Clash Poll: Should Trump Axe Congress’ Personal Sweetheart Health Care Plan?

Written by K. Walker on July 31, 2017

Perhaps THIS will change the minds of the members of Congress that refused to pass an ObamaCare repeal bill…

You know the Dems will freak out over the loss of taxpayer money going into their coffers.

President Trump has been clear since he began his run for office that ObamaCare is broken and that it needs to go.

A handful of mealy-mouthed GOP members seem to be more concerned about re-election and/or keeping the shiny new entitlement that was given by Obama to actually vote for a bill that would do the thing that they ran on.

Do campaign promises not matter anymore?

Well, President Trump has grown tired of the Republicans failure on ObamaCare repeal and replace, so he’s using his Bully Pulpit to the max.

Good on him, I say.

President Trump hinted on Monday that he’s prepared to end federal government subsidy payments to medical insurers this week, hastening the implosion of the Obamacare system and forcing congressional action.

And he suggested that members of Congress and their staffs should no longer have a sweetheart deal that gives them taxpayer dollars to offset the cost of enrolling in insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

‘If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?’ the president tweeted.

Exactly, Mr. President.

Why the heck should members of Congress do anything about ObamaCare? They don’t feel the same pinch that the average American feels with the rising costs.

Perhaps making them feel it is a way to make them see just how bad it is.

…some Republicans say the Obamacare law never authorized Congress to appropriate money for them.

In addition, there is a monthly federal contribution for lawmakers and their staffs, who were moved onto Obamacare insurance exchanges as part of the 2010 law.

‘If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!’ Trump tweeted.

See, this is why we need the swamp to be drained.

Some Republicans say that it isn’t even appropriate for Congress to take money for themselves.

Others were cool to belly up to the trough and slurp up their taxpayer cash for their own benefit.

Yeah, that’s not going to cut it anymore.

We’re sick of that crap.

And it’s costing us twice — we pay more for health insurance, and Congress gets our money to subsidize them? No way, José!

It’s costing us billions.

The subsidies, totaling about $7 billion a year, help reduce deductibles and copayments for consumers with modest incomes. The Obama administration used its rule-making authority to set direct payments to insurers to help offset these costs. Trump inherited the payment structure, but he also has the power to end them.

The payments are the subject of a lawsuit brought by House Republicans over whether the health law specifically included a congressional appropriation for the money, as required under the Constitution.

Trump has only guaranteed the payments through July, which ends Monday.
Source: Daily Mail

Look, we were lied to by Obama over and over and over:

That was simply not true.

Costs are continuing to skyrocket, and insurers are pulling out of the ObamaCare exchanges.

And if Republicans want to keep that going, well, that may cost us in 2018.

So, what do you think?

Does taking away the government subsidies and having Congress pay their own cash for the craptastic ObamaCare insurance the way to win them over?

President Trump may just be onto something here.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll