President Trump’s threat of “draining the swamp” might finally prove to be the best chance of killing Obamacare if legislators are finally forced to live like the rest of America.
Remarkably after Obamacare was rammed in the dead of night by President Obama and overwhelmingly approved by Democrats, the president proceeded to reward his minions by exempting them of the healthcare bill they just approved for millions of everyday Americans.
Well, all that might actually change if President Trump’s serious consideration proves to become a reality in rolling back Obama’s special dispensation given to his cronies on Capitol Hill.
Imagine for a moment if those elite congressmen had to suddenly give up their well-funded federal health care plan and begin navigating through Obamacare, imagine for a moment cancer stricken Senator John McCain suddenly being asked to pay the 120% increase in premiums that the rest of Arizonans are being forced to pay.
Well it just might happen after the GOP failed to once again “do their jobs” of what they promised the American people for 7-long years, that if they captured the White House they would “repeal and replace” Obamacare, well they didn’t, and hopefully those legislators up for reelection in 2018, who voted to continue Obamacare will pay the price.
Clearly frustrated and disappointed by those cowardly GOP lawmakers, the president finally took to twitter on Saturday expressing his annoyance with his own hapless party: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly,” Trump tweeted. “BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!”
If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
The threat “real or imagined” had the effect the president is apparently looking for when those gutless congressmen go home to face their constituents.
Moreover, it’s not exactly clear why as part of the 2010 health care law members of Congress and many staffers were moved out of the Federal Employee Health Benefits structure and into the new insurance exchanges set up by Obamacare.
President Obama at the time determined that employer contribution premiums would go through the District of Columbia’s health insurance Obamacare exchange.
This actually gives President Trump the ability to use his executive directive to rescind the OPM regulation for members of Congress, which in recent days has been gaining support among conservative groups and more importantly among the general public has grown.
Tell us in the comments below if you think President Trump issuing an executive order forcing lawmakers (if possible) on ObamaCare is a good idea?