WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: US President Donald Trump speaks during a strategic and policy discussion with CEOs in the State Department Library in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB) on April 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Yet another in the many, many points that need to be made today:


The House bill takes an axe to Medicaid, and isn’t subtle about it. It cuts over three quarters of a trillion dollars from the program—and turns the federal program into a block grant endeavor in which states are turned loose to use the remaining money with reduced federal oversight. It’s the money cut from Medicaid that provides the cash required to cut taxes on wealthy Americans, in fact. That’s where they’re getting the money from.

Setting federal oversight aside, “protecting Medicaid” means “cutting $880 billion from Medicaid” under no possible interpretation of “protect.”

So yes, Trump voters; he lied to you. He lied bigly. He just held a Rose Garden victory party to celebrate the House voting to decapitate and dismember the program.


Make them pay: Donate $1 right now to each of the Democratic nominee funds targeting vulnerable House Republicans who voted to destroy access to health care.

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Trump promised to protect Medicaid. He lied through his teeth.