President Trump has had enough of Congress delaying important work. After the devastating defeat by just a few traitorous votes, Trump is putting his foot down.
On Saturday night he tweeted that he’s going to not only pull the bailouts for insurance companies, but also for Congress! Under Barack Obama, the Houses were exempt from the worst privations of Obamacare, but it seems that will end soon. Now, Congressmen and their staffers will have to put themselves on the same health care that everyone else has.
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
Now, if members of Congress don’t get off their asses and pass a new HealthCare Bill soon, President Trump is going to eliminate the loophole that allows Congress to be exempt from Obamacare.
Before lawmakers and their staff were required to leave the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) in 2014 and enroll in Obamacare, Barack Obama’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) declared the previous FEHBP premium subsidies would in fact be available to congressmen enrolling in the Obamacare exchange, reports Freedom’s Final Stand.
The Heritage Foundation’s Robert E. Moffit, Ph.D., called it “a bold move, even for Team Obama.” Moffit explained:
“Not only did the original statutory language fail to provide insurance subsidies, but OPM also had no authority under Chapter 89 of Title 5 of the U.S. Code to provide FEHBP subsidies to non-FEHBP plans.”
It wasn’t just an exemption for lawmakers, though.
“The scheme then went from the bold to the ridiculous,” recalled Moffit.
With the long-promised goal of repealing Obamacare, senators should finally subject themselves to the same burdens imposed upon their constituents. Maybe then they would start delivering on their longstanding promise.
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