Trump should simply drop the prior administration’s appeal and end illegal O-Care cost-sharing subsidies tomorrow.
The president is out of town this week, isn’t he?
Obamacare will go into a death spiral on May 22 if the Trump administration chooses not to continue fighting in court to preserve cost-premium subsidies that were ruled illegal last year.
On May 12, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled House v. Burwell that the Obama Administration’s payment of cost-sharing subsidies without congressional approval was a violation of the Constitution’s Appropriations Clause.
The Obama odministration appealed the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia District, where it was renamed House v. Price to reflect the current Secretary of Health and Human Services. Monday, May 22 is the last day for the Trump administration to give notice to the Appellate Court if it wants to continue the appeal.
If Trump drops the appeal and ends the illegal cost-sharing subsidies, Obamacare Silver Plan healthcare premiums will jump by 19 percent. But the national average for Obamacare Silver Plan patient deductibles would also more than quadruple from $709,to $3,064, according to the amicus brief filed by America’s largest hospital groups.
This is why President Trump has been so supremely confident that he would be signing a new heath care law “very quickly”.
The legal motion in a case that was filed by House Republicans during the Obama administration is expected to be filed later Monday.
President Trump holds ALL of the cards here. He is giving Congress 90 more days, but Politico didn’t bother to report what this reprieve cost Congress. We’ll soon find out but not because it will be reported in the main stream media, you’ll have to look here at the Whitehouse Website to see that kind of reporting.