While You Were Sleeping, In An Act of Sheer Petulance, Trump Sabotages The ACA

If you were not sure that the Republican party is an enemy of the American people more deadly than ISIS ever dreamed of, Donald Trump removed all doubt last night. What they could not do in the light of day, they did in the darkness of night. After failing repeatedly to kill the Affordable Care Act, Trump along with his congressional cohorts dropped a hand grenade on Obamacare.

Unable to hide their naked villainy any longer, Trump did the one thing left to him to kill President Obama’s signature legislation in an act of sheer spite which will effectively cost millions of Americans their health care coverage. The White House released this statement:

Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare. In light of this analysis, the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments. The United States House of Representatives sued the previous administration in Federal court for making these payments without such an appropriation, and the court agreed that the payments were not lawful. The bailout of insurance companies through these unlawful payments is yet another example of how the previous administration abused taxpayer dollars and skirted the law to prop up a broken system. Congress needs to repeal and replace the disastrous Obamacare law and provide real relief to the American people.

Insurance companies on the exchanges will have to increase rates for plans to offset the $10 billion Trump is welshing on. For millions of Americans on the ACA, this will effectively price them out of their health insurance.

 

Chuck Schumer chimed in.

 

 

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said they would file lawsuits seeking to enjoin Trump from ending the subsidies. The immediate effect of this dastardly action will be to increase premiums on anyone covered under the ACA.

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