Healthcare

Report: Trump’s Fake Health Care Team Isn’t Working on Anything

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The Trump regime recently shifted its support toward a legal effort to have the entire Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) thrown out in court and Trump responded to that news by saying the Republican party will become the "party of health care," but the lawmakers who are supposedly working on a new health care plan aren't actually working on anything.

Politico caught up with the Republican senators named to Trump's mythical health care team and at least one of them, Senator Rick Scott, had no idea Trump was going to name him.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) says any new plan has to come from the White House — and that he had no warning Trump planned to make him part of the health policy group. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) won't say more than he and colleagues are “working on health care thoughts.” John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), when asked about the Republican plan, turned the question back on the opposition, saying, “Democrats want to go to the complete government takeover of health care.”

And Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the fourth member of Trump’s team, hasn’t committed to anything more than “conversations with colleagues” about health care affordability.

Senator Barrasso has reportedly held talks with the White House in which they agreed that blaming Democrats for holes in our health care system is easier than drafting their own plans.

He's not wrong, I must say.

Pointing fingers at the other party when you've spent literally a decade undermining Obamacare and doing everything you can to break the system is much easier than than fixing it. And Republicans have no intention of fixing it. Every plan they've ever considered would make things considerably worse, not better.

At the end of the day, the most basic Republican principle is that people who can't afford to pay out of pocket for health care deserve to die.

  • homebuilding

    That reminds me…..need to write the white house and git me some of those trump stakes.

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  • muselet

    The Rs specifically tapped by the White House are “working on health care thoughts” and having “conversations with colleagues,” without doing anything about, you know, healthcare.

    Must be a day that ends in a ‘y’.

    –alopecia

    • Badgerite

      Jesus. How many years have they been ‘promising’ to come up with a viable health care plan that isn’t just if you can’t affored the exorbitant rates or have a chronic condition that will run up against a life time caps in benefits, then you just die. Going on two decades now. They can call their new ‘health care plan’ the Thoughts and Prayer Health Care Act. They’ll see that you are sent “thoughts and prayers” if you or anyone you care about gets sick.

    • Christopher Foxx

      working on health care thoughts

      Just more of the Republican’s “thoughts and prayers” approach to making policy. (That is to say, what they do in place of actually governing.)