President Trump facing the defeat of the Ryan Plan (AHCA) says he is done negotiating. He seems to think the Ryan Plan somehow represents a repeal of Obamacare when in fact it is anything but repeal.
The Ryan Plan does nothing to repeal the heart and structure of Obamacare, the Title 1 regulations. It maintains the exchanges, it renames the subsidies, and does nothing to bring down the cost of Obamacare or in any way allow free market to work.
There have been no real negotiations, the Ryan Plan was cobbled together behind closed doors, and is being rushed to a vote in hopes of some sort of political victory.
The Ryan Plan should be rejected. Perhaps then cooler heads can fix the disaster called Obamacare.
Jon Smith, Admin, 3/23/2017
Trump Ultimatum: Vote on Health Care Friday or Obamacare Stays
FROM NBC NEWS: BY LEIGH ANN CALDWELL, ALEX MOE AND HALLIE JACKSON
Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill and wants a vote on Friday.
And, if the president doesn’t get a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, he will move on to other priorities, Mulvaney said according to a source in the room during the tense talks with GOP members. A senior administration source confirms to NBC News the “very definitive, very clarifying” message from the president and the administration’s intention to move on, should the health care bill fail to move forward, to other matters such as tax reform, trade and border security.
If the bill does not pass, the president would see it as “people in Congress breaking their promises to their constituents to repeal and replace Obamacare” even with a Republican president in the White House,” the source told NBC News.