prepared, and it is a a lot better plan for you, and it is a a lot better plan.
STEPHANOPOULOS: What’s it?
“It would not matter. I’ve all of it prepared,” he says. He would not have all of it prepared. He is attempting to get the Supreme Court docket to destroy the Reasonably priced Care Act (ACA), which is so deeply interwoven into the nation’s healthcare system now that destroying the ACA would imply tearing down enormous chunks of the whole system, from Medicare financing to Medicaid—the lifeline for tens of millions who’ve misplaced their jobs and insurance coverage in Trump’s pandemic. Every little thing Trump and Republicans have performed legislatively and with government actions has been to take primary protections away or to place them financially out of attain for tens of millions of Individuals.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded on MSNBC Wednesday morning and acquired it completely proper: “We’re purported to be crushing the virus proper now so we will open up our financial system, open up our colleges safely. As a substitute the president is crushing the Reasonably priced Care Act. He is crushing it in his misrepresentations within the court docket of public opinion, within the Supreme Court docket of the US,” she stated. “That is very harmful to not solely the well being of the American folks, however the monetary safety of America’s households.”
That is going to be one other healthcare election. It must be. We’re in the course of a pandemic and the president is attempting to take well being care away from tens of millions of individuals. What else may it’s? The one individuals who may presumably nonetheless be shopping for Trump’s lies have their very own preexisting situation: “herd mentality.”