About the only true statement President Trump has made since he's been in the White House is that fixing healthcare in America is complicated. Lobbyists are a problem in Washington and not just as their work pertains to the medical industrial complex in this country.
Now, I'll give the politicians a bit of cover here. If a member of Congress had a town hall-type meeting and randomly selected 15 or 20 audience members to spend a day with them to discuss their experiences with health care and what they thought worked well and didn't work well and what improvements could be made to our system from the ground up, you'd probably end up with 15 or 20 divergent views on what could or should be done to make health care affordable and equitable in the United States.
However, aside from failing to recognize health care as a right in America, too many politicians (especially Republicans) have a disturbing disdain for poor and impoverished people in my country. Unfortunately, this lack of concern for these types of people (even the working poor) is not limited to the issue of health care. We will see cuts to many social service programs as a way to improve our government budgets, thereby forcing people to take low-paying jobs and at the same time thwarting any attempts to raise the minimum wage. Working a minimum wage job will pay an individual more than if they are receiving assistance, but the difference in earnings compared to benefits received is very tight. Housing costs everywhere are high in comparison to wages earned. Gas and grocery prices fluctuate and can work in the worker's favor, but once they start to rise and wages stagnate, the wage earner is in trouble. Throw in an unexpected medical expense or auto repair bill, and the worker is right back to square one if not worse. Many conservatives think churches will be the salvation of the impoverished in the U.S. I think they are delusional.
And all of this adds up to a case where millions of people are in no position to financially withstand a recession. With a recession comes the loss of jobs. And we know that one will come at some point. And because Trump has now gotten rid of the banking restrictions that were put in place after 2008 you can expect to see tens of thousands of bankruptcies and people losing their homes when it all collapses. But not to worry. Trump liked the 2008 recession. It was a great buying opportunity for him. He said so himself in a debate with Clinton. His base applauded him for it too. I didn't know that many Americans were in favour of a total financial collapse.