Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New York Magazine: President Trump: ‘Nobody Knew Health Care Could Be So Complicated’

Remember when Donald Trump made it seem like he would easily repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)? Well, most of us knew that wouldn't happen and now it looks like the President knows this as well. New York Magazine reports:

"If there’s one thing almost everybody across the political spectrum knows about health-care reform, it’s that it’s really hard. People who study the issue closely know it. People who don’t follow the issue know. (That’s why lots of smart people don’t follow the issue closely — it’s really hard!) But there is apparently a category of people who did not realize until very recently that the issue is hard, and that category consists of Donald J. Trump, who told reporters today, 'It’s an unbelievably complex subject. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.'"

Actually everybody knew that. But not knowing it was the thing that held together his impossible promises.
By Jonathan Chait