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Trump On Healthcare: 'Why Should Congress Not Be Paying What Public Pays?'
thehill.com ^ | 07/31/17

Posted on 07/31/2017 7:35:24 AM PDT by Helicondelta

President Trump on Monday blasted ObamaCare, saying the healthcare legislation is "hurting people" and questioning why Congress shouldn't be paying the same as the public.

"If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?"

On Saturday, he similarly ratcheted up his pressure on lawmakers to pass a healthcare plan with a threat to end ObamaCare's subsidy payments to insurers and cancel some lawmakers' healthcare benefits.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; ahca; exemption; friendsandcronies; trump45
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1 posted on 07/31/2017 7:35:24 AM PDT by Helicondelta
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To: Helicondelta

And a few other perks that the congress critters get.....something about trading on the stock market.


2 posted on 07/31/2017 7:39:55 AM PDT by spokeshave (The Fake Media tried to stop us from going to the White House, I am President and they are not. DJT)
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To: Helicondelta

The meme for Trump 2020 has been established.
He is going to run against a corrupt Congress.


3 posted on 07/31/2017 7:44:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Talk is cheap. Hit them where it hurts, in their wallets.


4 posted on 07/31/2017 7:47:44 AM PDT by resistance (abandon all hope and rational thought, become a democrat)
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To: Helicondelta

The only way to defeat Obamacare is to prohibit members of Congress from opting out of it. Once Congress has to use Obamacare too, it will be repealed in record time.


5 posted on 07/31/2017 7:50:02 AM PDT by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: Helicondelta

Does he have the power to end their subsidies?

If so...........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXsQAXx_ao0


6 posted on 07/31/2017 7:56:51 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan from taking office.)
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To: caligatrux

“... it will be repealed in record time.”

Don’t think it would hurt the congress people themselves, they have quite a bit of money. It sure would hurt the people working for them, IMO.


7 posted on 07/31/2017 7:59:36 AM PDT by duckman ( Not tired of winning!)
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To: Helicondelta

Do it!


8 posted on 07/31/2017 8:00:04 AM PDT by FES0844 (G)
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To: Helicondelta

Trump is firing back at the RINOs in the swamp.

Start with that snake John “Forrestal” McCain.


9 posted on 07/31/2017 8:05:32 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP THAT POS PAUL RYAN!! KIM FATTY the THIRD = Kim Jung Un)
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To: Helicondelta

Enough threatening tweets.

Just do it.

One executive order. Abolish all non-constitutionally mandated perks.

Take Piglousy’s plane away!

It would also create some sayings as the Feds would no longer have to pay for the Cadillac policies of Fed workers.

It doesn’t matter if it stands up in court. If the demondog and unipartycans object they will lose the next election. Even rabid liberals would support this move.

This is a no-lose item for President Trump.


10 posted on 07/31/2017 8:10:06 AM PDT by Nicholas Sharpe (An old Sea Dog)
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"If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!" Trump tweeted.

How could Trump legally cancel the Obama rule that conferred this subsidy on Congress?

11 posted on 07/31/2017 8:10:26 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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Super majority are multimillionaires so doubt they care. I think it’s odd that 535 people out of 320 million decides our health care. Most are clueless on how medicine and insurance work.


12 posted on 07/31/2017 8:15:50 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: Jim 0216

The Obamacare subsidy issue is now in “appeal” before a court. If Trump goes forward with the appeal, Obamacare subsidies to congress and the insurance companies will continue ... but he has the power to CANCEL the appeal. And if the appeal is cancelled, the subsidies to congress and insurance companies are summarily cancelled. This remedy is totally legal and amazingly simple. Remember Obama built this “house” with straw, not the bricks and mortar of legislation.


13 posted on 07/31/2017 8:19:36 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (If GOP won House, Senate and Presidency...why are the Democrats still in charge?)
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To: Jim 0216
"How could Trump legally cancel the Obama rule that conferred this subsidy on Congress?"

Because it's a rule, and not a law?

14 posted on 07/31/2017 8:23:27 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Helicondelta

Well, because, Mr. Trump, you are currently allowing them not to.

So do it.


15 posted on 07/31/2017 8:24:08 AM PDT by chris37 (Donald J. Trump, Tom Brady, The Patriots... American Destiny!)
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To: Helicondelta

Hey President Trump— go ahead and yank the corrupted DC elites precious exemptions from ObamaCare. They love and vote for it so let them have it. Lets see the enemedia twst and turn defending the DC cronies on this one. let them all sqeal like the pigs they all are. Sock it to em Boss.


16 posted on 07/31/2017 8:25:20 AM PDT by tflabo
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The American Revolution was over Parliament passing laws they didn’t have to live under.


17 posted on 07/31/2017 8:27:01 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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18 posted on 07/31/2017 8:28:47 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: jackibutterfly

I’m being told it was done via Executive Order which is now in “appeal” before a court and all Trump has to to do is pull the plug on the appeal. Once he does that - DO IT NOW!!! - Congress is outtaluck like everyone else and then watch how quickly they get rid of Obamacare.


19 posted on 07/31/2017 8:35:08 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: duckman

Whatever works.


20 posted on 07/31/2017 8:42:09 AM PDT by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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