Internal Document Shows Trump’s Agenda to End ObamaCare

The Trump administration and Republican lawmakers have been accused of “sabotage” of the health law after a document that was shared between Trump’s administration and Republican lawmakers last year showed how these officials planned to change ObamaCare through administrative actions.

The one-page document lists the 10 actions the administration was planning to take in order to do conservative-leaning changes to how the law is implemented. The document was shared on March 23 at a meeting with the House GOP lawmakers, as part of the effort for Republicans to win votes for the House’s ObamaCare repeal measure, which ironically was pulled the next day.

Since March, many of the actions listed have been implemented, but none of them managed to be fatal to ObamaCare, where some of these actions managed to even move the law in a more conservative direction.

Regarding the document’s actions, Democrats are stating that this is a true evidence of a plan meant to sabotage ObamaCare.

The Hill reports that the actions listed in the document include shortening the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period, giving states more flexibility to determine what ObamaCare plans must cover, and speeding up the approval of waivers in the health law that allow states to change certain rules.

Democratic Senator Bob Casey managed to obtain the document after many months of requests to the administration. The document was later published by Politico.

In a report from Casey’s office, it was said that the document “details how the Administration plotted secretly behind closed doors with Congressional Republicans on regulatory changes to undermine the ACA.”

Regarding this, it is important to mention that this release comes shortly after the Senate started to consider Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar. He is seen by Democrats as someone who will continue the sabotage of ObamaCare.

“While Senator Casey has not announced how he will vote on Mr. Azar, he has serious concerns that the next HHS Secretary could continue this pattern of sabotage,” said John Rizzo, Casey’s spokesman.

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