Leverage and the Art of the Deal

Politicians are demanding immediate federal subsidies to healthcare insurance companies, all the while ignoring the fact that the federal court has deemed these subsidies unconstitutional.

The ACHA legislation was written giving the federal government the right and capability to subsidize healthcare insurance cost of healthcare payments. This was considered necessary because Obamacare doesn’t allow insurance companies to have higher premiums for Americans with pre-existing health conditions. Not surprisingly, every insurance company has requested government approval for increased premiums each successive year, with no end in sight. Frustrated with the inability to repeal this bill while Obama was in office, the Republican led House of Representatives stripped this subsidy money from the budget. Essentially, these government subsidies for insurance companies were not apportioned by the House of Representatives for the budget.

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