The US President Donald trump has threatened to stop government payments to the insurance companies if Congress does not repeal Obamacare and will not take new health care reform.
“If the new health care bill will not be enacted soon, grants the insurance companies and subsidies to members of Congress also will soon be over,” wrote trump on his Twitter.
The statement was followed by trump after the Senate failed to repeal the law “About available health care”, known as ObamaCare, passed the ex-US President Barack Obama in 2010.
July 26, the Senate fell a vote on Obamacare: its abolition was supported only by 43 senators, 57 in turn voted against, including nine Republicans. Two days later the Senate refused partial cancellation of the reform of Obama.
Version of Reuters, the first part of the tweet trump refers to subsidies of $8 billion that the U.S. government paid to insurance companies to reduce the price of health care for persons with low income since the inception of the program.
The second part of the tweet refers to the congressmen and their assistants, insurance of which is subsidized by the government through the insurance exchange for the district of Columbia.
Insurance companies expect from trump and legislators ‘ decisions on whether they continue to receive subsidies from the state. According to Reuters, without public funds, the insurers can increase rates for health care by 20% since mid-August, when it will end the current round of financing.
According to the Agency, in case of refusal Obamacare small regions may lose access to private life insurance in 2018, as the insurers can walk away from such markets.
In may, the house of representatives has voted to repeal Obamacare, but changes to the health care law cannot be, for it is not the Senate’s vote.
Obamacare repeal was one of the key provisions of the campaign trump. Republicans have criticized the program for excessive state intervention in the sphere of health care and the rising cost of medical services, and for penalties for refusing to purchase insurance. They offer to cancel the fines, fees and taxes for insurance companies and individuals with high income. In addition, they want to cut Medicaid, which provides for the issuance of free insurance to Americans with low incomes. Democrats oppose because they believe that poor Americans are in this case not left without insurance.