Health policy experts, health advocates, and conservative think tanks are pointing to the failure of the Trump administration’s health care proposal as evidence that the president’s approach is a failed model.
In a joint statement, the conservative American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Action, two conservative think tank organizations, said the plan would not provide sufficient coverage for all Americans.
The two groups said the administration’s plan would cost $2.6 trillion and would have the opposite effect of what it is designed to do.
“The Trump health reform plan does not provide any coverage for the millions of Americans who are currently uninsured and is likely to cause them more financial hardship,” the two groups wrote.
“This is despite the fact that the plan provides substantial subsidies to help low-income Americans afford health insurance and covers a significant number of Americans in the expansion of Medicaid.”
The conservative think-tank groups are the latest to raise concerns about the president and the health care plan.
Earlier this month, Heritage Action released a report that criticized the Trump White House’s approach to health care and called it a “disaster” that “won’t succeed.”
On Monday, the Heritage Action issued a report arguing that the Trump plan “lacks the substance” to provide health coverage to all Americans, as well as for children and adults with pre-existing conditions.