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President Trump’s attempt to end ACA health care protections during pandemic is reckless

President Donald Trump’s effort to terminate the Affordable Care Act during a deadly global pandemic is reckless and could be catastrophic for millions of Americans. Without health care, people will be less likely to seek treatment for their health conditions. As a medical student, I have seen firsthand the impact of delaying health care treatment due to lack of insurance or inability to pay. People may ignore concerning symptoms of COVID-19 to avoid co-pays and out-of-pocket costs.

Delaying care during this pandemic is not only dangerous to the individuals, but also to those around them, given the spread of the virus. This is particularly true for those with risk factors, such as diabetes or heart disease, who are at increased risk of complications.

Crippling the ACA poses a myriad of other obstacles for patients. For example, patients with pre-existing conditions, who were protected from discriminatory exclusion by the ACA, could

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: Trump’s nominee vows to be apolitical as Democrats warn of threat to health care

Democrats acknowledged there is little they can do to stop Barrett’s confirmation. So they seemed determined to use the hearings to portray Republicans as a threat to the Affordable Care Act and the nomination as a last-ditch effort to save Trump should next month’s election lead to litigation in the Supreme Court.

On optics alone, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) seemed to speak for everyone when he said, “There is nothing about this that is normal.”

The nominee, who spoke for just 12 minutes, wore a black mask for nearly the entire hearing. Several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee participated remotely, one because he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a first, the Architect of the Capitol submitted a letter certifying that the hearing room met Centers for Disease Control and Prevention safety regulations.

And when the 48-year-old Barrett, nominated by Trump after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

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Twitter labels Trump’s health update ‘misleading’ after he says he’s ‘immune’ to COVID-19

Twitter censored a tweet from President Trump as “misleading” for saying he’s “immune” to COVID-19 and can’t spread the virus.

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!” Trump tweeted Sunday.

The tech giant censored the tweet later that day, labeling it “misleading.”

“This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible,” reads a message that now appears over the president’s tweet.

Both Twitter and Facebook censored Trump last week for a post

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White House has gone to extreme lengths to withhold info on Trump’s health

  • The White House has consistently lacked transparency when it comes to President Donald Trump’s health, especially since he contracted COVID-19.
  • Multiple officials have refused to say when the last time Trump tested negative for the virus was, raising questions as to what they could be hiding.
  • The White House has also been opaque about a mysterious trip Trump took to Walter Reed last November.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

There has been an extreme lack of transparency from the White House when it comes to President Donald Trump’s health, even after he contracted COVID-19. 

The Trump administration has consistently dodged questions on when Trump’s last negative COVID-19 test was, which is vital information in terms of who the president may have exposed and precisely when he was infected. The White House has said Trump was diagnosed on October 1, but the administration’s refusal to say when the president’s

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Schumer: Trump’s Supreme Court nominee should recuse from health care, election cases

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden says he’ll reveal position on court packing ‘when the election is over’ Pelosi asked if steroids influenced Trump’s decision on coronavirus relief Schumer and Statehood for Puerto Rico MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea unveils large intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade Trump no longer considered a risk to transmit COVID-19, doctor says New ad from Trump campaign features Fauci MORE‘s Supreme Court nominee, should pledge to recuse herself from any cases involving the Affordable Care Act or the outcome of the Nov. 3 election. 

“This nominee comes before us with serious conflicts of interest and we’re here today to say that given Judge Barrett’s conflicts of interest she should recuse herself from any decision involving the Affordable Care Act and its protections and any decision related to the election that we

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Trump’s war on Obamacare is coming back to bite him

Americans don’t yet know whether doctors have protected President Donald Trump from the effects of Covid-19. They do know his gold-standard care is beyond their reach.



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And that moves to center stage an issue beyond the Trump administration’s fumbling response to coronavirus: the President still wants to eliminate his predecessor’s signature Affordable Care Act.

Three years after the late Sen. John McCain turned thumbs down on the effort to repeal Obamacare in Congress, Trump offers a three-part health care pitch:

  • Part 1: he has all but eliminated Obamacare already.
  • Part 2: His cheaper alternative preserves Obamacare’s most popular features.
  • Part 3: as a result, a Supreme Court decision to erase the entire law would represent “a big win” for the country.

Unfortunately for Trump, voters have seen that parts one and two are both false. And that makes

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The White House has gone to extraordinary lengths to withhold critical information about Trump’s health, even after he contracted a deadly virus



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  • The White House has consistently lacked transparency when it comes to President Donald Trump’s health, especially since he contracted COVID-19.
  • Multiple officials have refused to say when the last time Trump tested negative for the virus was, raising questions as to what they could be hiding.
  • The White House has also been opaque about a mysterious trip Trump took to Walter Reed last November.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

There has been an extreme lack of transparency from the White House when it comes to President Donald Trump’s health, even after he contracted COVID-19. 

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The Trump administration has consistently dodged questions on when Trump’s last negative COVID-19 test was, which is vital information in terms of who the president may have exposed and precisely when he was infected. The White House has said Trump was diagnosed on October 1, but the administration’s refusal

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Pelosi embraces bill on presidential succession, raises questions about Trump’s health

“This is not about President Trump. He will face the judgment of the voters, but he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents,” Pelosi told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference.

She later added: “This legislation applies to future presidents, but we are reminded of the necessity of action by the health of the current president.”

Pelosi’s comments and her embrace of the legislation come against the backdrop of Trump’s dismissiveness about the threat of the coronavirus and his erratic response to negotiations on a federal relief package.

After abandoning the talks earlier this week, Trump said Friday that he wants a major deal with Pelosi and Congress.

“I would like to see a bigger stimulus package, frankly, than either the Democrats or the Republicans are offering. I’m going in the exact opposite now, okay?” he said in an interview with syndicated radio host

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Opinion | No more spin doctors. It’s time for a real one to answer questions about Trump’s health.

All presidents like to project robust health, and are loath to admit weakness, even if caused by events beyond their control. When President Ronald Reagan was shot in March 1981, after just weeks in office, the public was told he was cracking jokes long before they learned the seriousness of his injury. But when a president’s health is abnormal, the public has a right to know, especially if the problem has any effect on his fitness to perform his duties. In Mr. Trump’s case, the unanswered questions are glaring.

On Nov. 16, 2019, Mr. Trump went to Walter Reed, eight months after his annual physical, a trip not on his public schedule. His press secretary said he underwent a “quick exam and labs” and he “remains healthy and energetic without complaints.” Sean Conley, the White House physician, said Mr. Trump had an “interim checkup” that was “routine” and had not

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Pelosi announces bill on 25th Amendment after questioning Trump’s health

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced legislation to create a commission that would allow Congress to oust a president from office, using the 25th Amendment, a day after she accused President Trump of being “in an altered state” from his coronavirus treatment. 

“This is not about President Trump,” Pelosi maintained Friday. “He will face the judgment of the voters. But he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents.”

Pelosi denied that the timing of the legislation had anything to do with the election and argued that setting up a commission on presidential capacity is needed to “give some comfort to people” on the stability of the government. 

PELOSI QUESTIONS TRUMP’S HEALTH, SAYS ‘WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE 25TH AMENDMENT’

Trump immediately shot back and said Pelosi’s effort is really to remove a future President Joe Biden.

“Crazy Nancy Pelosi is looking at

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