Trump vows not to cut healthcare for vulnerable in 2021 - but he is ...

Source: The Independent - View Original Article
Published: Feb 09, 2020
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100% Conservative


Top 5 policies analyzed:

Military Spending
Border Wall
Social Security Privatization
Socialized Healthcare
Universal Healthcare

Top 5 sentiments contributing towards policies:

91% : There was speculation that the administration wanted the cuts to help fill the gap caused by Mr Trump's tax cuts for the wealthy, as well as a 5 per cent increase in military spending and $8.6 million for his border wall.
81% : Only the Democrats will destroy them by destroying our Country's greatest ever Economy!"
75% : The president tweeted: "We will not be touching your Social Security or Medicare in Fiscal 2021 Budget.
75% : However, when the proposed budget cuts were announced in March 2019, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called them "a gut punch to the American middle class".
75% : He said: "At the right time, we will take a look at that", adding that "we're going to look" at cutting Medicare.
73% : The vice president looked perplexed and replied that he didn't know about cuts to Medicaid before saying that when he was governor of Indiana, the state got a waiver from the Obama administration, allowing it to expand Medicaid coverage.
72% : The budget also proposes spending $26 billion less on social security.
68% : His latest intervention comes with healthcare one of the most important issues in November's presidential election.
47% : Rob Davidson, who has 20 years of experience in a rural west Michigan ER, told the vice president he was worried about plans to cut Medicare and about the roll-out of cuts to Medicaid.
43% : Last month a doctor was filmed confronting Mike Pence about proposed health cuts when the vice-president made a campaign stop at a diner in Des Moines.
39% : In 2016 he had said he would not touch social programmes, providing a stark contrast with his more fiscally conservative rivals for the Republican nomination.
37% : Among the Democrats vying to take Mr Trump on, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are pushing for universal healthcare systems while centrists like Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg want less far-reaching reforms.
31% : In an interview with CNBC in Davos, Switzerland, last month, Mr Trump acknowledged he was still considering cuts to safety net programmes, saying: "At some point they will be.
27% : The pledge contrasts with his 2020 budget, which proposes savings worth $1.9 trillion on Medicare (which mostly helps the elderly), Medicaid (which supports poorer people) and other programmes for vulnerable people.
4% : The president said these savings would come from cutting waste and fraud and from an improving economy that left fewer people needing aid.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

91% : There was speculation that the administration wanted the cuts to help fill the gap caused by Mr Trump's tax cuts for the wealthy, as well as a 5 per cent increase in military spending and $8.6 million for his border wall.
81% : Only the Democrats will destroy them by destroying our Country's greatest ever Economy!"
75% : The president tweeted: "We will not be touching your Social Security or Medicare in Fiscal 2021 Budget.
75% : However, when the proposed budget cuts were announced in March 2019, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called them "a gut punch to the American middle class".
75% : He said: "At the right time, we will take a look at that", adding that "we're going to look" at cutting Medicare.
73% : The vice president looked perplexed and replied that he didn't know about cuts to Medicaid before saying that when he was governor of Indiana, the state got a waiver from the Obama administration, allowing it to expand Medicaid coverage.
72% : The budget also proposes spending $26 billion less on social security.
68% : His latest intervention comes with healthcare one of the most important issues in November's presidential election.
47% : Rob Davidson, who has 20 years of experience in a rural west Michigan ER, told the vice president he was worried about plans to cut Medicare and about the roll-out of cuts to Medicaid.
43% : Last month a doctor was filmed confronting Mike Pence about proposed health cuts when the vice-president made a campaign stop at a diner in Des Moines.
39% : In 2016 he had said he would not touch social programmes, providing a stark contrast with his more fiscally conservative rivals for the Republican nomination.
37% : Among the Democrats vying to take Mr Trump on, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are pushing for universal healthcare systems while centrists like Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg want less far-reaching reforms.
31% : In an interview with CNBC in Davos, Switzerland, last month, Mr Trump acknowledged he was still considering cuts to safety net programmes, saying: "At some point they will be.
27% : The pledge contrasts with his 2020 budget, which proposes savings worth $1.9 trillion on Medicare (which mostly helps the elderly), Medicaid (which supports poorer people) and other programmes for vulnerable people.
4% : The president said these savings would come from cutting waste and fraud and from an improving economy that left fewer people needing aid.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization