Trump’s sneaky backdoor Obamacare repeal is working

Source: Catherine Rampell, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Last year , much of the country watched with growing fury as Republicans tried to undo President Barack Obama’s signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act.  Americans stormed town halls. They jammed congressional phone lines. Bill after bill attempting to dismantle Obamacare imploded. By October, it looked like Republicans had given up at last.

How wrong that was.

In fact, next year there will be about 9 million fewer Americans with real health insurance coverage than would have been the case had pre-Trump policies stayed in place, according to a report released Monday by the Urban Institute.

By “real health insurance,” I mean plans that actually cover things — as opposed to plans that just take your money and then, legally, pay few if any claims.

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