Trump on healthcare: ‘Why should Congress not be paying what public pays?’ – The Hill
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?” Trump tweeted Monday.
If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
The GOP’s effort to fulfill its promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed in the Senate last week. Three GOP senators joined the Democratic senators in voting down a pared-down “skinny” repeal bill.Trump has taken to Twitter several times over the past few days to blast ObamaCare and urge Republicans not to give up on repealing and replacing it.
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.
“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.