Trump's OMB Director Thinks The ACA's Insurance Mandate Helped No One
Former SC Congressman and current Director of Office of Management and Budget under Trump, Mick Mulvaney can't wait to repeal Obamacare. He erroneously believes that Obamacare is in a 'death-spiral,' Health Savings Accounts will 'help' the poor who have no money to put in such accounts and that the taxes generated by the ACA have done more harm than good.
Mulvaney, along with every unqualified misanthrope in Trump's cabinet from Hell, doesn't have the slightest clue (or is pretending not to understand) how insurance works: the healthy must be pooled with the elderly/infirm in order to make it affordable. That's why corporations have been the main provider of insurance prior to the enactment of the ACA. You cannot have affordable care for lower-income Americans, which is synonymous in the USA with health insurance, without a mandate and subsidies. PERIOD.