Trumpcare may revive the tattered myth – but it won’t last.
His vaunted dealmaking skills are part of the long con.
In big-picture terms the budget bill contained no funding of the border wall – no defunding of sanctuary cities – Obamacare subsidies or Planned Parenthood – no drastic cuts to the EPA and a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health in place the $1.2 billion cut sought by Trump.
Obamacare repeal even more blatantly doesn’t deliver what Trump promised.
It will cut roughly 24 million people off of Medicaid as the CBO score of the last bill showed – while Trump promised to protect Medicaid.
It will reduce Medicare benefits which Trump also promised to protect and it will gut coverage for pre-existing conditions.In short Trump’s ‘success’ in ‘repealing and replacing’ is a much worse deal than failure would have been.It even makes his budget failure look like a sparkling success.(cont..)