10 Reasons Donald Trump Needs To Keep His Hands Off Young People’s Health Coverage

By: Nnennaya Amuchie

If only old Kanye was here to comment on the conditions facing young people under the Trump Administration. Then, we might have some public dialogue about it.

From the moment of Kanye West’s now infamous concert rant, the multi-platinum rapper  made it clear that he was #teamTrump. But recently, Kanye deleted any trace of his support for Trump from his social media. I can only hope he learned his lesson, after Kanye’s huge fan base of diverse young people were greatly disappointed by his Trump comments. Though Hillary Clinton received a lot of criticism going into and during the course of the 2016 election, young people overwhelmingly supported Clinton over  Trump.  If it wasn’t already apparent during his ongoing attacks both on the campaign trail and as POTUS, Donald Trump doesn’t care  about the consequences of his extremely unpopular and damaging policies his administration has already implemented.

In the remixed version of the old Kanye West: Donald Trump does not care about young people. If he did, he wouldn’t be trying to take away our health care.

Obamacare Enrollment Surges After Election, Trump Reconsiders Promise To End It

Besides claiming that he’ll build a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and banning all Muslims, one of Trump’s biggest campaign promises was a complete overhaul of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. But, following a surge in the program’s enrollment after the election, Trump has backed off of his position. 

Obama allows Americans to keep canceled health plans for a year

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Obamacare is well underway, and while the plan is toted as providing affordable healthcare for every American, the system has not been without its flaws. President Obama announced Thursday that he would allow health insurers to extend existing health plans into 2014. 

This means that insurers can contact millions of citizens who are being dropped from their plans so that they can renew their policy.

Congressman calls for shutdown, leads march against it

What political party calls for a shutdown and then gets upset at the institutions affected by it? The grand ole Tea Party does. What was supposed to be a march in opposition of Obamacare, turned into an all-out bashing of the president.

Veterans and anti-Obama demonstrators occupied White House and other landmarks Sunday in protest of monuments being closed due to the shutdown.

The “Million Vet March on Memorials” rally was headlined by Sen. Ted Cruz who advocated for the government’s closing.

Why “Obamacare” is a Win for Black Youth

By Austin Thompson BYP 100 

A New Healthcare Law in Town

Despite right-wing opposition, black youth have a chance to change the course of history by mobilizing our communities to enroll in the new Affordable Care Act’s healthcare insurance marketplace. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” is a new law championed by President Barack Obama that offers health care insurance to more than 40 million people for the first time. An extremely disproportionate amount of the uninsured are African-Americans who receive less preventive care and have worse health outcomes than whites. Our families still need medical treatment so we often end up in the emergency room or urgent care for advanced illnesses that drive-up healthcare costs and are often too little too late. Until now, the high costs of coverage contributed to an apartheid health care system that is both immoral and wastes a ton of money that could be going elsewhere. The ACA is rooted basic values African-Americans and most Americans in general share. Every human being deserves the best possible care that improves our quality of life and saves money over the long-term.

Another threat of a government shutdown nears

Congress has until Monday to pass new debt-ceiling limits. If the legislative bodies do not reach an agreement, the federal government will partially shut down.

Republicans are stalling on the debt ceiling vote to force a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare.

It’s a political move that will serve the party well during mid-term elections as there are 33 U.S. Senate seats at stake.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), tried to execute a filibuster this week to try to talk Congress into shutting down the federal government.

From Death Panels to Individual Liberty: The Affordable Care Act

If you are like me and want to know more about the Affordable Care Act be prepared to wade through the murky waters of fact versus fiction.  Moreover, much if not all of what is heard about the Affordable Care Act has been the GOP’s advertisements and slander of the law, which as far as content is concerned amounts to noise.  From the jeeringly gaudy posters about socialized medicine and Obamacare,  to the  recent firestorm regarding the central provision of the law, there seems to be enough subterfuge to hide the merits of the law from sight.  Between the murky water (i.e., discerning fact from fiction) and the noise (i.e., the loud protesters and cute slogans), it has been almost impossible to really get a grasp on what’s at stake with the Affordable Care Act.  Given the GOP’s all-encompassing campaign to get rid of this law, why does this new law still have a 38 percent approval rating?  And more importantly—why should you care?