Trump gears up for extreme measures—insurance companies go ballistic

Republicans failed yet again last week to make progress on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, and it’s tough not to look at that as anything other than a monumental failure.

GOP leadership has been talking about making it happen for what seems like an eternity, but they have been unable to even get members of their own party on the same page.

President Donald Trump remains less than pleased with the inefficiencies of the GOP-led Congress, and he took to social media to suggest that he’s about done talking about it.   

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace yesterday, and the topic of Trump’s tough talk came up.

Independent Journal Review passes along the details on that.

As Trump had already not committed to sending the cost-sharing payments due to insurers as Affordable Care Act subsidies for some Americans, the widespread reaction to this tweet was that he was saying they would be withheld. “Is the president gonna cut off the … out of pocket payments?” asked Wallace. “He can do it starting next month, [which is] this week.”

“Yes he can,” Conway replied. “He’s going to make that decision this week, and that’s a decision that only he can make.” Conway then confirmed that Trump’s tweet was indeed about the cost-sharing payments. She then pivoted to say that Americans are frustrated that congressmen “are not beholden” to the exchanges, even though they do buy insurance on the exchanges.

Seriously shaking the trees sounds like the right course of action right about now. Trump is at the ready with pen in hand to finally get this done, but Republicans continue to fumble the ball with nothing but daylight in front of them.

That certainly makes you wonder about who is beholden to who in this situation.

You can check out Conway’s exchange with Wallace below.

Source: Independent Journal Review

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