The TRUTH On the State of the Union

January 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Our friends at Health Care for American Now (HCAN) offered some sobering thoughts in response to the lies and glaring omissions from last night’s State of the Union:

In response to Trump’s first State of the Union, Health Care for America Now Co-Directors Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge released the following statement:


“Rather than take this opportunity to lay out a positive vision for the future of our country, President Trump used the State of the Union to tell the wealthy and well connected he’s on their side. But as is often case, he didn’t tell the truth about his record on the issues Americans care most about.


“Trump’s remarks about his tax plan included one lie after another. The Republican tax giveaway isn’t about raising workers’ pay or growing the economy – it’s about giving a massive tax break to rich people and big corporations, paid for by tax hikes on the middle class and cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefits working families depend on.


“Trump also didn’t tell the truth about health care, an issue where Trump and the Republicans don’t have a positive agenda – just a wrecking ball.  Trump has waged war on America’s health care from the day he took office, beginning with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He actively sabotaged the ACA, forcing consumers to pay more, weakening protections, and decreasing insurance options, and then he had the audacity to blame the ACA for the wreckage left in his wake. Trump and the Republicans in Congress also tried to slash Medicare and end Medicaid as we know it. As a result of their tax giveaway, 13 million people will lose their health care.”


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