Why the big tech giants are backing Trump’s healthcare proposal
By David Harsanyi”We’re seeing some pretty significant moves,” said Alex Obert, an analyst at the investment research firm Citi.
“It’s a very different situation than what we’ve seen in the past.”
The companies that have backed Trump include Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, Alphabet and Intel.
And the major players on the health-care front have all made clear they’re all going to fight the Republican proposal.
Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: “No health care for the rich, no free market, no Medicare for all.”
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who has championed Obamacare’s protections for workers and their families, tweeted: “#Repeal & Replace is a great idea that is the right path forward.
We need to protect the millions of people who rely on it to keep their jobs.”
Google CEO Sundar Pichai, a staunch critic of the GOP’s repeal efforts, said that the Republican healthcare plan would “kill the ACA” and said that “all health care should be free.”
Apple CEO Tim Appleby said in a tweet that he was “very concerned” by the GOP proposal and would be watching closely to see what happens in the Senate.
“I’m not comfortable with any Republican proposal that would hurt people’s health care, especially for the middle class and working families,” Appleby wrote.
Google CEO Sundari Pichari, who helped write Obamacare, also wrote: “I am deeply concerned about the impact on health care and affordability of repealing Obamacare.
I have already written to my fellow leaders to ask for a plan that reflects our shared vision of the future of our country.”
A Google spokesperson said that all of its businesses have been closely watching the GOP proposals for weeks, and that Google has been “fully supportive of the Affordable Care Act for decades.”
“Google remains committed to supporting the Affordable Healthcare Act, and we’ve been consistently supportive of Congress’s efforts to make sure that people have affordable health care coverage,” the spokesperson said.