President #Donald Trump is willing to get his way at any cost, even if it hurts the most needy Americans. During his campaign, he promised he would make sure that all Americans received access to health care. His latest decision, however, will do the complete opposite. The POTUS is considering withholding payments to Obamacare, in order to force talks with Democrats.
Obamacare continues to be a thorn in the side
The president was disappointed when he did not get the votes needed to repeal and replace Obamacare.
He was visibly upset with Democrats, whom he blamed for the failure of the American Healthcare Act. It's obvious that the Affordable Care Act continues to be a thorn in the side of the president. And now he has found a way to intimidate liberals. He believes he can force them to do his bidding by threatening the poor. Donald Trump is considering withholding payments that assist needy Americans with Obamacare copays. He said he did not desire to hurt anyone, but he believes this action will force Democrats to negotiate with him. How despicable, to play #Russian Roulette with Americans who are in desperate need of affordable health care.
What halting the payments will do
The cost sharing payments to the ACA benefits Americans who cannot afford an insurance copay. Without it they would not be able to obtain medical care. Chuck Schumer, the top senate Democrat, said the president's strategy is cynical and will not work. Schumer said the president will be holding millions of Americans hostage in order to achieve a political goal.
He pointed out that many of those who would be affected had voted for #President Trump. Should the payments stop, then billions of dollars would not be paid to insurers. That would be catastrophic.
Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that he will allow Obamacare to fail. If he takes this action it just might. It's hard to believe any president would allow millions of Americans to lose coverage, and insurance companies to not get the money they deserve. Even for the take no prisoners businessman, this would be a despicable thing to do to the nation. The American people need to wake up and take notice. We have a very vindictive, revenge-driven leader running the nation. Not once has this Commander-in-Chief ever threatened to do anything that would affect those who are financially well off. Everything he does is aimed at taking food, and now medical care from the most vulnerable in our society. This is not a man who cares for the well-being of all of the citizens in America.