Trump’s death panel: The president-elect already violated health care promises by appointing Tom Price

Trump’s pledge to protect Americans who depend on Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid is a matter of life or death

But not long after their euphoria over his inauguration fades, they are going to learn why his administration is so likely to drive those statistics in the wrong direction. Despite his promises to protect Social Security and Medicare — and his vow to replace the Affordable Care Act with “something much better” — Trump’s cabinet appointees and his allies in Congress plan ruinous changes to those programs. And that will mean ruin, and in thousands of cases death, for the mostly white and working-class people who depend so heavily on them.

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