President Donald Trump crowed about a court ruling that upholds hospital pricing transparency, but he also claimed that it’s more important than healthcare itself. The ruling does nothing to fix the exorbitant cost of healthcare in this country.
Healthcare prices are through the roof and have only risen since Trump took office. But he touted a recent court ruling in favor of a law that requires hospitals to tell patients how much their care will cost before they receive it.
BIG VICTORY for patients – Federal court UPHOLDS hospital price transparency. Patients deserve to know the price of care BEFORE they enter the hospital. Because of my action, they will. This may very well be bigger than healthcare itself. Congratulations America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2020
It’s certainly a win for transparency, but while that’s good progress, it does nothing to fix the high and rising costs of healthcare that have forced many Americans into bankruptcy.
This court ruling certainly is not bigger than healthcare itself. People need healthcare, but they should not have to go bankrupt to get it, nor should they be forced to deny themselves the care they need in order to protect their finances.
Our healthcare system is barbaric by some estimations, and so is Trump for pretending that this ruling does anything but inform Americans of how much debt they are about to take on in order to get the care they should be entitled to as a human being.
Twitter users threw the book at him.
So now Patients won’t be surprised by large hospital bills. Instead they will just forgo life-saving procedures because Trump has made sure that they can’t get affordable healthcare.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) June 24, 2020
Yeah, cuz knowing the cost of the surgery you can’t afford is better than healthcare that covers it.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) June 24, 2020
So let get this straight! You annihilated & bankrupted Obama Care! LEAVING NO Affordable CARE ACT! Leaving Americans with NO COVERAGE! But your proud of their billing? You delusional treasonous pathological liar fucking moron conman rancid fishlips incompetent corrupt ASSHOLE!!! pic.twitter.com/TLQ6WZDDlD
— Frank D’Angelo (@FrankDangelo23) June 24, 2020
Price? Really? You ignored all the warnings and 120k people are dead.
— Eileen Marie Sarah (@EileenMarieSar1) June 24, 2020
As of now most Hospitals tell you about what a procedure will cost. I’d rather have affordable health care or insurance that covered it. Now we can see how badly they’re ripping us off but you did nothing about them ripping us off
— Lauren Robertson (@LLRobertson75) June 24, 2020
How the fuck is telling patients the price of healthcare THEY CANNOT AFFORD a victory you dumb ass?
HEALTHCARE AFFORDED TO EVERYONE IRRESPECTIVE OF WEALTH AS A HUMAN RIGHT IS A VICTORY!
HEALTH CARE IS AND SHOULD BE A HUMAN RIGHT!
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) June 24, 2020
Knowing the price of healthcare means nothing if you can’t afford it.
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