Painful prognosis as Trump gleefully pulls plug on Obamacare

In a country where 60 per cent of bankruptcies are caused by colossal medical bills, the US president’s new healthcare plan is already being greeted with widespread dismay by millions of Americans

7th May, 2017
President Donald Trump looks to House Speaker Paul Ryan in the White House Rose Garden after the House pushed through his health care bill Photo: Getty

By the chaotic standards of Donald Trump’s presidency thus far, the past week was the most successful of his administration. He celebrated the first week of his second 100 days in office with few major gaffes. A new jobs report indicated that unemployment had reached its lowest level in a decade. And after a previous humiliating defeat, a third iteration of the Republican healthcare bill secured a narrow victory in the House of Representatives.

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