Trump urges Supreme Court to strike out Obamacare, Internet calls it a 'stupid racist' move during pandemic
Trump's latest move is met with severe criticism as it would restrict around 20 million Americans from protection benefits for people with pre-existing health issues
Despite fatalities from Covid-19 surging by the day, Trump's administration on Thursday (June 25) asked the Supreme Court to strike out the landmark Affordable Care Act, an insurance coverage plan which was initiated during Barack Obama's presidency. The recent move was met with severe criticism as it would restrict around 20 million Americans from benefiting from Obamacare and other protection benefits for people with pre-existing health issues.
Addressing the same, Democratic 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden said, during his speech in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, "If Donald Trump won't end his senseless crusade against health coverage, I look forward to ending it for him." Reflecting on the impact the new rule could have on the lives of citizens in these trying times, he further stated, "If Donald Trump has his way, complications from Covid-19 could become a new pre-existing condition. Some survivors will experience lasting health impacts — like lung scarring and heart damage."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, condemning the Justice Department's decision, said, "President Trump and the Republicans' campaign to rip away the protections and benefits of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of the coronavirus crisis is an act of unfathomable cruelty," reports CNN. A significant number of people also took to Twitter to express their disappointment in Trump for trying to overturn Obamacare at the Supreme Court.
One agitated internet user expressed, "The Trump administration's constant attack on Obamacare is sickening. His solutions are STUPID. As a cancer survivor, I can tell you that our health care (while high quality) is ridiculously expensive and not accessible to many. I'm sick of it." Meanwhile taking a diss at Trump, one tweeted, "Trump administration asks Supreme Court to strike down #Obamacare — The Washington Post (It’s almost as if he thinks he’s running out of time to finish the destruction of the USA.)". Another added, "Trump trues to invalidate Obamacare. He’s a monster who will stop at nothing."
Calling Trump out for risking the lives of millions who solely depend on Obamacare amid recession and pandemic, one wrote, "Trump is trying to end Obamacare during a pandemic while millions of unemployed Americans depend on Healthcare. Trump is so filled with racist spite that he will try to end Obamacare with no replacement healthcare."
However, a few of them seem alright with the idea of Obamacare being ruled out as they couldn't draw many benefits from it. "I am thankful for those who benefited from Obamacare, but to me, it was a hard expense. I wish they would make it more affordable for those who don't get sick." said one.