After meeting with Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, President-elect Donald Trump said that he would consider keeping certain parts of the Obamacare, also known as the [un]Affordable Care Act, in place. Apparently, this could be a start to compromise from a full repeal he promised on the campaign trail.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
In his first interview since his election earlier this week, Mr. Trump said one priority was moving “quickly” on the president’s signature health initiative, which he argued has become so unworkable and expensive that “you can’t use it.”
Yet, Mr. Trump also showed a willingness to preserve at least two provisions of the health law after the president asked him to reconsider repealing it during their meeting at the White House on Thursday.
Mr. Trump said he favors keeping the prohibition against insurers denying coverage because of patients’ existing conditions, and a provision that allows parents to provide years of additional coverage for children on their insurance policies.
“I like those very much,” Mr. Trump said in the interview.
The reality is that it does not matter what Mr. Trump likes, the issue is that there still remains no constitutional authority to demand insurance companies provide coverage for pre-existing conditions nor does it provide authority concerning making laws regarding coverage of children by their parents’ policies.
What should be said at this point, or at least asked is, is there really any constitutional authority given to Congress to address insurance policies? I don’t think there is, unless it is with regard to the enumerated powers concerning regulating commerce among the States, but even that is with regard as to how, not what is contained in the transactions themselves.
If you will recall, Trump has pushed the same phrase the Mitt Romney did with “repeal and replace” Obamacare. While his website has a few good proposals such as health Savings Accounts and the ability to purchase insurance across state lines, it then promotes a “patient-centered health care system,” something that is not authorized in the Constitution. Additionally, Trumps plan would also “Maximize flexibility for states via block grants so that local leaders can design innovative Medicaid programs that will better serve their low-income citizens.” Again, taxing for medical care is unconstitutional and certainly using such grants to give money back to the states when it should have never been taken in the first place is immoral and unconstitutional.
Trump definitely strikes at the problems that have stemmed from Obamacare, as he has pointed out the enormous costs, losses and skyrocketing premiums that are the result of the failed legislation.
However, we must also keep in mind that while in the primaries, he also spoke about universal healthcare and making sure the “everyone was covered.”
This is not the only thing that should concern you. Mr. Trump also expressed that Obama is a “good man.” While many blasted me and claimed Trump was “being gracious,” the reality is that is absolute lie. Obama is anything but a good man. In fact, the Scriptures are clear, “Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one” (Psalm 53:3; Romans 3:12). This followed Trump’s comment, “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.”
Does anyone else see a problem here? This is the same man that has promised that his attorney general will investigate Clinton further concerning her already known crimes concerning her illegal email server, but tells the American people that Clinton has worked “hard” and you and I owe her a debt of gratitude. I ask, for what Mr. Trump? Four dead Americans in Benghazi? Thousands of dead in Syria? Armed jihadis? Making friends with America’s enemies? The Islamic State? America being made vulnerable?
No, we owe her and Obama justice, Sir. We are not in her debt at all.
Friends, I can’t tell you exactly what it is, but I sense many of you are about to be shown just how much you’ve been played in this election. I hope I’m wrong, I truly do, but there are too many things that continue to stick in my mind from the Trump campaign and from certain unconstitutional policies that are on his website, as well as his cozying up to Paul Ryan, that bother me. The openness to compromise on Obamacare is one of them.