Trump's Insults Haunt Him As Obamacare Healthcare Reform Collapses

Letter: It's time to establish a single-payer system

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) told "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday that it is embarrassing that Congress left town without passing a repeal and replacement of Obamacare or a tax reform plan, and he predicted that if the Senate doesn't repeal Obamacare, Republicans will lose the majority.

On Monday, he added to speculation that he will not continue the current arrangement with insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

The congressman said that if Congress can pass tax reform, "the business community can take off". This wouldn't be a big deal for people who got health insurance subsidies, since those go up as premiums do, but it'd be a disaster for everybody else. The depleted GOP coffers would make mounting effective advertising campaigns in key races much more hard, and would give Democratic challengers in those states a bit of a leg up. They also benefit from low-priced subsidized routine care through the Attending Physician of the United States Congress, which is staffed by U.S. Navy officers and personnel.

An upcoming monthly payment of federal subsidies is set for the third week of August.

The Trump administration "has been very clear: they want to see Obamacare implode", said Mark Pafford, former Democratic state House member and a board member of Florida Chain, a health-care access advocacy group.

Trump's purported thinking is that sabotaging Obamacare would force Democrats to acquiesce to a Republican bill to repeal and replace.


Asked if the House would act to pass such a bill when lawmakers return to Washington next month, U.S. Representative Tom Cole said "probably not clean". On Wednesday afternoon, the plan was rejected yet again.

Some conservatives are now calling President Trump a flip-flopper, noting that in 2013, he chastised Republicans as "the worst negotiators in history" for being willing to suspend the debt ceiling. And if this is achieved, what are the ramifications when the young and healthy discontinue their insurance? There are three ways to shore up and improve the exchanges to increase choice and ensure that they operate smoothly.

"Obviously the uncertainty in the marketplace for the insurance companies has a direct correlation on rates", said Audrey Brown, president of the Florida Association of Health Plans, a trade group for health insurers. Executive efforts to decrease enrollment period sign ups have already been in the works.

Trump and his fellow Republicans are pushing to get the corporate income tax rate down from 35 percent to 15-20 percent, saying that doing so would drive USA economic growth and competitiveness in coming years.

The marketplace is also supposed to pay navigators to offer "free, objective, and trained help" on choosing insurance plans and clarifying questions about the enrollment process, as Karen Pollitz, a Senior Fellow at The Kaiser Family Foundation, explained to ABC.

The Trump administration has asked Congress to extend the federal borrowing capacity to meet USA payment obligations with a "clean" bill that does not include any other provisions.

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