Trump threatens to primary any conservative who opposes health care replacement bill

I can't even explain how ANGRY I am right now! What in the hell are they doing? The house conservatives are RIGHT and this bill is just like Obamacare. Say hello to single payer people! 

Report: Trump threatens to primary any conservative who opposes health care replacement bill WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the House Deputy Whip team at the East Room of the White House March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump met with the House Deputy Whip team to discuss the new House Republican Healthcare Bill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) 

President Donald Trump is threatening to support primary candidates of any Republican congressman who doesn’t sign off on the GOP’s health care replacement plan.

According to the Washington Examiner, Trump made the threat earlier this week during a meeting with House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other GOP whips who are responsible for ensuring the GOP’s health care replacement plan receives the 218 votes it needs to pass in the House of Representatives.

So far, most House conservatives have come out to oppose the reform bill, including the 29-member House Freedom Caucus, which is led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the founding member of the caucus, has been outspoken in his opposition to the reform bill.

Jordan told CNN Thursday that House conservatives “want to help the President do what we told the voters we were going to do. We told them we would repeal Obamacare.”

“This bill that the House leadership has brought forward is not that,” Jordan said. “It says we’re going to repeal Obamacare, but we’re going to keep Medicaid expansion and we’re going to extend it. It says we’re going to repeal Obamacare, but we’re going to keep some of the tax increases. That’s not what we told the voters we were going to do. Let’s repeal it, let’s repeal it all.”

“Let’s do the right thing and let’s put together the right kind of legislation that accomplishes what we all told the voters we were going to do,” Jordan explained in that interview.

Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), another top House conservative, explained on “Fox and Friends Weekend” Saturday that if Trump would listen to the concerns of House conservatives then he would understand that the GOP health care replacement plan is not good and simply just a watered down version of Obamacare.

Still, some of the most vulnerable congressman could be those from districts that Trump easily won last year, including Meadows’ western N.C. district.

More from the Examiner:

If negotiations don’t reach fruition as the bill readies for a floor vote, Republican insiders said, watch Trump’s tweets and travel schedule for signs that he’s dispensed with the carrots and brought out the stick to try to get wayward members on board.

Party insiders say the president at that point could choose to make an example of one or two resistant Republicans to send a message.

In addition to the threats to congressmen, Trump met with a group of conservative organizations on Wednesday — Heritage Foundation, Club for Growth, Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity — and scolded them for being critical of the health care reform bill, which they have labeled “Obamacare Lite.”

Those organizations argue that the GOP’s replacement plan doesn’t go far enough in unwinding Obamacare, nor does it implement a market-based solution, something Trump promised on the campaign trail last year.

Trump is slated to host an event in Nashville next week to begin selling the health care reform bill to Americans.

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Thanks Robin. I followed her and I have been sharing her tweets. Ryan and all like him are doing nothing for their constituents, but much for the lobbyist padding their pockets.

She is awesome. I just love her. Exactly right on Ryan and the rest. 

  I can certainly understand the GOP's resistance to this new Obama Care replacement bill, if one can truly call it that.  I am concerned about how many replacement bills the GOP has produced over the past 8 years, you know the ones that were tabled for one reason or another?  So far, at least in the past 6 years, I haven't seen a GOP drafted replacement bill, not even Rand Paul's bill, you know, the one he says everyone in the GOP favors.  Perhaps it's time Rand Paul put his replacement bill out there where we the people can decide which is better, the new American Healthcare Bill, or the mystery Rand Paul bill.  I'm like everyone who voted for Donald Trump, I want Obama Care completely gone, erased and placed in the circular file.  Any bill that looks like an entitlement bill except for those who are incapable of paying the lowest premium, should not pass muster.  I would much rather wait to see if another more Conservative bill can be hammered together prior to voting something in simply for expedience sake.  

  Caution!  I know everyone wants a bill that frees up insurance companies to exercise free market cross state lines capabilities, but there needs to be some serious thought given to oversight of insurance companies.  In my past 68 years, I've never met an honest, compassionate insurance company.  I've also seen insurance companies collude to make insurance premiums pretty even, then slowly raise the premiums in order to make higher profits.  Why do you think your automobile insurance works out to be nearly the same regardless of the company you choose?  The same thing, can and will happen to healthcare insurance premiums, if guidelines and restrictions aren't implemented with cross state lines freedom.  As things are, this Ryan Care bill falls short of what was promised and it doesn't appear ready for implementation as it is.  I urge a back to the drawing board until a reasonable bill is presented to the people.  Keep in mind however, healthcare is never going to be cheap.     

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Let Trump threaten them. I will vote for anyone that he is against.Trump will just help new people get elected, removing the rino's from their positions.

I thought that I may have been wrong about Trump, but then he starts acting like a dictator, and trying to force any who disagree with his rino's into submission, makes him Obama 2.0!

Trump is for single payer, so that he supports the rino bill that will continue to hurt those of us that are middle class, while allowing the rich elitist that he belongs to, to continue to prosper, then he will be one term only.

CAUTION!!!  Do not believe the things you read from the Washington Examiner, anymore than any other news paper.  So far this is the only place I've read with the accusation regarding threats to GOP candidates who don't vote for this plan.  Be careful, be very careful.  Trump is meeting with the "bill's" opposition congressional representatives on Tuesday this week to hash over and negotiate.  According to a representative Jim Jordan (R) Ohio, who opposes this bill.  He confirmed that this meeting will be held, and that President Trump assures them he is open, and nothing is yet etched in stone.  I'm not quite ready to toss Trump under the bus because some hack from the Washington Examiner wrote what may well have been an embellished article in order to cause chaos and questioning of our new President.   

Thanks for checking, Jerome. I pray this is the case. I know if they go with it the way Ryan has put it forward, the conservatives in the Senate will NOT go for it. Cautiously watching all of this play out. 

I'm pretty sure this won't pass muster as written.  Too, too many Conservatives are against it as presented.  There are a couple of good things, but certainly not enough to resemble what the GOP promised.  Legislation intended to be entitlements are difficult to repeal and replace, especially when trying to replace a government controlled entitlement with something totally removed from the federal government controls.  It's been 8 long years since the free market has been able to interact with services like health care insurance, many people have lost faith in it.  Obama saw to that, Obama Care was designed to cause a rift between the people and free enterprise.  Now we are really in a dilemma, aren't we?  We have little faith in the free market, we don't trust the government, and the nation's health care industry has said very little that we can take to heart.  Time, and prayer my dear, prayer and time.

Very well stated, Jerome! You spelled out my feelings on the matter exactly. Almost like you snuck in my brain. LOL  

I am praying Trump doesn't go with what Paul Ryan is trying to sell with his HC bill. It bails out insurance companies again, imposes a 30% penalty on people for no insurance which is paid directly to the insurance company, on top of your premium. There is so much wrong with this bill.

I hope the Freedom Caucus members can stop this once they meet with Trump. If not, we will get to socialized medicine. just like we are headed under Obamacare now.





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