Yesterday, once again, the GOP senators broke bread with Trump in order to discuss passing a health care bill. Why? He just cannot stand to lose.
His inability to take the time to learn about this issue has been very evident when he discusses anything regarding health care. He has no idea how much it costs or what it means not to have healthcare. If he did he wouldn’t have said that we should ‘let Obamacare fail.’ Failure would mean millions of Americans would be without insurance, but in Trump’s mind, that would be a win for him.
Another meeting on health care with Republican Senators will have likely brought no change especially given that as it becomes clearer that Trump has no idea what he is talking about trickles down to the American public, the GOP becomes more at risk.
Danielle Kurtzleben of NPR took the time to point out some of his inaccurate statements,
Trump: But being fine with Obamacare isn’t an option for another reason. Because it’s gone. It’s failed. It’s not going to be around.
NPR: False. While there are areas where Obamacare could be strengthened, there’s nothing to suggest that Obamacare will fail under current conditions. The markets are thin in some areas, but according to the Congressional Budget Office, they are anticipated to be “stable in most areas” under current law. And in fact, policy uncertainty — caused by both Congress and the White House — is causing premiums to rise and insurers to stay out of some marketplaces. All of that said, there are a few things the administration could do without Congress that would hurt Obamacare.