• What do you think the effects of Trump are going to be on the ACA, specifically, our coverage as cancer patients?

    Asked by Bonecrusher on Thursday, January 19, 2017

    What do you think the effects of Trump are going to be on the ACA, specifically, our coverage as cancer patients?

    I'll have to say I am very nervous about this. I have been in business for 45 years and firmly believe that a true business man like Trump could turn a lot of things around. I know that when I see roadside projects going on locally, either County or State levels, I always think of how I could save the govt. thousands by putting those workers that are standing there over on another job. They could get twice as much done if manpower and projects were managed correctly.

    Insurance and pre-existing conditions that we have are another issue. Common sense needs to be used here, and so far I'm not seeing any,.

    13 Answers from the Community

    13 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I think that soundbites are scaring people.

      I know that A LOT of people here disagree with me, but I am looking forward to Donald Trump taking office. We spend a TON of time listening to the various news stations and, of late, to the Congressional hearings for confirmation of his nominees.

      Everything says that people with pre-existing conditions WILL have insurance. People with "children" aged 26 or below will be able to insure them.

      Hopefully, people will actually be able to afford the insurance AND their deductibles will be reasonable, both problems under ACA.

      Trump said in a speech recently that one of his goals is to get medication costs under control. Big lobbyists aren't going to find an easy ear, I do not think. Getting pharmaceutical costs under control would help most of us A LOT.

      Again, many here disagree with me. I won't argue with those who wish to disagree (I won't convince them; they won't convince me). I personally believe that Trump ran for office (and won) because he cares about the common man. I believe he ran for office because he really does want to make America great again for his kids and grandkids ... and the rest of us.

      So .... while I keep reading little soundbites from people who want to fear monger, what I am hearing means the insurance plan is going to be superior to Obamacare. It sounds like there may be a smorgasbord of choices available.

      Time will tell, I guess. What I hope and pray is that the new insurance plan will be understood before it is passed and not after. Who can forget that nutcase Nancy Pelosi saying that we had to pass the bill before we could read it????

      over 5 years ago
    • Ejourneys' Avatar

      Express your concerns to your elected officials. I have.

      Contact info for senators:

      Information from Minnesota State University on ways to contact your House and Senate representatives:

      If you call their DC offices and their voicemail is full, call their local offices. You can get those numbers from their websites.

      Here's a New York Times article that explains why it's better to call than write:

      Here's an article by a former congressional staffer explaining the best way to call your reps:

      This guide, written by former congressional staffers, includes pointers on how to interact with your elected representatives at the local level:

      over 5 years ago
    • Carool's Avatar

      I hate Trump and the GOP and expect nothing good coming from them on anything, especially on healthcare. Ryan, Chief Psychopath, has his talons dug into Medicare, Medicaid, the ACA, and Social Security. I get Medicare and a supplement, and I am scared that the Republicans will privatize everything, causing most of us to spend far more than we have been. I think that if they meddle too much with these safety net programs that the Democrats created through the decades, there will be a real rebellion.

      over 5 years ago
    • cards7up's Avatar

      Just know that with SS/Medicare,this will not be something they can appeal immediately. So we have time to see what's going on down the road. Take care, Judy

      over 5 years ago
    • Songwriter's Avatar

      I voted for him BUT I want Medicare for cradle to grave.....I want major change in this country...

      over 5 years ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      Ditto to Carool
      Trump scares and disgusts me in all aspects of his being. But then, greedy, selfish bullys should disgust us all. But, obviously they didn't!
      If those of us on Medicare and Medicaid and Obama Care lose any of our benefits, there will be a revolution, and there certainly should be one.
      He has divided this country like no other president. What a shame, Lady Liberty weeps.

      over 5 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      Actually, I think Obama and HRC are also responsible for this divided Nation. And the idiot press that only half-reports ... commentates ... anything.

      On one thing we agree: the Nation is divided in ways I have never known it to be. Very, very sad where we are.

      over 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I don't know if Trump knows that the presidency is a real job not a reality show. Trump is so self absorbed that I doubt he will do much governing. He will leave that up to Pence who is a wild card to say the least. I also believe that Trump has little compassion for the common man and less for the poor . Trump has placed his assets in the hands of his children. I do not think that is a blind trust. A blind trust is one in which you place your assets in a trust and have NO communication with the trustee I believe that Trump will use the Presidency to line his pockets. It will be a very hard four years but I think we can get through it. Perhaps one of the four parties can put forward an honest woman or man who cares more about people than himself one who looks at the poor with compassion instead of distain We can only hope and pray.

      over 5 years ago
    • janec0488's Avatar

      I too have great concerns about Georgia Rep. Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
      Price wants to reduce the total financial assistance going to people buying private coverage and rescind entirely the law’s expansion of Medicaid for the poorest Americans.
      He wants insurers to sell bare-bones plans and, in some cases, deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Price wants to offer people tax credits, but there’d be no guarantee the credits could actually pay for comprehensive coverage
      Fewer people will be covered and, almost certainly, less financial protection for people with the worst medical conditions.
      He wants to privatize Medicare out of existence as early as next summer.
      The fact that Trump chose this guy to lead the Department of Health and Human Services speaks volumes about the anti-healthcare agenda that the next administration will pursue.

      over 5 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      I believe tax money ought to be pooled and split to benefit all citizens instead of pioled and taken by govt honchos and their private cronies.

      over 5 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar

      It's funny because I just signed up for Obamacare yesterday, hesitantly. I was on COBRA but couldn't find a job. So, I just retired, too young for Medicare. Hoping.

      over 5 years ago
    • Lindy's Avatar

      England has already signaled our future, one of the ways our corrupt elected elite will come after our purchased safety net is to reduce our treatment options. Just say no will have new meaning, the rich do not share our bond with humanity, casualties not their problem. Paris Hilton's brother's rant on that plane a spotlight on who is in charge. "...it is going to be a bumpy ride."

      over 5 years ago
    • Terri's Avatar

      I actually think people will die on the streets. I hate to say this, but there are a lot of people who feel that people with cancer are expendable, and should die. I am willing to give Trump a chance, but let me tell you, I am scared.

      over 5 years ago

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