Just hours in the oval office and Trump signs in his first executive order, aiming to “minimize the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act pending repeal.” What exactly does this mean?
Well, nobody knows.
Donald Trump is playing his usual “wait and see” game, as though building the suspense of the nation is going to somehow garner support for his charge on Obamacare.
The bottom line is this:
Without the ACA, millions of Americans would be without both preventative and reactive medical treatment. Families across the country would be in agonizing debt while receiving the care they so desperately need, and to defund Obamacare without having a legislative replacement is downright irresponsible.
The only thing that could be meant by “easing the economic burden” would be a re-allocation of tax dollars to other programs, leaving ACA beneficiaries aground indefinitely.
Let’s be clear– this isn’t a win for anyone.