Earlier this year Dana Milbank reported that the United Nations had warned President Trump and his administration that repealing ObamaCare without creating an adequate replacement would be a problem.
The United Nations stated that without providing the necessary substitute for Obamacare it would be in violation of multiple international laws.
The U.N. Human Rights Commission has members from China, Cuba, Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. All who claimed to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights.”
In a letter from the High Commissioner’s office, there was a warning to President Trump that the repeal and replacement of Obamacare “might be illegal” and asked that the letter be shared with the leaders in both chambers of Congress. In addition, it bluntly asked that the “the wider public should be alerted to the potential implications of the above-mentioned allegations.” The letter urges that “all necessary interim measures be taken to prevent the alleged violations” and asks that, if the “allegations” proved correct, there be “adequate measure to prevent their occurrence as well as to guarantee the accountability of any person responsible.”
The Trump administration understood the concern about the prospective loss of health coverage for 30 million people and took the risk without sharing the letter with congress or the public, according to Malbank.
None of this will deter President Trump, who’s attempts are made to get a repeal bill through the House.
There’s also a logical question that needs to be asked here: If repealing Obamacare violates international law, wasn’t the country in violation before Obamacare?
The biggest matter is, the US public needs to be informed that the United Nations has tried to dictate our domestic policy in the first place.
The intrusive letter from the High Commissioner only shows that by signing broadly worded international agreements, it gives foreign countries the right to accuse us of violating the law. And we need to understand that this must to stop.