The Liar-In-Chief Says Obamacare Is ‘Imploding’–And That’s Absolute BS!

For nearly two years now, Donald Trump has been telling the same lie everywhere he speaks: Obamacare is imploding, failing, about to self-destruct. And just this week, when the U.S. Senate failed to pass a repeal and replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump fired off two threatening tweets:

For those of you not conversant in man-child talk, here’s what the president is saying, in essence: Since you didn’t do what I wanted you to do, I’m gonna take my ball and go home. So there!

But here’s the larger point which Trump always manages to obscure with his lies about Obamacare: It isn’t imploding, and it won’t unless he decides to be an asshole and withhold government payments for subsidies that help low-income Americans afford their health insurance premiums.

As usual, the facts are not on the president’s side, so he chooses to ignore them. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that insurers who sell policies to people via the health insurance marketplaces are doing much better than they were at the same time in 2014. Does that sound like a collapse to you? How many companies are going to be disappointed that their profits are soaring?

Today, more than 10 million people get their health insurance by participating in the marketplace, and the vast majority of those people are ecstatic with the coverage and premiums they’re paying. Is that a bad thing? It is if you listen to Trump.

Make no mistake, Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress can make the ACA fail in spectacular fashion if they refuse to fund the subsidies which help millions afford their monthly premiums. But they have nothing better as a replacement. Instead, they would just kick tens of millions of people to the curb and try to blame their pain on President Obama.

Not long ago, Trump declared that if Obamacare does fail, he and the GOP won’t “own it.” But they already do. And they will be held accountable if they wind up killing an imperfect system just so they can declare a pyrrhic victory.

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