What You Need to Know for the 2018 General Election

Allan Fung is a Danger to Our Healthcare

Our health care system is under attack by Congress1 and President Trump2. Their health care plan would kick 23 million people of their health insurance plan3, gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions4, and raise premiums for people aged 50-645. While our health care was under attack Allan Fung did nothing and said it was not his focus6. Now he denies he would take away health protections7, but the real problem is that he would do nothing as Trump and the Republicans in Congress do just that.


Sources

1. Boston Globe. (May 12, 2018). Repeal failed but the GOP’s ACA attack continues. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2018/05/12/repeal-failed-but-gop-aca-attack-continues/89gBFwyvtXGZ0yYmF0DtkK/story.html
2. Vox. (June 8, 2018). Trump’s legal attack on Obamacare isn’t about health care. It’s a war on the rule of law. https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/6/8/17442238/trump-aca-obamacare-texas-department-of-justice-rule-of-law
3. NY Times. (May 24, 2017). G.O.P. health bill would leave 23 million more uninsured in a decade, C.B.O. says. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/us/politics/cbo-congressional-budget-office-health-care.html
4. LA Times. (August 28, 2018). The GOP claims its proposal would protect people with preexisting conditions. That’s a lie. http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-pre-existing-20180828-story.html
5. Forbes. (June 21, 2018). The Trump administration’s squeeze on affordable health insurance for 50- to 64-year-olds. https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2018/06/21/the-trump-administrations-squeeze-on-affordable-health-insurance-for-50-64-year-olds/
6. Providence Journal. (October 8, 2017). Political scene: Is Trump an asset or a liability for Rhode Island’s GOP contenders? http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20171001/political-scene-is-trump-asset-or-liability-for-rhode-islands-gop-contenders
7. WPRI. (September 24, 2018). Fung wants security upgrades, resource officers for RI schools. https://www.wpri.com/community/education/fung-wants-security-upgrades-resource-officers-for-ri-schools/1472381971