Friday, April 14, 2017

Trump threatens to pull financing for ObamaCare

President Trump is doing the right thing in trying to keep his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. 
But, he still needs to listen more to the Freedom Caucus and ignore establishment GOPers like Paul Ryan selling ObamaCare-lite.   

NY Post reports President Trump’s latest threat to pull financing for ObamaCare has rattled Democrats and met GOP reluctance in Congress.

Trump is openly pondering axing funding for ObamaCare subsidies – worth an estimated $7 billion a year—to get Democrats to the table to negotiate on a repeal and replacement plan.
Democrats balked at Trump’s attempts to end funding — known as Cost Sharing Reduction payments — as political blackmail.

“Withholding these payments is a blatant attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act and manufacture a crisis,” said Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Queens). “…Democrats will not be held hostage by President Trump’s petty partisan games.”

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-Brooklyn) said if Trump drops repealing ObamaCare, Democrats would be willing to talk improvements to healthcare.

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