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Dec

How Trump Plan To Gut Obamacare Will Take Down Medicare

Donald Trump’s campaign vow to repeal Obamacare is now fast-tracked in Congress and will embraced by his nominees to run the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

But the promise will also have another intended consequence if fully repealed: It will severely damage Medicare, which Republicans also fervently want to dismantle and privatize.

Although Trump said during the campaign that he wouldn’t touch Medicare or Social Security — he wouldn’t have secured enough Electoral College votes if he had — tearing apart Obamacare will almost certainly raise costs for Medicare beneficiaries and hasten its decline as a guaranteed, fee-for-service system.

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