When Democrats rushed to pass Obamacare, Americans had never witnessed such swift government action, on any issue, at any time in history.
Donald Trump may just be showing up liberals by eliminating the travesty that is the “Affordable Care Act” and doing it at record speed.
The cornerstone of the ACA is the individual mandate. It requires every American buy healthcare or get fined by the IRS.
Without it, Obamacare is unsustainable. Donald Trump may have just delivered really bad news to liberals trying to save the Obamacare legacy.
Yahoo News reports via Reuters:
The Trump administration may no longer enforce a rule requiring individual Americans to carry health insurance or pay a penalty if they do not, a senior White House official said on Sunday Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” program, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said President Donald Trump “may stop enforcing the individual mandate.”
Separately, on CBS’ “Face the Nation” show, she reiterated Republican promises that no one would lose their health insurance under Obamacare while a replacement is being developed.
“For the 20 million who rely upon the Affordable Care Act in some form, they will not be without coverage during this transition time,” she said.
On Friday Trump signed an executive order concerning the 2010 healthcare law, urging U.S. agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation” of provisions deemed to impose fiscal burdens on states, companies or individuals.
Here’s Kellyanne saying no one will lose their health insurance:
Repeal and replace is coming!