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“It seems to me that women suffer the most if Affordable Care Act goes down,” Kolbert said, adding that. “many of us forget what insurance was like before Affordable Care Act,” as she noted that women will “be forced to pay more mammograms,” as well as pregnancy care and well-women services.

Trump has argued that the entire law “must fall,” though he has not offered a formal replacement plan beyond a vaguely worded executive order that tells the government, without any administration guidance, to come up with something.

For Kolbert, the attack on the Affordable Care Act, is “just really mean-spirited … in the days of the pandemic.”

In an age of weaponized hyperbole, Kolbert’s soberly offered assessment feels like an epic understatement.

Which is precisely why it’s so unnerving.



An award-winning political journalist, John L. Micek is Editor-in-Chief of The Pennsylvania Capital-Star in Harrisburg, Pa. Email him at and follow him on Twitter @ByJohnLMicek.

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