The White House / Flickr trump with pence and price...
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  — trademark bubbanomics

Trump’s own Department of Health and Human Services debunks his lie and the concerted Republican propaganda lie that Obamacare is failing. It’s not only NOT failing, according to Secretary Tom Price’s and Trump’s HHS: ‘the customer base is getting healthier and the risk pools have been stabilizing’.

Obamacare is NOT failing. If Republicans would fix it, they could improve it.

Republicans don’t want to improve it. They want to sabotage it.

Trump and his Republican Party are only interested in their massive tax cuts for 400 households with the highest income, at the expense of 22 million Americans health care.

This should be shared with everyone you know and then some.…

New data have been released contradicting Republican propaganda about the “failing” Affordable Care Act. What may be more embarrassing to the hardliners pushing repeal is that it comes from the government, specifically the Department of Health and Human Services.

Under Secretary Tom Price, the department has been a fount of anti-ACA rhetoric. But in an annual report about the ACA’s risk-management provisions issued Friday, Health and Human Services established that the key programs are “working as intended,” protecting insurers from unexpectedly large risks and moderating premiums for consumers.

Not only that, the data “would seem to refute the commonly held belief that the marketplace population is becoming sicker,” observes health economist Timothy Jost, writing in Health Affairs. In fact, according to the figures from 2016 in the latest report, the customer base is getting healthier and the risk pools have been stabilizing.

“Both the transitional reinsurance program and the permanent risk adjustment program are working as intended.” – Department of Health and Human Services

The conclusions in the Department of Health and Human Services report confirm that the ACA marketplace was stabilizing through 2016, despite GOP claims to the contrary. In fact, the marketplace did better than expected.

My conclusion is: Donald Trump and Republicans are lying propagandists, who are sabotaging America’s health insurance markets which is hiking rates of millions of Americans.

As our very own Charles Gaba masterfully points out on Twitter:

Tennessee’s health insurance rate hikes are pinned directly on Donald Trump and Republicans by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee by injecting uncertainty in the markets.

Trump, Price and Republicans acting on their lies to hurt Americans.

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