Once upon a time, we were all for a repeal and replace of Obama-Don’t-Care. However, after many attempts, the legislation was shot down over and over again.
Now, Trump is not against a repeal, but he says that he is open to a bi-partisan short-term deal that will stabilize the extremely horrible healthcare system.
He said, “We will probably like a very short-term solution until we hit the block grants. If they can do something like that, I’m open to it.”
He did emphasize that he is still for repealing the Affordable Care Act and firmly stated that if any deal were to be made, it would have to be short term, because we WILL pass a repeal.
The bipartisan deal to stabilize ObamaCare’s markets was introduced Thursday by Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) with 24 co-sponsors.
Twelve Republicans and 12 Democrats signed on to the bill, which would continue ObamaCare’s insurer subsidies for two years. The subsidies reimburse insurance companies for helping low-income people afford co-pays and deductibles.
Senate Republicans have said Trump’s support is crucial for the legislation to move forward.
Wednesday, the president tweeted out that he “can never support bailing out ins co’s who have made a fortune w/ O’Care.” Other Conservatives agree with Trump on this issue, claiming that the payments are a bailout.
I am supportive of Lamar as a person & also of the process, but I can never support bailing out ins co's who have made a fortune w/ O'Care.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
On Wednesday night, a White House official said substantial changeswould need to be made in order to get the president’s support, including providing “relief” from ObamaCare’s individual mandate, which requires that people have health insurance.
What do you think? Should a short-term deal be made in order to at least stabilize ObamaCare while we wait for a repeal and replace to happen?
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