Gwen Hurd got the letter just before her shift at the outlet mall. Her health insurance company informed her that coverage for her family of three, purchased through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, would cost almost 60 percent more this year — $1,200 a month.
President Trump’s new budget envisions eviscerating Obamacare — but it also includes money to fund contentious payments to insurance companies next year, in a move that conservatives say will end up sustaining the struggling law.
Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse, has held licenses in five states and Washington, D.C. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates and the different courses each state requires.
On the campaign trail, Trump promised – repeatedly — he wouldn’t cut Medicare benefits. That was then: Trump promised over and over to ‘save’ Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Will he? This is now: Seniors will pay the price for Trump’s Medicare cuts.