Take from the poor, give to the rich. Trumpcare would reduce the quality of and access to health care for the middle class while giving tax breaks to the wealthy, asserts the New York Times editorial board. Many Americans would be entirely unable to acquire health care due to their pre-existing conditions. Medicaid funding would drop by 45% while 23 million people would lose their health insurance. These and more downsides come in order to give the richest 1% an average tax cut of $37,200. If this bill passes, it would be an immense setback for the country and ruin the lives of those that need medical care the most.
Pull them up by their bootstraps. Trump’s health care budget would put Americans to work and give the economy a much-needed boost, holds Stephen Moore of the American Spectator. During Obama’s time in office, social-welfare policies were introduced that created a massive budget deficit, which Trump is trying to fix. The budget encourages job-creation so that millions of Americans would be able to support themselves and stop depending on welfare and food stamps. Moore argues that this bill would make Americans earn their money instead of getting it from handouts while strengthening the economy.