Trump took the Congress to task over its double standard on participation in the Affordable Care Act. He issued a blunt salvo on Monday morning:
If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
Trump has been clear about him being frustrated that the Republican-led Congress’s is unable to get a repeal-and-replace legislative package on his desk to sign. Couple of days ago, the Republican effort to even pass a “skinny repeal” of Obamacare collapsed in spectacular fashion.
“We have the same problem for seven years: we’ve been telling what we’re against and what we’re opposed to, we’re given seven months to govern and all we can come up with is this skinny plan on 24 hours’ notice?” asked Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
Trump was clear when he said he is not a fan of the ACA, even pointing out that “Obamacare is death.” Less clear is what Trump and the Republicans intend to replace Obamacare with.