Trump Sells Out His Own Voters And Those He Vowed To Protect

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Trump Sells Out His Own Voters And Those He Vowed To Protect

By ending cost-sharing reduction payments, Trump sold out his own voters and middle-class families across the country.

Pro-Trump states will be hurt the most by Trump’s decision.

Associated Press: “Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The number underscores the political risk for Trump and his party, which could end up owning the blame for increased costs and chaos in the insurance marketplace.”

Trump’s decision will raise costs for middle-class families.

USA Today: “Trump’s move will lead to higher premiums for middle class consumers he’s vowed to protect”

NPR: “President Trump’s decision Thursday to end subsidy payments to health insurance companies is expected to raise premiums for middle-class families and cost the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars.”