Donald Trump’s new healthcare will make pregnancy way more expensive than Obamacare! The American Health Care Act (AHCA or TrumpCare) will put pregnancy cost at 425% more according to the independent.co.uk.
In addition to pregnancy cost rising, U.S. citizens with very serious forms of cancer and preexisting conditions may have to pay up to 30 times more for health insurance.
Although the president tried to assure the nation earlier this week that the new healthcare plan “will be every bit as good on pre-existing conditions as the obamacare”, the numbers tell a different story.
“… revised healthcare plan will have much lower premiums & deductibles while at the same time taking care of pre-existing conditions!,” tweeted the President.
However, acccording to Center For American Progress, a 40-year-old with a severe form of cancer such as lung or brain cancer could be liable for a $71,880 surcharge, while those with metastatic cancer could see a rise of $140,510.
Also, completed pregnancy, with no or minor complications, would result in a premium hike of $17,060.
The Center for American Progress describes this as a form of discrimination.
“The return of discrimination based on medical history could increase insurance costs by tens of thousands of dollars… rendering it unaffordable for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions,” said the organization.
This is an example of just another one of the Trump’s empty promises that may leave many Americans to suffer without healthcare.