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No surprise here – Trumpcare would hurt poor and working class

No surprise here – Trumpcare would hurt poor and working class

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IN A LONG-AWAITED report on the Republican health-care plan, the Congressional Budget Office said the plan would shrink the federal deficit by $337 billion by 2026, partly by leaving 24 million Americans uninsured.

That’s because the savings would come from shrinking Medicaid, the federal program that allows poor Americans to get health care they otherwise couldn’t afford. At the same time, the plan would charge seniors higher rates.

There is, however, one group that wins in all this. Wealthy Americans would get a $600 billion tax cut over 10 years.

In other words, Trumpcare – a billionaire’s plan designed to help those in his own financial strata – is Robin Hood in reverse. It robs from the poor and gives to the rich.

Worst of all, every American should have seen this coming. Especially the white working-class voters who believed President Trump would somehow change their fortunes for the better.

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Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor of and morning host on 900 am WURD radio. Click here to learn more about Solomon.