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.
People who get health insurance through their employer are going to doctors and hospitals less, but they and their employers still are spending more money on health care. The reason: prices keep going up.
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.