As Trump dismantles the ACA pharma executives are once again taking the oath of silence. What is it going to take for these executives to come forward and inform the public that what Trump is doing could lead more chaos in our health care system?
It would be a big mistake to call the legislation Senate Republicans released on Thursday a health care bill. It is, plain and simple, a plan to cut taxes for the wealthy by destroying critical federal programs that help provide health care to tens of millions of people. Even with this charade pharma seems happy because “they got what they want” from this President.
KEY TAKEAWAY: The U.S. is not prepared for the coming crisis in healthcare that could have a damaging effect of caregivers as well as patients. The crisis consists of two parts: first, there is the rising cost of new prescription drugs, especially those to treat cancer. Second, is the costs of extended care at a time when Congress is trying to gut Medicaid.
Here’s what will happen if the American Health Care Act becomes law. Tens of millions of Americans will lose health coverage and tens of thousands of people will die every year who otherwise would have lived. It’s time for the voices that have been silent to yell and stop this insanity before it’s too late.
While President Trump promised “insurance for everybody,” the C.B.O. projects that if the Republican plan took effect today,[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””] 14 million more people would be uninsured next year, and by 2026, the number of uninsured would be about double what it is today.[/inlinetweet] It’s a shame that in a country as great as ours we can’t find a way to ensure equal healthcare for everyone.
According to an article in JAMA [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]”more than 4 million children would lose health insurance if the ACA is repealed via budget reconciliation,[/inlinetweet] almost 1 million of these are younger than 5 years”.