President Trump’s latest Obamacare reform could do serious damage to the healthcare system, resulting in Americans getting a far worse deal, holds Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post. It will see protections for preexisting conditions, deductibles and basic coverage requirements disappear. Premiums would skyrocket for all, driving away the young and healthy, so they’d go up even further. The healthcare market risks becoming highly destabilized this way. Insurers would be able to choose what state’s healthcare regulation to apply. That would allow providers to cut many corners and drastically lower the quality of care for people.
Obamacare's approach to healthcare is a one-size-fits-all model that makes everybody pay the same price for different services. Trump understands that all Americans have different needs and that individuals shouldn't foot the bill for care they'll never use, suggests Betsy McCaughey of the New York Post. Accusations from Democrats that this will destroy American healthcare are wrong. While many benefit from subsidies that keep their costs low, 8.8 million people unfairly see their premiums rise year in, year out. Families that don't plan on having kids shouldn't be forced to pay for children's dental care. Trump is improving healthcare for everyone.