The Affordable Care Act won’t collapse on its own, so Trump threatens to bring it down. His plan is to simply stop paying insurance companies. This has got to be illegal. We are a nation of laws and a President who can’t get Congress to change a law he doesn’t like can’t just ignore the law.
A bipartisan group including high-level former members of Congress and regulators is fighting back. In a statement released Thursday by the Bipartisan Policy Center, former Senate majority leaders Bill Frist, R-Tenn., Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and others said the uncertainty means higher costs for consumers and noted more insurers will leave the exchanges and either stop selling individual insurance plans altogether or significantly boost premiums.
Call and write our Senators and Congressman. Tell them to speak up and demand that Trump continue the ACA’s Cost-Sharing payments.
- Phone and contact form for Senator McCain
- Phone and contact form for Senator Flake
- Phone and contact form for Congressman O’Halleran
Frankly, even Trump has doubts about this threat because it’s so extreme. Write him a note, too: Contact the White House.
Individual insurance plans at risk in more areas with Trump threats, Arizona Republic
Trump Threatens to Withhold Payments to Insurers, WSJ (may be behind a pay wall)