President Trump’s executive order on Obamacare subsidies will ensure that the quality of health care goes down while costs go up for everyone, suggests the NewJersey.com Editorial Board. He is allowing companies to offer terrible health care plans at low prices. Healthy, young and low-income people will go for them instead of funding Obamacare, which covers those in real need, who can’t afford to cover their own treatment. If the former do get sick, they will find that their care isn’t enough. Cancer patients and other highly ill Americans will see their prices rise this way. Trump is risking Americans’ health to score a political victory.
The notion that President Trump is destroying the American health care system is false, he is merely improving it, holds Avik Roy of Forbes. First of all, the bulk of his changes return Obamacare to the state that it was in for most of Obama’s presidency. He is simply rolling back changes to allow Congress to decide where which subsidies should be applied. Trump is giving Americans the option of choosing their own health care plans instead of being forced into the same deal just to subsidize others with higher costs. Most importantly, premiums and costs will not rise for low-income Americans. Trump is bettering Obamacare.