“minorities, senior citizens, disabled and sick people.”

I don’t see any reason to think that would happen for the first two groups. Minorities benefit from better economic conditions and nothing that has a chance of passing will negatively modify benefits for existing senior recipients. (The exception might be the Obama-suggested alteration in the COLA formula.)

The ACA is another matter entirely. There are multiple reasons as to why it is failing from a fiduciary and financial standpoint, and it is possible that at the end of the day, after you fix all the distortions, the bottom line is that it provides too much insurance than the government can afford to subsidize, assuming no other priorities in the government change. I HOPE that’s not the case, and it can be fixed by restructuring, but I have my doubts.

In that case, it may be necessary to decrease the benefit, hopefully slightly.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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