President Trump is threatening to pull special ObamaCare treatment for members of Congress and staff.
Trump issued his threat in a Tweet:
Trump also indicated he is contemplating ending insurance company bailouts.
The Washington Examiner reports:
President Trump threatened both lawmakers and the insurance market on Saturday, warning their “bailouts” will end “very soon” if Congress don’t pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Former President Obama gave Congress a break by allowing them the ability to classify as a small business and obtain a subsidy from taxpayers.
An Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal explains:
Members of Congress and their designated “official office” staff are insured through the District of Columbia’s small business exchange—but they receive a one-of-a-kind subsidy from their employer (taxpayers) of up to $12,000, or about 70% of their premiums.