Breaking News Trump threatens to end health care 'bailouts' for insurers, lawmakers

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    Trumps threat is noting less than a shakedown, if he does what he has promised - always problematic - he will set himself up for impeachment.

    Shakedown - a radical change or restructuring, particularly in a hierarchical organization or group

    Extortion - the practice of obtaining something through force or threats.
     
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    I agree. If you read the linked article, all it actually says is that this administration won't give permanent approval to the subsidies. But they will continue to pay them.
     
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    I think Trump should do exactly as he said. Cut it all off. The country will be proud of him for being a strong leader even if it means some of their family members die. While he's at it, he should go ahead and clean house in the FBI CIA and all the other security agencies, and replace them with people willing to pledge loyalty to the president. Fire them all so they stop all the Russia investigations. Some say that he has small hands, and doesn't have the balls to go ahead and do all the things he's threatened, to do. I say that it would take a pussy to make all those threats and not follow through with them. Come on Mr Trump. Show us you aren't a pussy.
     
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    /----/ "even if it means some of their family members die. " -- Oh knock it off you drama queen. Your strawman arguments are laughable.
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    Don't hold your breath! You ever read Trump's art of the deal? It's in the book.
     
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    Which of the things I mentioned has he not threatened to do? He should either follow through with his threats, or admit he's just full of shit.
     
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    Pretty sure Trump never read The Art of the Deal. He certainly didn't write it. The windbag hired someone else to write it, and then slapped his own name on it.
     
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    You're naughty. LOL
     
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    Fury, if this administration stops paying the subsidies, insurers may raise their rates obscenely. This will not be a popular move by our President/Republican Congress, because it will mean premiums flying through the roof. Again. Don't forget, we've still got the individual mandate. Obamacare stands.
     
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    Take a MIdol and settle down. Obama already proved how big taxpayer-funded government bailouts don't work. We bought an Obama-era GM bailout Chevy in 2013 and the stupid thing didn't even make it to 150,000 miles.
     

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