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As coronavirus surges, Trump tries to dismantle healthcare for millions

He is at it again. This time, Donald Trump is attempting to destroy the Affordable Care Act in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Just in the past 11 days, we’ve set the record for largest daily increase in the number of new cases seven times. Clearly, the pandemic has not been brought under control. Despite the Republicans’ repeated and failed efforts to repeal Obamacare, Trump’s Justice Department, together with several state attorneys general, have asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Imagine that you have lost your job, your health insurance, and contracted COVID-19. You survive, but are left with scarring on your lungs or a cardiac infirmity. If Trump has his way, you will be excluded from purchasing health insurance. Going into the 2020 election, polls indicate that healthcare is Americans’ highest concern. If Trump were attempting to sabotage his chances at re-election he could not choose a better issue at a more opportune time.

Not only could Trump’s timing not be worse politically, but it is a moral abomination. More than 40 million Americans have lost their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With a health insurance system in which coverage for […]

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