Trump’s cruel attack on healthcare

The COVID Diaries – 90 26th June

In what seems to be a remarkable own goal even by Donald Trump’s standards, he has asked the US Supreme Court to scrap the Affordable Care Act, which was introduced by his predecessor Barack Obama to provide healthcare coverage to millions of Americans.

The President’s lawyers are arguing the legislation, known as Obamacare and seen as one of the Democrat ex-president’s most significant achievements, became invalid when the Republican-led Congress axed parts of it in 2017.

Democrats have accused the administration of waging a “senseless crusade” of “unfathomable cruelty” on healthcare protections just as the United States on Thursday recorded its highest one-day rise in Covid-19 infections yet.

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