President Trump has been working tirelessly to try to make all of the promises he made during the General Election to the American people a reality. He made an enormous leap forward with his new health care Executive Order, but not everyone seems to be a fan.
Key GOP Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) appeared on ABC to explain what she thinks about the new order. She stated, “I’m very disappointed in the President’s actions of this past week.” The problem here is he wouldn’t have had to take these steps if Collins would have done her job as a GOP Senator and supported the repeal and replacement of Obamacare; a repeal and replacement promised by the congressional GOP before the President was elected.
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Collins has resisted President Trump from the beginning. Prior to this, Collins had explained that she thinks his words are harmful. Her opinion on his health care bill naturally follows that same thought process — he is not able to do anything right in her eyes.
“What the President is doing is affecting people’s access and the cost of health care right now,” Collins said during the interview. She is responsible for casting a key vote that would have passed the repeal and replace, according to ABC News.
Despite Trump’s order, that gives consumers more choices and allows for competition to thrive, still doesn’t seem to be enough for Collins. She believes that the President’s termination of federal subsidies to the insurance companies is doing a great disservice to the American people.
Regardless of how Collins feels about it on a moral level, people have decided against Obamacare. In fact, many voted for the President because he wanted to get rid of Obamacare once and for all.
Congress fought the President by narrowly voting a bill down that would have repealed Obamacare, a bill that people like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and Collins voted against.
So what does this mean for the insurance companies and people suffering under Obamacare?
Some people would suggest that in Collins’ eyes none of that matters. Instead, she would rather have Americans ride Obamacare until the wheels fall off. Today, Obamacare is crumbling and on the verge of collapse.
The goal of Trump’s Executive Order is to lower out-of-pocket costs for the insured, which were artificially inflated by Obama to provide health care benefits to poorer people who couldn’t afford quality insurance.
As a result, if someone wants insurance for themselves, they have to pay extra to cover ridiculous costs that don’t apply to them in any way, shape, or form. It was essentially Obama testing the progressive waters with a “Socialist-lite” health care scheme.
Sen. Susan Collins attacked Trump on television. Do you think she should apologize?
Democrats don’t see a problem with subsidizing another behemoth entitlement program because they honestly believed government can simply fund insurance for everyone, college for everyone, and a $15 minimum wage. Of course, this is not the case.
The problem here is that none of this is feasible, and Collins knows it. It may appear to work on a short-term basis — but it will never remain financially feasible for an extended amount of time. In the end, this seems to be a case of a “never-Trumper” looking for any excuse to dislike a decision made by the President. She is opposing a decision that impacts almost all Americans for the better for purely political purposes.