Were the previous 50 attempts at fixing Obamacare all for political show…including on Jan 8th 2016, when a bill arrived on President Obama’s desk, forcing him to veto?
Fixing Obamacare | GOP Misses the Mark
By wasting time and effort coming up with an Obamacare-lite bill, GOP leadership is officially squandering another opportunity to do what is right for the citizenry of this country. We were told over and over that one of the biggest campaign promises would be to repeal the nightmare that is Obamacare. Then how come Republicans could send President Obama a repeal bill in early January 2016, yet here we are in mid-March with an actual Republican president and they can’t seem to make it work.
The truth is these politicians loved the Medicaid expansion and other goodies found in Obamacare. They were able to go back and home and leverage more coverage in their favor in the eyes of their constituents. Now the fight is “too tough” for some of these soft politicians. A full repeal of Obamacare would result in approximately 20 million individuals losing their current health insurance. Facing this threat is just oh so much for Speaker Paul Ryan and his squad of imbecile leaders.
They are once again looking to take the easy way out. They don’t want to have the argument about why this issue should be about the citizenry as a whole – all 318 million of us.
Why should 300 million be at the mercy of a small percentage of the population?
Trump? Sounds Like A Different Man
“The Republicans, frankly, are putting themselves in a very bad position — I tell this to (Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price) all the time — by repealing Obamacare” – Donald Trump
What the hell?
President Flip Flop appears to completely contradict one of his biggest campaign promises. See exhibit below:
First he wants Obamacare repealed. Now he claims it puts Republicans in a bad position. Where is the integrity, grit, and toughness that many fell in love with when it came to Trump on the campaign trail? The first sign of resistance on a major campaign promise, and he folds.
I Smell Liberal Republicans
Forcing Obamacare “holdovers” such as pre-existing conditions and the expansion of Medicaid are liberal republican’s handiwork.
I’ve discussed pre-existing conditions at length before. You cannot force insurance companies to cover all individuals and still expect for them to make profit. What ends up happening is that they increase everyone else’s premiums in order to cover for those with pre-existing conditions. You don’t get pregnant, wait 4 months, then decide to go get health insurance. That’s not the way it is supposed to work.
The expansion of Medicaid among other massive spending bills that are sure to come has me scratching my head. We are to be expecting a one trillion dollar infrastructure bill and a paid family leave bill are we not? Who is going to ever address the ballooning national debt? All these politicians do is spend spend spend.
How About A FULL Repeal
Here’s a brilliant idea. The GOP leadership passes a bill that is solely a full repeal of Obamacare. What we had before wasn’t as bad correct? Ok so we have a Republican President now, time to repeal Obamacare. If the GOP wants to work on their own version of a healthcare solution than they can wait. The rest of us…..shouldn’t have to wait in order to return to sensibility.
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