There were several reveals during GOP nominee Trump’s appearance on the embattled “Dr. Oz” medical talk show, on Thursday.
For one, Trump is considered overweight and has high cholesterol.
Not a huge shocker.
Also not shocking: He supports birth control without prescriptions and expanding Medicaid.
Just off the top, the over-the-counter birth control suggestion is just dumb. These are synthetic hormones, and a doctor needs to oversee the usage because there’s no generic, one-size-fits-all version.
That Trump is pushing yet, another leftist notion – the expansion of Medicaid – only a day or so after pushing his Democrat daughter’s plan for six weeks of paid maternity leave, hence kicking off the cradle-to-grave big government overreach into business shows that the full evolution from champion of the people to big government shill is moving at an accelerated rate.
Speaking on “The Dr. Oz Show,” Trump said Medicaid, the joint federal-state program for the poor, should be used to help provide health coverage for those who can’t afford to buy plans from private health insurers. The show was taped Wednesday and aired Thursday.
“We have to help them through the Medicaid system,” Trump told Mehmet Oz, the host of a popular daytime television show and a cardiothoracic surgeon at Columbia University Medical Center. “People have said that’s not the right thing to say. But there is a fairly large percentage who can’t afford it.”
Meanwhile, his staff continue to insist that he’s not proposing an expansion of Medicaid, and that, in fact, he’s been consistent in his message that he will repeal Obamacare.
Yes, I actually remember his call to repeal Obamacare and replace it with “something great.”
Now we see that “something great” is code for “more of the same.”
Medicaid expansion has been a key component, arguably the fundamental component … of Obamacare. Hasn’t Mr. Trump previously promised full repeal of Obamacare (and that would include rolling back Medicaid!)? So what does this mean?
It means, as Conservative Review Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz wrote earlier, “If you think Trump has any plans to get rid of Obamacare rather than augment it, I have an immigration plan to sell you in Mexico.”
Indeed, Mr. Horowitz. Indeed.