President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.
"It seems like he is trying to hurt the middle class," said Westerman, who is retired from a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania, a state that Trump won by little more than 44,000 votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton. It was the first time a Republican candidate had won Pennsylvania since 1988.
As key Senators announced that they had reached a bipartisan deal to stabilize the health insurance market, on another planet, Trump was standing in the Rose Garden declaring Obamacare dead.
Trump thinks voters won't notice his sabotage of the health care system because the plan was called Obamacare. (It wasn't.)
While speaking at the Value Voters Summit, Steve Bannon admitted that Trump ended the CSR payments not to make healthcare better, but as part of a plan to make healthcare worse by blowing up the Obamacare exchanges.
"Donald Trump no more knows anything about the insurance company than the man on the moon. So, you know, this is silly. This is typical Trump. He gets upset about something, he reacts."
"Pres. Obama, Obamacare, Paris Climate Deal, and Iran deal all are supported by majority of county. Pres. Trump is disapproved by majority," Chief Political Analyst for ABC News Matthew Dowd wrote.
If there was ever a moment when we should put Trump's erratic behavior on the back burner and focus on a really important policy issue, now would be it.
The latest move shows that Donald Trump will do anything – even sabotage a health care law that millions of Americans rely on – if it destroys any part of Barack Obama's legacy.
Schumer told the president that Obamacare repeal is "off the table" and he should join other Republicans who are working with Democrats to improve the existing law.
Trump's refusal to take action that would actually help people is proof of what we've already known about this president: He would rather play political games than improve the lives of the American people.
Donald Trump's attempts to sabotage Obamacare are about to be dealt a fatal blow as the Senate is on the verge of announcing a bipartisan deal to stabilize the insurance markets.
Poor Mike Pence. Trump’s tantrums over the repeated failed efforts to pass increasingly barbaric versions of Trumpcare, must be getting on his nerves.
"Every major health organization in this country ... thinks that their proposal is a disaster," Sanders said, standing right next to Sens. Graham and Cassidy.
If the Republicans in Congress want to root out waste, fraud, and abuse, in government and government spending, they can start with the time spent on their immoral policies that fail to serve the common good.
The latest attempt by the GOP to replace Obamacare has nothing to do with providing coverage for American citizens. Members of the Republican Party are simply trying to save their political careers as opposed to saving the lives of the constituents that they serve.
Repeat after me: This is not about improving health care in America or making your life better. It's an effort to tarnish the legacy of America's first African American president.
Instead of using taxpayer dollars to enrich himself, perhaps Tom Price – and his boss – should use the funds to improve the lives of the people they are supposed to be serving.
As Price squanders U.S. taxpayer funds for his expensive private flights, he and his boss are working tirelessly to take health insurance away from millions of Americans.
The new health care legislation, which Republicans are now working to ram through the Senate, gives states the option of not covering pre-existing conditions.