HealthDay Reports: Trump Says Obamacare Must Go as US Coronavirus Cases Climb Past 1.2 Million
Even as cases of coronavirus in the United States continue to grow, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would be renewing efforts to end the Affordable Care Act, the government health insurance program that launched under President Obama to expand coverage to include all Americans.
THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. coronavirus cases surged past 1.2 million and the death toll topped 73,000 on Wednesday. But President Donald Trump also said Wednesday that he would renew efforts to end the Affordable Care Act, which many credit with opening access to health care amid the COVID-19 crisis.
"We want to terminate health care under Obamacare," Trump told reporters. The government health insurance program was designed to expand coverage to include all Americans.
Meanwhile, another 3.2 million jobless claims were filed last week, bringing the total unemployed since the nation's economy was shuttered to a historic 33 million.