Taking matters into his own hands
A few weeks ago, Trump said that one of the smartest political decisions he could make would be to “let ObamaCare die”, and it appears he’s willing to do just that.
When speaking to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump said that he is willing to WITHHOLD payments to insurers to push the envelope on Healthcare reform.
Here’s a few snippets from his interview with WSJ:
“WASHINGTON—Nearly three weeks after Republican infighting sank an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump dug back into the battle on Wednesday, threatening to withhold payments to insurers to force Democrats to the negotiating table.
In an interview in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump said he was still considering what to do about the payments approved by his Democratic predecessor, President Barack Obama, which some Republicans contend are unconstitutional. Their abrupt disappearance could trigger an insurance meltdown that causes the collapse of the 2010 health law, forcing lawmakers to return to a bruising debate over its future.
Mr. Trump remained so focused on the health-care debate that when The Wall Street Journal asked if he would agree to release guidelines for lawmakers to write tax legislation before a health-care deal was done, he said, simply, “No.”
“I’m going to get health care done,” he said.”
Do it, Trump! Pull the plug!!