Here’s another reason to drain the swamp. Some people in Congress are trying to undermine the president’s efforts to rid the nation of Obamacare.
Less than a week after President Trump signed an executive order to stop the subsidized funding of big insurance corporations, establishment Republicans are already scheming to overturn the action.
The Hill has the story:
Key Republican members of Congress want to restore the ObamaCare payments, known as cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), that President Trump is ending, fearing the impact his move will have on the individual insurance market and their constituents. But there are obstacles ahead.
Still, even if Democrats grant concessions, there’s no guarantee a health-care deal can pass Congress. Conservatives warn the payments to insurers are corporate “bailouts,” a message echoed by Trump on Friday.
“The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped,” Trump tweeted.
Trump warned Congress during the months-long debate over legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare that he would let the system implode if lawmakers failed to pass a bill. He made good on his vow this week.
John Cornyn is among those who disagree with he president.
“I’m not for further complicating the lives of Texans just to make a point,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said when asked before the recess about the argument from some Republicans that ObamaCare should be allowed to fail.
… Other moderate House Republicans, like Reps. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who both face tough reelection races, also called Friday for Congress to fund the payments.
If Americans want a resolution to Obamacare, they’re going to have to drain the swamp.