President Trump’s most recent statement over healthcare has conservatives and Trump fans scrambling for answers. During a session on Thursday, Trump warned House Republicans that he would leave ObamaCare active unless they approve the legislation to replace the current healthcare.
Knowing Trump’s track record of promises, it’s safe to say he will do what he threatens, but an ultimatum? According to officials who met with the House GOP, the time for negotiating over the legislation is done. Trump has no desire to wait forever to get affordable health care up and running.
Information provided by a source in the house said that Budget Director Mick Mulvaney revealed that Trump will have a closed-door voting session on Friday and if the legislation isn’t passed, he would leave ObamaCare as permanent law. This ultimatum comes after several Republicans have been aggressively against the bill. With the democrats expected to vote against the bill, Republicans can only have 22 defect.
The Hill reported that the ultimatum also comes with an adjusted and modified bill:
“A managers amendment to be released Thursday night that would repeal ObamaCare’s essential health benefits, which require insurers to offer coverage in certain areas. Conservatives have demanded this change, saying it will lower premium costs.”
Rep. Chris Collins verified Trump’s threat saying that he was done with all negotiating:
“We have to have a vote tomorrow. He expects it to pass, but he’s moving on if for some reason it didn’t.”
Credit: The Hill