Tuesday, March 28, 2017
But since he is a Republican President, Donald Trump can't just come out advocating for "Single-Payer". However, he has traveled the world
extensively, and made friends in many countries. This exposure is why Donald Trump has frequently espoused the advantages of government-run
healthcare for all citizens.
This article highlights five times since 1999 that Donald Trump has stated that the U.S.A. should "take care of it's citizens" via a Universal
Even after becoming President of the United States, Donald Trump has dropped "hints" that Universal Healthcare is his goal.
1. When the Republican ObamaCare replacement plan, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), was in it's formation stages, President Trump exclaimed,
"It's going to be great! Everyone will be covered with great healthcare!".
2. Once President Trump found out that the Republican plan was not what he had asked for, he went silent...and stayed that way for weeks. My guess
is that House Leader Paul Ryan reached out to President Trump and asked (begged) him to support the AHCA. One week before this ObamaCare
repeal-replace bill was to be voted on, suddenly, President Trump started reluctantly endorsing it.
3. When Paul Ryan told Trump that he didn't have enough votes to pass the AHCA bill, President Trump demanded that he withdraw the bill from the
House floor...NOT to vote on it.
4. That was 4 days ago. Since that time, President Trump has continued to say that ObamaCare is imploding and will continue to do so. But he's also
promising Americans... "Don't Worry...no one will get hurt when ObamaCare crashes."
5. In addition, President Trump is now saying that Democrats have some "good ideas" for healthcare in America, and he wants to work with them, in
crafting a "wonderful replacement" to what we have now.
6. And lastly..President Trump signed 2 Executive Orders designed to cause ObamaCare to crash and burn even faster. And he has no intention of
reversing them, even though the Ryan-designed AHCA failed to be enacted.
You add all this together, and the direction that President Trump wants to take HealthCare in this country is obvious, don't you think?
I see him enabling a 3-tier system for America..
1.) Opening Medicare to anyone who wants it, and can afford to purchase the coverage.
2.) Medicaid to anyone who cannot afford to buy in to Medicare.
3.) Private Health Insurance for anyone who wants it, assuming they're healthy enough to be approved, and can afford the premiums.
By June 30th, HHS Secretary Tom Price will know how many health insurance companies will participate in each state for 2018, and what their premiums
and increases will be. Soon thereafter, he'll know how many doctors and hospitals will/will not accept ObamaCare patients for 2018. If, as
expected, the premiums are significantly higher and medical provider participation is even less than what we're seeing this year, President Trump
will present the "3-tier" system to the full Congress for URGENT consideration.
Naturally, this thread is just a guess/prediction/hope of mine, but it is based on Donald Trump's history and interviews while he was a
multi-national business tycoon. That environment is where he shaped his beliefs. I don't think being President for 90 days has changed any of them.
If anything, after seeing how inefficient ObamaCare is, and how dysfunctional his own party has become, his desire for a simple system, that takes
care of all Americans' medical needs, is stronger than ever. The CBO will show this as costing much less than ObamaCare, while covering more people,