This week, Trump took his assault on our health care one step further by canceling funding that reduces the cost of health care for millions of lower-income Americans.

What seems to be missing from this analysis is that from it’s inception, this funding has been successfully challenged in the courts as outside the provisions of the ACA.

I find this debate interesting, because it demonstrates how so many US citizens and politicians are willing to accept a questionable policy by the administrative branch as long as it “helps somebody.”

Using the “helps somebody” criteria, one can justify greater and greater levels of government intervention into the society, economy…..anywhere…..until you have a totalitarian state.

So, I would suggest to the politicians involved that a compromise be reached. Keep in mind that whether or not the thing called the “ACA” is upheld, revised, or overturned is irrelevant; what matters is Americans that were currently unqualifed for a health insurance program prior to the ACA are now covered.

To believe otherwise is politics, not governance.

Congress has the authority to compel the federal government to make these payments and stabilize the health care markets.

BINGO. Thank you for agreeing. You obviously see that the Obama payments were *not* allowable by law, by saying this; and to allow them, a new law must be passed.

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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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