Lies, Spin, Misdirection, Hide, Fabrications, Twist, Conceal…

…Lies, Spin, Misdirection, Hide, Fabrications, Twist, Conceal…

 

 

 

…As you track these articles and headlines…might there be a dominant these that strikes you…???

 

Trump Administration’s Zeal to Peel Back Regulations Is Leading Us to Another Era of Robber Barons

By Jeremi Suri, The Conversation

Trump believes deregulation will lead to faster growth and more job. But historically, regulation has actually helped business. READ MORE»

Think Trump is dangerously unstable now? Just wait till Obama re-emerges later this month

HOW TRUMP IS UNDERMINING OBAMACARE "President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to health insurance companies serving the poorest customers on the Obamacare exchanges, the White House announced Thursday." [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook

New Study Shows Government Massively Miscounted Killings by Police—They’re So Much Higher Than We Thought

By Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian

Harvard study finds over half of deaths wrongly classified, in latest example of databases greatly undercounting police killings. READ MORE»

 

Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

First Amendment advocates roundly condemned his suggestion that stations should lose their licenses.

By David Nakamura  •   Read more »

 

Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Violates Oath to Uphold Constitution, Adding to List of Impeachable Offenses

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet

Trump is now crossing the lines set by conservatives for removal from office. READ MORE»

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump took two giant steps Thursday to disembowel the Affordable Care Act.

The administration announced late last night that he will immediately halt cost-sharing reductions. These $7 billion in annual subsidies to health insurers allow around 7 million low-income Americans to afford coverage.

Earlier in the day, the president signed a far-reaching executive order that makes it easier for individuals and small businesses to buy alternative types of health insurance with lower prices, fewer benefits and weaker government protections.

This is not “letting” Obamacare fail. Many nonpartisan experts believe that these active measures are likely to undermine the pillars of the 2010 law and hasten the collapse of the marketplaces.

Trump To Cut Off Billions In Key Obamacare Payments To Insurers

 

President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to health insurance companies serving the poorest customers on the Obamacare exchanges, the White House announced Thursday.

 

 

President Trump is ending health insurers’ subsidies that help low-income patients. It would be his biggest move yet to undermine Obamacare.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:03 PM EDT

 

President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and fewer protections for consumers.

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Is Trump Slashing Healthcare Subsidies for the Poor to Decimate Obamacare & Cut Taxes for the Rich?

 

Trump’s Obamacare attack heralds new health-care battles on Capitol Hill

While Republicans argued that the Affordable Care Act is fundamentally flawed, Democrats called the move an act of sabotage and pledged to fight it.

By Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe  •   Read more »

 

President Trump sabotages ‘Obamacare,’ will blow up health care markets out of spite

President Donald Trump, who promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” on day one in office — “it will be easy” — suffered humiliating deafeats after several failed attempts by Congress. For a man fixated on erasing any legacy of Barack Obama out of jealousy and spite, he has been stewing about ways he can sabotage “Obamacare,” and with it the health care of millions of Americans, outside of congressional action. It is purposeful, malicious and amoral.

The New York Times reports that, as I predicted, Trump has gone nuclear in House v. Price, ending the Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies (CSRs) to insurers for low income Americans. Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again:

President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and fewer protections for consumers.

The twin hits to the Affordable Care Act could unravel President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement, sending insurance premiums soaring and insurance companies fleeing from the health law’s online marketplaces. After Republicans failed to repeal the health law in Congress, Mr. Trump appears determined to dismantle it on his own.

Without the subsidies, insurance markets could quickly unravel. Insurers have said they will need much higher premiums and may pull out of the insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act if the subsidies were cut off. Known as cost-sharing reduction payments, the subsidies were expected to total $9 billion in the coming year and nearly $100 billion in the coming decade.

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President Donald Trump plans to cut off critical subsidy payments to insurers selling Obamacare coverage, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The decision to end the payments, worth an estimated $7 billion this year, marks Trump’s most aggressive move yet to dismantle Obamacare after months of failed GOP repeal efforts on Capitol Hill. The move is likely to draw lawsuits and may put pressure on Congress to appropriate funding for the subsidies, which help insurers reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income Obamacare customers.

The decision follows Trump’s signing of an executive order earlier today that directs federal agencies to rewrite regulations to encourage the rise of a raft of cheap, loosely regulated health insurance plans that don’t have to comply with certain Obamacare consumer protections and benefit rules. Trump touted the move as a step toward unwinding Obamacare.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/trump-obamacare-subsidy-243736

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