Trump Just Devastated This Obama Era Plan

Obamacare was one of the worst policies former President Barack Obama ever put into place.

Not only did it force millions of Americans to purchase low-quality insurance at a high rate, but it also caused many to lose their benefits and have to resort to lower healthcare standards.

But now, President Trump is instituting new change that will devastate Obama’s insurance care plan.

The Trump administration announced earlier this week that it will temporarily freeze billions of dollars of payments into Obamacare-related accounts.

These specific payments were being made to help healthcare places insure higher-risk patients —which spewed controversy from the healthcare industry, and even some patients.

Although this may affect some individuals care plans directly; ultimately, it will save Americans money in the long run.

The federal government typically provides Obamacare era insurance companies billions of dollars so that the companies feel comfortable insuring high-risk patients.

The government paid out over $10 billion dollars of this in 2017 alone.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid spoke out about the controversial act that occurred this weekend, and were outraged:

“We were disappointed by the court’s recent ruling,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. “As a result of this litigation, billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold. CMS has asked the court to reconsider its ruling, and hopes for a prompt resolution that allows CMS to prevent more adverse impacts on Americans who receive their insurance in the individual and small group markets.”


Many insurance companies are also speaking out against the change in funding, calling it a “low-blow”:

“We are very discouraged by the new market disruption brought about by the decision to freeze risk adjustment payments. This decision comes at a critical time when insurance providers are developing premiums for 2019 and states are reviewing rates,” trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) said in a statement Saturday. “We encourage the Administration to reevaluate its decision and work with all stakeholders to make health care more affordable for all Americans…”

 

This action will significantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small business owners and could result in far fewer health plan choices,” Blue Cross Blue Shield Association President and CEO Scott Serota said in a statement. “It will undermine Americans’ access to affordable coverage, particularly those who need medical care the most.”

This focus on ending Obamacare is not a new phase in the Trump presidency.

Trump’s initial campaigning began with a promise to end Obamacare and restore freedom of healthcare choices to the American people.

Now, over a year into his presidency, Trump has pushed for the end of the insurance deal, and has crippled the plan in the process.

Do you believe Obamacare was helpful to the American people in any way?

Or did Obamacare only cause chaos and issues for people who had already had insurance or who cannot afford it?

Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Dave Law

    Obummer care was completely ill thought. There was no possible way it could work. It was based upon lies and misinformation. Simplest solution is to simply make a few changes and increase competition among the carriers. Allow them to cross state lines in coverage, add larger pools to the groups, allow the companies to determine their tables as was past practice, and have a government stop gap if needed for those who do not qualify, yet still at a price and nothing for free. Assist those who NEED it, not set themselves up to be able to just “get it” for free. 90% of the market was great before Obummer care. Let the companies compete for business, not government regulated.

  • johnnywoods

    No doubt the greedy insurance companies will oppose changes that will limit their ability to gouge their customers. Suck it up.

  • mlmaston

    Undermine American individual decisions? Obamacare already accomplished that nasty deed. It is because of Obamacare that I was unable to find affordable Health Insurance that would have been worth paying for. Instead, we ended up with a travesty, even a third world country wouldn’t except.

  • disqus_tpc8waQI76

    let me put to you all this way as an end user what we found you payed out the nose each month with no return. The plan was not portable any where other than the state you live in. The deductible was like 5 k the question became wtf am i paying for !!!! If you took the money you were pay each month and put it in a bank account you could afford the the doctors visit for you yearly and the prescription that you mite get or need for the most part… The plans sucked all the while you are getting crappier and crappier coverage and service you could see these doctor were over taxed with work load which boil down doctor burn out and we don;t have enough them. They want you to charge you doctors fees for a nurse practitioner we need it back the way it was cause this sucks

  • Silver Eagle

    This health insurance conundrum can be solved easily. Just let those without insurance go to the emergency room for care. A chart should be prepared for each patient, and the hospital should submit costs to the government for payment. This is better than giving billions to the healthcare companies.

  • james baxter

    ODUMBO CARE,WAS TRASH,JUST LIKE A_S HOLES THAT PUSHED IT THROUGH,

  • John Burks

    Obama Care was and is unConstittutional.

  • Alleged-Comment

    Yes, it should be DUMPED. It was NOT constitutional and neither was the guy who it was created under.

    That is why WE HAVE a Constitution no prevent things like this. But your waycism got in the way and you let a waycist have his way.

  • Victim of obamacare

    If you had an Obamacare plan, you paid a very small portion for the insurance. The taxpayers paid for the rest of it. In my case I paid $130 per month. Taxpayers paid $1,000 per month. Plus it didn’t cover much. In addition, I had a 30% copayment. The insurance company received $1,130 monthly. I didn’t use the insurance much because I couldn’t afford the additional costs.

    Obamacare is a total ripoff for the taxpayers. There is no question about that. Just do the math.

  • graybuffalo

    The SCOTUS essentially rewrote the bill/law instead of voting on it as it came to them – The SCOTUS is not a law-making body; hence, it was and is unconstitutional.

  • graybuffalo

    ObammyCare was presented as a means to provide insurance to those 30 million uninsured – Less than one-tenth of the population, so we ALL suffer – it would have been much cheaper to just pay for the health care of the $30 million who were already being taken care of by Medicaid anyway. Stupid. The latter was never the goal of Obama anyway – the real reason was to CONTROL the population via the Saul Alinsky (the God of Community Organizers) strategy.

    There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to
    create a totalitarian social state. The first is the most important.

    · Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people

    · Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are
    easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for
    them to live.

    · Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able
    to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

    · Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government.
    That way you are able to create a police state.

    · Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and
    Income)

    · Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control
    of what children learn in school.

    · Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

    · Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will
    cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the
    support of the poor.

    Any of this sound familiar?

  • Roger

    President Trump did more for America and the American people in one year than the previous three presidents did in 24 years!
    Donald Trump is my AMAZING PRESIDENT and like he promised, president for all AMERICANS! President Trump is the best president ever and the most brilliant leader in the history of the world!
    Keep America Great! Greater than ever before! AMERICA and AMERICANS FIRST!
    Actions speak louder than words and President Trump’s actions speaks volumes for America and the American people!

    Donald Trump overcame adversity never before seen in the history of an American Presidential election and no one is going to stop him!
    President Trump is so right so often about so much, that it is unbelievable! He is an unstoppable genius!
    Sixteen Republican challengers couldn’t stop Donald Trump, the Democrats couldn’t stop him, adversaries in his own party couldn’t stop him, the lying liberal media couldn’t stop him, the thug protesters hired by the Democrats to disrupt his rallies couldn’t stop him, crooked Hillary, despite her underhanded cheating and attempt to rig the election with the help of then President Obama, the DOJ (Loretta Lynch) and the FBI (James Comey) couldn’t stop him, so why are so many wasting their time? He won’t be stopped! Trump/Pence 2020!

  • Den Zampieri

    President Trump is the best man to lead the United States of America in a very,very long time.

  • John Grychak

    Now that O’BUMMER has stated in one of his speeches in Africa, that he’s from Kenya, not Hawaii, USA, shouldn’t he be picked up immiediately, and Jailed for Treason/Obstruction/Murder?