Trump Asks Why Congress Should Be Exempt From Obamacare
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After Republicans in Congress failed to keep their campaign promises to repeal and/or replace Obamacare, President Trump had a very simple question for them to answer:
“If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?”
The president seemed to be making references to two facts surrounding Obamacare.
First of all, Obamacare was largely supported by the insurance companies because it was a piece of legislation that actually mandated that the American people purchase their products.
In order to not face a stiff penalty at the end of the fiscal year, Americans faced a requirement to purchase a health insurance plan the meets the minimum artificial requirements designed by the Democratic Party.
This marked the first time in American history that, in order to be a legally complaint citizen, you have to purchase a product whether you need it or not.
Secondly, Obamacare was passed under the condition that congressional leaders and their staffers would be forced to purchase their health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges.
The idea was that, if Obamacare was going to be so great for the American people, Congress should be more than willing to participate.
However, congressional leaders and staffers quickly realized the toll that Obamacare was having on their pocketbooks, and they began to complain about how unfair the legislation was that they themselves passed.
In response, then-President Obama and Congressional leaders conspired together to declare that Congress was a “small business” with fewer than 50 people working there.
To reiterate, Congress- which has 100 Senators, 435 House members, and tens of thousands of staffers, was declared, during the Obama years, to be a small business with less than 50 employees.
Due to this fraudulent claim, established by leaders in both parties working with the Obama White House, members of Congress and their staffers were able to not only buy their insurance from the D.C. small business exchange, but they were also allowed to have more than 70% of their health insurance costs subsidized by the American people.
It should be no surprise, then, that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans in Congress are truly interested in repealing or replacing a bill that is hurting millions of Americans and businesses.
The most shocking thing about this entire situation is how many Republican candidates actually ran on a platform with repealing Obamacare as their cornerstone argument as to why they should be elected.
Many of these same Republicans made the symbolic gesture of submitting Obamacare repeals to the former community organizer’s desk, knowing that Obama was merely going to use his “mighty pen” to veto the bills.
Why, then, is the Republican Party unwilling to fulfill their promise to the American people and get President Trump a bill that would repeal Obamacare?
Source: The Washington Times