Posted by | January 21, 2017 07:00 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly

And so it begins.

Within hours of taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare.

The multi-part executive order stated that the administration’s official policy is “to seek the prompt repeal” of the Affordable Care Act — but at the same time emphasized that it must continue to uphold the law…

With his signature, Trump sent a powerful signal on Day One of his presidency: His top priority in the Oval Office will be dismantling the health care law that covers some 20 million Americans.

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  • labman57

    If the GOP removes the mandates and penalties so that young, relatively healthy Americans w/o other access to health insurance pull out of the ACA, then the cost of the program will skyrocket … which is basically what Trump and Congressional Republicans WANT to see happen.

    Then they will feel justified and vindicated when they move to kill the entire program and replace it with … nada.

    • StoneyCurtisll

      That is exactly what they intend to do.

      • bpollen

        They’ve usually tried to starve those things they don’t want to exist, like the EPA, CFPB, FEC, FCC, FDA, IRS… most of the alphabet.

        Now they seem to be stepping up their tactics of setting up failure because they are invested in that exact lack of success. Just like the bought and paid for are supposed to do.

  • mea_mark

    tRump and the GOP want to dismantle all that is good with government and just leave the defense industry. The country is going to go through a dismantling process. It should be imperative that are next set of leaders to govern our country are builders for the people, not destroyers for the oligarchy.

    • crc3

      There may be nothing left to to build on and the next set of “leaders” may be worse than what we have now. A true revolution is at hand or we can just sit on our ass and let the fascists rule and destroy what’s left of the USA…

      • granpa.usthai

        where is it written that you cannot be joyful – even in the midst of sprouting mushrooms?

        don’t worry

        be happy!

        and don’t be afraid to show it!

        • Some mushrooms make me especially joyful.

  • StoneyCurtisll

    No need to worry….
    Trump will replace it with the most fantastic healthcare ever..
    Everyone will be covered..
    And it will be far cheaper with lower deductibles and better coverage, (believe me)

  • granpa.usthai

    2020 trump campaign:

    keep trumpland great!

    both of you…or else!

  • Mensa Member

    Trump is acting like a dictator! Not my words, the Republicans:

    ” GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is pushing back against President Obama’s proposed executive actions.

    One, an amnesty rule, would provide more foreign worker permits for white collar jobs.

    Huckabee says this “power-play is classic dictator.’

    Why did we fight a revolution against the tyranny of one, unelected monarch so we could
    surrender our Constitution to this out-of-control president?”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/31/huckabee-obamas-executive-actions-mark-classic-dictator/