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The Destruction of a Medicine Cabinet: Trump Edition

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Caricature of Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump and Paul Ryan

Caricature of Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump and Paul Ryan

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Caricature of Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump and Paul Ryan

Chloe Schneider, Reporter/SCC

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On March 23, 2010, then-President Barack Obama signed The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA,) also nicknamed Obamacare, into law. This healthcare plan provided 180 million American citizens the necessary coverage and health benefits that they deserved and needed, which ended up saving many people struggling through pre-existing conditions. Jan. 20, the 45th President of The United States was signed into office.

Here is a picture of him and his neck.

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Donald Trump speaking in Washington D.C. in 2011.

From the very beginning of his campaign, Trump made most if not all of his main concerns quite clear, at every rally he spoke at. This isn’t news to anyone as it became quite normal- but not the good type of normal. This “normal” was that feeling you’re used to getting when you go into the same gas station every morning to use their bathroom, and then to buy a eighty-seven cent donut and a small cup of “coffee.” No one can tell what’s worse, but it still keeps happening.

One of these infamous promises that was made, as well as attempted (and failed) was the repeal of Obamacare. Not only repealed, but replaced with something even better.

Just what were those “somethings,” one may ask?

Before revealing what you most definitely didn’t already know and cry about before, it should be mentioned that Republicans had already had their eight years to draft up something logical as a replacement to the Affordable Care Act.

From the contents of the first attempt, titled “Skinny Repeal” it’s safe to say Skinny Cow ice cream was the main focus for the majority of Republicans (we love you Sen. McCain) during the last two terms the left side of America now has to treasure.

While all Democrats expectedly voted “no” for all three sections of replacing and repealing Obamacare, Republicans more or less saw this as an opportunity to get what they’ve been dreaming of for eight years, which is apparently a healthcare repeal that goes against America’s true culture; the Big Mac.

The real point in all of this ranting is simple; why won’t they just let it go?

Since Trump and his cabinet fueled this fire, all we’ve been seeing are American citizens pleading to just keep things as is. What have we seen from everyone else?

The average red baseball cap wearer is slowly fading from social media as he/she has now deactivated their accounts from embarrassment. Though as far as we’re concerned, it’s way too risky to let people keep their health insurance that, for many, has more or less kept them breathing.

U.S.A!

Just recently Trump set some of his own ground rules. To be specific, he doesn’t want the insurance companies protected by Obamacare receiving any money, which resulted in a halt to those payments made to insurers. Along with this decision, POTUS came up with another gift all of us have been dying to get.

Yay?

It’s a new bipartisan health bill! What does it do?…sure sounds like a lot, right? Nope!

With this healthcare attempt, Trump has made a very serious claim that insurance companies have been profiting off of Obamacare. These claims have caused confusion into just how knowledgeable he (Trump) claims to be in finance. After publically stating these companies have gained “billions” from Obamacare profiting, it was easy to shoot this falsehood down, as we have actually lost billions. This truly is the one fact check that should have saved the day, but…it’ll take some time.

For now, we can only contemplate just how confusing it is to see the owner of an unknown empire of properties, hotels, and whatever else the leader of the country has been able to offer us so far…and confuse where the billions of dollars actually went and who was responsible for getting it there.

It’s also sad…that now we don’t have someone who cares more about human beings than some wads of cash.

Thanks, Obama.

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