My dear friend, we have a fighter in the White House. While inside the beltway the Republican failure to repeal Obamacare last week was seen as the end of the story, our President doesn’t agree. Trump is now targeting Congress members’ healthcare plans to force them back to the negotiating table to repeal and replace Obamacare.
From Fox News:
‘The president's ultimatum to Congress: Figure out a way forward on health care, or lose a valuable insurance carve-out for you and your staff. The benefit allows part of their ObamaCare premium costs to be covered by taxpayers.’
You may not know this, but members of Congress and their staffers are not really exempted from Obamacare, but rather President Obama, through a convoluted maneuver, authorized them to receive a special subsidy, courtesy of taxpayers, that would absorb 72% of their health insurance costs. Why? Because back in 2010 staffers – yes, the SAME people who pushed for Obamacare – complained about the bill as they couldn’t afford it… Poor fellows! They can’t afford Obamacare and neither can the rest of us!
The bad news for our fellow Americans in Congress is, much like Obama was able to GRANT this special benefit, Trump is equally able to TAKE IT AWAY.
And that’s what Trump is threatening to do.
Just as a side note, in case you didn’t know: our beloved members of Congress, in each and every attempt to repeal Obamacare, inserted a rule to EXEMPT themselves from the law, bypassing the special treatment Obama granted them. Isn’t that nice?
In any case, our Commander in Chief wants the liars in Congress to get back to work and find a way to repeal the monstrosity that is Obamacare. That way they won’t need a subsidy – and you won’t have to pay for it…
The other bailout Trump is threatening to pull is Insurance companies’. As you know, Obamacare was designed to destroy Insurance companies – the whole idea was, insurance companies cannot set their price since only the Government can do so, and they cannot choose who they cover since Obamacare forces them to take anyone who wants insurance, regardless of risk. Over time, Insurance companies will go bankrupt one after another, but until then, democrats who authored the bill thought they needed to subsidize Insurance companies to get them to support the bill. CEOs would get their usual gigantic paychecks while sinking their companies. Because, as John Maynard Keynes famously said: in the long term, we’re all dead.
If Trump pulls both subsidies, it forces Congress AND Insurance Companies to go back to the negotiating table so that we get a better piece of legislation. No CEO would like to send his company to bankruptcy on his watch.
Now, these subsidies have been criticized by some Republicans since they were instituted back in 2013. Last week, they wrote a letter to Trump in which they say:
‘This fraud of instructing Congress to masquerade as a small business was the key to the scheme, because if members of Congress and their staff had signed up for ObamaCare under the individual exchange—as any other American losing employer coverage has to—they would have had to pay their own premiums. [Trump has] the power to end the scheme by directing OPM to rescind the Obama rule. [This policy is a] perfect example of the swamp-like atmosphere in D.C.’
Draining the swamp is a massive task, my friend. The swamp is deep and powerful. It’s been taking our money and liberties for decades. And it doesn’t want to lose its privileges. This is going to be a long fight – and it can get nasty from here. They won’t just sit back a watch Trump restore our country.
Our country is worth the fight, though. We just need to get the word out that this is not about Republicans versus Democrats – regular folks, that is. We should not allow ourselves to consider either side as the enemy. After all, only the elites are members of this swamp. You won’t find any Bernie supporter in the swamp. You’ll just find Bernie. Bernie supporters, just like the rest of us, are paying for this swamp - either with their tax dollars or with their lack of opportunities. So it’s our job to educate and preach to as many of them as we can. Just get the word out – don’t argue. Just reason. Some of them will understand, and some won’t. But it’s worth preaching because you never know – you might help convert a few.
Trust me – as a former liberal, I guarantee there’s hope. Some of them will never figure this out. But some, like me, will.
‘The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out’
Author: Danielle Cross
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