David Nather Apr 21, 2017
It's going to be Obamacare insurer payments vs. the wall
So here's where we're at on Obamacare insurer subsidy payments in the upcoming government funding bill:
- Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney on Bloomberg TV: Trump administration is offering Democrats $1 in insurer subsidy payments in exchange for every $1 in funds they're willing to support to build the border wall.
- "Complete non-starter," per Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, via spokesman Matt House.
Bottom line: Yes, we're going to have to go through this. It's not going to be a no-drama solution.