Trumpcare vs. Obamacare: Apocalypse Foretold

Gentle Reader –

As Trump and the craven Republicans attempt to whitewash the impeachment allegations, clearing a clearly impeached President with no witnesses and no data, I want to remind you of other things going on in the background. This article is from almost 3 years ago and, while Trump and the Republican attack on the healthcare of Americans has been, to some extent, beaten back, there are problems. The Republicans are attempting to remove protections from people with so-called “pre-existing conditions”. You know, as in sick people, the very ones for whom health insurance is important. Krugman – and many others of us – saw that this was coming when the Grifter-in-Chief was placed into office after losing the popular election. A good review while we do our best to protect our people and remove this scourge – peacefully – from office.



From 13 March, 2017, NYT Paul Krugman:

“…Obamacare is actually an intelligently designed system, and Republican claims that they could do much better even while slashing funding so they could cut taxes on the rich were always obvious nonsense…”

“…I have learned never to underestimate the cravenness of Republican “moderates,” who may posture to the center but almost always cave to the hard right when it matters…”

About AJ Layon

AJ Layon was, for 28 years, at the University of Florida College of Medicine, in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, in Gainesville, FL. For the approximately 10 years until September 2011, he was Professor and Chief of Critical Care Medicine at UF; In September of 2011 he became System Director and Co-Chairman of Critical Care Medicine in PA; this ended in 2017. He served as a Physician in the Surgical Group with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors without Borders) through 2018 and is presently an intensivist in Florida, struggling through the SARS-CoV-2 crisis. While his interests are primarily related to health care, health care reform, and ethical issues, as a citizen of our United States and our world, he will occasionally opine on issues of our "time and destiny". Follow on Twitter @ajlayon
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