Currently, President Trump is encouraging Congress to continue the battle to repeal and replace Obamacare, but if they don’t, he will go it alone. Senator Rand Paul is currently studying executive orders with an eye towards using them to overturn Obamacare. He said the President is looking into this option.
President Trump has also threatened to pull the illegal subsidies given to Congress and to insurance companies in the face of failure by the Republican-led Senate to repeal and replace, but he can do much more than that. He can have Tom Price dismantle most of it. It’s collapsing and something has to be done but the alternative the Democrats want is StalinCare.
If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2017
The real power lies with HHS
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has said President Donald Trump’s administration will work to dismantle key parts of the Affordable Care Act if Congress refuses to act.
Speaking on Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week” with Martha Raddatz, Price said:
“…the current system is imploding” and that HHS has a “responsibility” to improve the health care system using the authority granted to it by the ACA.“The responsibility of the department is to improve the health and the safety and the well-being of the American people, and we take that mission extremely seriously,” Price said.
“Which is why we are so passionate about making certain that we’ve got a health care system, again, that works for patients.”
“So the ACA, Obamacare, had it stated 1,442 times — 1,442 times — ‘the [HHS] secretary shall,’ or ‘the secretary may.’ And what the previous administration did was made it so it was harder to care for patients and drove up the costs of coverage and drove up the costs of care,” Price added.
Obama’care’s 1,442 regulations are on the chopping block.
“We’re going to look at every single one of those rules and regulations, all 1,442 of them, and determine: Does it drive up costs? Does it drive down costs? Does it help patients? Does it hurt patients? And when it drives up costs and hurts patients, we’re going to move in the other direction,” Price said, indicating HHS could play a key role in reversing many Obamacare provisions in the future.
Left-wing interviewer Martha Raddatz, who cried on air when Trump won the presidency, grilled Secretary Price and kept coming back to the comment by Trump to let Obamacare fail though Price answered three times.