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Under Trump, the number of uninsured kids is suddenly rising

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Under Trump, the number of uninsured kids is suddenly rising

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More US kids were uninsured in 2017 than 2016.

11/29/18
An estimated 3.9 million children were uninsured in 2017, according to new research from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, up from 3.6 million in 2016. Every state saw an increase in their share of uninsured children; Washington, D.C. did not. The most likely culprits, per the report:

  • The Republican pursuit of Obamacare repeal and their success in repealing the individual mandate.
  • The Trump administration’s regulations that undermine the health care law.
  • Congress allowed an unprecedented lapse in funding authorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • President Trump’s immigration crackdown: Nearly 1 in 4 children in the US have a parent who is an immigrant, and we have strong evidence that an unwelcoming environment for that population leads them to pull out of public programs similar to CHIP and Medicaid.
“All of these changes in the national political and policy realm mark a sharp reversal after many years of successful efforts to reduce the uninsured rate for children and families,” the researchers wrote. The other most notable feature is that most of the children who lost health coverage from 2016 to 2017 live in states that refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare: three-fourths of the 276,000, according to the Georgetown researchers. In fact, 3 in 10 uninsured kids in the US live in either Florida or Texas, the two biggest states that have refused to expand Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.

Trump's "children first" MAGA. Except when it isn't, which is 99.9% of the time.

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You don't need insurance, just don't go to the doctor. See! Problem solved.
 

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Under Trump, the number of uninsured kids is suddenly rising

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More US kids were uninsured in 2017 than 2016.



Trump's "children first" MAGA. Except when it isn't, which is 99.9% of the time.

Related: Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don't Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise

"President Trump’s immigration crackdown: Nearly 1 in 4 children in the US have a parent who is an immigrant, and we have strong evidence that an unwelcoming environment for that population leads them to pull out of public programs similar to CHIP and Medicaid."

What "immigration crackdown"? I know about Trump's "illegal immigration" crackdown. If that is what Dylan Scott is actually talking about, then he should be honest enough to say so. It makes me wonder what else he is not being honest about.

Anyway, I think an unwelcome environment for illegal aliens and their children is a good thing. Maybe those illegal aliens will eventually feel so unwelcome they'll go away.
 

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Under Trump, the number of uninsured kids is suddenly rising

kids-health-770.jpg

More US kids were uninsured in 2017 than 2016.



Trump's "children first" MAGA. Except when it isn't, which is 99.9% of the time.

Related: Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don't Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise

Health care hasn't been addressed yet. Remember the infamous McCain thumbs down? I'm a believer that a split Congress can be beneficial for health care legislation. We'll see if the Democrats are willing to start working with Trump, or if they just want to continue accomplishing nothing.
 

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Under Trump, the number of uninsured kids is suddenly rising

kids-health-770.jpg

More US kids were uninsured in 2017 than 2016.



Trump's "children first" MAGA. Except when it isn't, which is 99.9% of the time.

Related: Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don't Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise

Success! If Trump actually gets his wish of repealing the ACA, which hasn't happened and shows no sign of happening any time soon, just imagine how many more children will be left without health care! Isn't that what the Trump supporters want?
 

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Under Trump, the number of uninsured kids is suddenly rising

kids-health-770.jpg

More US kids were uninsured in 2017 than 2016.



Trump's "children first" MAGA. Except when it isn't, which is 99.9% of the time.

Related: Number Of U.S. Kids Who Don't Have Health Insurance Is On The Rise

This works well with the loosening of environmental laws. Now, when the cancer rates in children go up, American won't have to waste a bunch of money treating them.


Literally sacrificing children to MAGA, and the base defends it. What could be more Trumpian?
 
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