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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Holding Americans Hostage

In order to pass some kind of Obamacare repeal and/or replacement, Trump is prepared to shoot the captives:

U.S. President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he might consider withholding billions of dollars of Obamacare payments to health insurers to force Democrats back to the negotiating table on healthcare.
Insurers and major medical groups have warned that not funding the payments, called cost-sharing reduction subsidies, which help cover out-of-pocket medical expenses for low-income Americans, could wreak havoc in the individual insurance markets. Trump told The Wall Street Journal that by withholding the payments, Democrats will call him to negotiate.
Major medical and insurance groups penned a letter to Trump on Wednesday urging him to maintain funding for the subsidies, which amount to about $7 billion a year and are paid directly to insurers. They help cover premiums, deductibles and other medical expenses for about 7 million people who purchase health insurance on the individual health insurance market.

In this case, the captives are at least 7 million Americans. And for what return? To say he did something he doesn't understand one bit?

I honestly don't believe he'll do this, but if he does, it'll be the worst thing he's done yet. And he's done some doozies.

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