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Trump Makes Threats as Bipartisan Group Discuss Fixes

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by Margaret Hartmann

In the wake of the shocking failure of the Senate Republicans’ push to destroy Obamacare, over the weekend, President Trump revived his threat to make the individual health-insurance markets implode, tweeting “BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” (And calling for an end to the legislative filibuster, though that’s not why “skinny repeal” failed.)

On Fox News Sunday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Trump hasn’t actually settled on whether he’ll end cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments — Obamacare-mandated payments to health-insurance companies that reduce costs for low-income customers — but “He’s going to make that decision this week, and that’s a decision that only he can make.”

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