President Trump’s tweeted early Monday morning reiterated the negative impacts ObamaCare had on United States citizens. However, his tweet hasn’t been getting noticed for that remark but for the comment stating Congress should be paying the same as everyone else:
“If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?”
Last week, three GOP senators aligned themselves with the Democrats and shut down the sad attempt at an ObamaCare replacement. The failure makes President Trump’s suggestion a valid opportunity that could drive change. If congress had to pay some of the premiums their citizens were paying, maybe they would actually fulfill their promise of repealing AND replace ObamaCare.
President Trump has released several tweets about ObamaCare, but on Saturday he added more pressure to lawmakers if they didn’t pass a healthcare plan. The threat included ending ObamaCare’s subsidy payments to insurers, and it could cancel the health care benefits of certain lawmakers:
“If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!”
Credit: The Hill