President Donald Trump has been attempting, so far unsuccessfully, to repeal and replace the disastrous “Affordable” Care Act.
Commonly known as Obamacare, the ACA’s mandate that all Americans must purchase health insurance or face exorbitant IRS penalties is both unconstitutional and unethical, yet the faulty legislation remains in place today. Americans, wholly fed up with the ridiculous mandate, elected Donald Trump to the presidency in November on hopes that he would be able to achieve his states campaign goal of dismantling Obamacare and returning Americans to the free market in terms of healthcare.
So far, that has not been possible due to democratic resistance and RINO congressmen who are unwilling to leave their Big Pharmaceutical donors out to dry. Trump truly cannot drain the swamp fast enough.
The President has often threatened another approach to ending the plight of Obamacare: Cut off the law’s funding, creating the necessity of change. It looks as though this approach might draw some sort of result after a recent court ruling.
“U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria denied a demand by California and 17 other states for a temporary restraining order to continue $600 million per month of Obamacare insurance company subsidies on Wednesday.
“U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria, a Barack Obama appointee, ruled against issuing an emergency order requiring so-called ‘cost-sharing reduction‘ (CSR) payments to be restored, while 18 states and the District of Columbia litigate an appeal of a lower court decision in favor of the U.S. House of Representatives that President Obama’s annual authorization to make CSR payments was unconstitutional without Congressional authorization.
“Politico reported that Judge Chhabria was skeptical that the states had demonstrated that there was an immediate threat to consumers that rose to the level that the judicial branch should compel the executive branch of the federal government to make payments deemed illegal by another federal court.”
Obamacare was considered a flawed bill from the get-go, but the reality of the implemented legislation is far worse than previously considered.
Not only did the Affordable Care Act create a closed-loop system in which a handful of insurers could maximize profits by manipulating the value of health insurance in tandem, but the program has now driven a number of insurers out of geographical hotspots they once serviced. This means that, by 2018, a number of health insurance monopolies will exist within the United States wherein Americans will be forced by the government to pay whatever price these providers demand for their services.