Members of Congress receive special subsidies under Obamacare, but according to Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President, those subsidies may be going bye-bye.
On Saturday, President Trump tweeted a bold threat to members of Congress and insurance companies that if they can’t come up with a new healthcare bill, he’s going to end their “bailouts” provided under Obamacare, making people wonder just how serious he was about it.
If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
So on Sunday, when Conway appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, the host asked her about the President’s threat.
“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.”
She also told Wallace that, “The president will not accept those who say it’s quote, ‘time to move on,’ he wants to help the millions of America’s who have suffered with no coverage.”
“They were lied to by the last president: they couldn’t keep their doctor, they couldn’t keep their plan…he [Trump] will stick with it,” she added.
So maybe President Trump’s threat will get the Senate to stop playing partisan games and actually do something. Time will tell.