‘I Hope That They End It’: Trump Wants Supreme Court To Topple ACA
In video of a contentious CBS '60 Minutes' interview the White House released early, President Donald Trump insists he has a replacement plan if the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act in an upcoming case. He offered no details when pressed.
Trump In 60 Minutes Interview: The Supreme Court Should End Obamacare
Days before the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump isn’t making any secret of his health care agenda: He wants the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act — which could leave tens of millions without health care coverage — and he’s nowhere close to having a plan in its place. “I hope they end it,” Trump told 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl, in an interview that the Trump campaign preemptively released over purported concerns that the president’s words would be misconstrued. “It’ll be so good if they end it.” (Scott, 10/22)
Trump Releases ‘60 Minutes’ Video, Says He Hopes Court Ends Obamacare
Repeatedly pressed by ["60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley] Stahl on what would happen to Americans who could lose their insurance or protections for preexisting conditions, Trump said his administration had -- or would have --- “various plans.” Stahl told Trump that he’d made earlier statements promising a plan “will be here in two weeks -- it’s going to be something like we’ve never seen before. And of course we haven’t seen it. So why didn’t you develop a health plan?” Trump said: “It is developed, it is fully developed, it is going to be announced soon.” (Sinkn, 10/22)
Trump Presented CBS With Book On His Health Care Record – Opened To A Blank Page
President Trump on Wednesday tweeted photos of 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl holding a large book ostensibly documenting his healthcare accomplishments – but one photo showed Stahl opening the book to a blank page, underscoring Democratic attacks against Trump’s health care record. (Solender, 10/21)
Trump Wants The Supreme Court To “End” Obamacare. Here’s How They’d Do It.
“I hope that they end it.” That’s what President Donald Trump told CBS this week, referring to an upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of Obamacare. On November 10, the court—which will almost certainly include three Trump appointees—will hear arguments in the latest Republican challenge to the landmark health care law. If the justices side with Trump, millions of Americans could lose their health coverage. (Weinberg, 10/22)
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How Trump Success In Ending Obamacare Would Kill Fauci Plan To Conquer HIV
In his State of the Union address in February 2019, Donald Trump vowed to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.' But if Trump has his way and the supreme court strikes down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the resulting seismic disruption to the healthcare system would end that dream. (Ryan, 10/23)
KHN On The Air This Week
KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner discussed the impact of the election and the upcoming Supreme Court challenge on the Affordable Care Act with New Hampshire Public Radio’s “The Exchange” and WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Wednesday. Rovner also spoke with Newsy’s “Morning Rush” on Thursday about the roles of health care and COVID-19 in the presidential campaign. (10/23)