Skip to comments.Trump personally told health chief to deny Iowa's urgent Obamacare waiver: Report
Posted on 10/06/2017 12:26:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump personally called the official who oversees Obamacare to tell her to reject Iowa's bid for a waiver from Obamacare rules, according to The Washington Post.
Oklahoma's health chief has criticized the Trump administration for failing to act on a similar waiver request by that state.
Iowa's waiver request is still pending with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
President Donald Trump personally told a top federal health official to reject Iowa's pending request to try to stabilize its individual insurance market with a waiver from Obamacare rules, according to a new report.
And a leading Obamacare expert now says that Trump's reported call seems to be part of a broader effort to actually drive up prices of Obamacare health plans so as to "undermine" the Affordable Care Act.
The new Washington Post article said that Trump in late August called Seema Verma, the administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, after seeing a Wall Street Journal story detailing Iowa's so-called 1332 waiver request.
That waiver request was being pushed by Iowa's Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, who in an Aug. 21 letter to Verma's then boss, Dr. Tom Price, said, "We face an immediate collapsing [individual insurance] market that could leave thousands without health insurance and the rest with 56 [percent] or higher premium rate increases."
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CNBC = Fake News . Something needs to be done with them and all their lies
All the Fake News that’s fit to print
No waiver for you!!!
I think he should void all of the waivers, and let ZeroCare “work” as written.
Trump knows how to play this game. Our representatives have been totally stupid about Obamacare since it was enacted.
You make Obamacare as horrible as possible, forcing EVERYONE to suffer under it's abuses. No waivers, no special treatment, no indulgences. Make *EVERYONE* suffer as badly as possible, and then people can see why we opposed it in the first place.
Our side kept trying to water it down or delay it's implementation instead of insisting that people have the horrible thing rammed down their throat. Our side should have been insisting "FULL IMPLEMENTATION FOR EVERYONE RIGHT NOW!"
At least Trump knows what he is doing.
So it’s Trump’s job to shore up Obama’s failed healthcare plan?
Amen. Make them scream and congress will suddenly decide this monstrosity needs to be repealed.
Really what would be the point of a waiver? If the program works, keep it. If it doesn’t work, dump it.
Don’t waiver everyone
He needs to step up to the plate on the Congresscritters and their staffs. Tell them they have 30 days to get a repeal bill on his desk for signature or on the 31st day he will issue an EO resinding any waiver for ANY Federal Employee or Congress Member.
So the problem isn't Trump's refusal to grant a waiver. The problem is the obamacare rules.
Trump tried to fix that. The uniparty resisted. Eat it!
Repeal every page of the ACA, not amended or language replaced.
BINGO. Been saying this since those traitors in the GOP we kept electing have done nothing. TOTAL REPEAL. Is this so damn hard?
How about AT LEAST removing the penalty for starters??
Good. Deny them all.
Do you want single payer?
If it is not fake news as you say it is, I say good for him. We shouldn’t give waivers or bail out insurance companies, let obamacare fail on its own. Then maybe congress will repeal it.
If only Trump could quadruple the rates for Arizona, Alaska, Maine. Thanks McCain and your traitorous pals.
"I shall on all subjects have a policy to recommend, but none to enforce against the will of the people. Laws are to govern all alikethose opposed as well as those who favor them. I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution."
No one should get a waiver from “The Law of The Land”
Whoa...............I thought Obamacare was a great law..