Trump’s Attacks on Health Care Will Backfire

New York Times

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In Donald Trump’s two-plus years as president, his approach to policymaking has often been defined by an unsavory stew of indecision, inaction, flip-flops and outright lies.

Nowhere has this been truer than with health care, where the administration has reversed direction multiple times.

A short history: During his presidential campaign, Mr. Trump said he would produce a health care plan that provided universal coverage and also promised that he would not cut Medicare or Medicaid. “Everybody’s got to be covered,” Mr. Trump told “60 Minutes,” a position that he repeated regularly until he took office.