White House economic adviser says it isn’t fair healthy people have to subsidize sick people

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Exactly one year ago this week, candidate Donald Trump promised he would ‘hire the best people’ in his administration. We’ve seen time and time again what an absolute failure he’s been at delivering on that promise. He’s chosen one incompetent nincompoop after another, and today was no different. This time it’s White House economic adviser Stephen Moore, who joined Trump’s advisory team directly from the Heritage Foundation swamp.

Trump adviser Moore on unfairness of the healthy subsidizing the sick: "people want insurance for their own families, not other peoples' "

— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 19, 2017

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Needless to say, it is crystal clear this top Trump adviser has no clue how insurance actually works. None. And reaction from Twitter has been swift and brutal:

One nation, under God, divisible into discrete family units, with liberty and justice for me. The rest of you are on your own. Amen. USA! https://t.co/CuoNy7C2Cp

— David Waldman, LLC (@KagroX) September 19, 2017

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Really, this ought to disqualify him from giving economic commentary, like, forever. https://t.co/RjIL5jkkTH

— Kai Ryssdal (@kairyssdal) September 19, 2017

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“Insurance” pic.twitter.com/XPXjGsW9La

— Andy Wright (@AndyMcCanse) September 19, 2017

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That sums up our country right now for a lot on the right. Screw everyone else, I only care about myself.

— Scott Henke (@scott_henke) September 19, 2017

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pic.twitter.com/U1EjhvEtYJ

— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) September 19, 2017

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So what people want isn't “insurance” then, is it? https://t.co/ZLT0DnRvU8

— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 19, 2017

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They definitely want that. They also apparently don't understand how this works. https://t.co/5xUv3OwXZ3

— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 19, 2017

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Moore isn’t the only Republican who doesn’t seem to have any basic understanding of how insurance works:

Paul Ryan says insurance can't work if healthy must pay more to subsidize the sick. But this is exactly what happens in every employer plan.

— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) March 9, 2017

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