New York Times editorial board: Trump’s health care bill is dangerous for the nation
New York City — President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are facing a crisis over the fate of their health care plan.
A new editorial from the New York’s Times editorial page, calling for a shutdown of the Affordable Care Act, has the newspaper calling on lawmakers to keep the health care law as a major legislative priority.
The editorial was published Thursday afternoon.”
The president and the speaker are going to have to find a way to keep this bill alive as a legislative priority, but this is not the time to do so.”
The editorial was published Thursday afternoon.
The Trump administration is pressing Congress to keep up the pressure on Republicans to pass a bill that would repeal parts of the ACA.
But some Republicans have expressed concern that the proposal is too expensive, and could ultimately cause insurance companies to pull out of the marketplaces.
The Republican plan would raise the taxes on people earning less than $25,000 a year and people making between $50,000 and $75,000, while capping their monthly premiums at $2,500.
The plan would also allow insurers to charge people with pre-existing conditions more.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin said the bill was the best plan to save Americans from the “great financial catastrophe” that could ensue if insurers pull out.
The plan would have an immediate effect on the uninsured, but it would also cause long-term damage, Ryan said in an interview Thursday.
He called the bill the most significant overhaul of the health insurance market since the ACA, and said it was a key part of his plan to “restore America’s health system.”
The president has repeatedly touted his health care proposals, and his administration has been trying to get lawmakers to pass it as quickly as possible.
House Democrats, meanwhile, have called on the Trump to keep working on his health plan.
“I am confident that the American people will be able to get their act together and work out a deal that is achievable,” Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a statement Thursday.
“The time to put our country on a path to health care for all is now.”
The White House has said the health law will be in place through 2024.