President Obama’s health care plan got off to a bad start when the preposterous Nancy Pelosi, then speaker, made her famous comment about it being necessary to vote on the law before reading it and thus understanding what what it was about to do to a topic that is dear to every American – his or her health.
The reality of the thing turned out in many ways to be worse than what conservatives might have anticipated.
Yet whether they liked it or not, the Democrats owned the monstrosity as well as all the disruption it caused.
It has prompted more than one private medical doctor to claim, “I am really just a federal government sub-contractor.” That’s a scary thought.
It would take far to long to even begin to list everything that has gone wrong and will go wrong as long as this creature is still alive.
While it certainly won’t be perfect, the Republican members of the Senate are about to release their health care plan, something that, if passed into law, would mean the end of Obamacare and one more part of his dismal legacy gone.
He must curse every day that Hillary did not win the presidency…
“The unveiling of the 142-page bill marks the first time that the majority of senators get a look at the plan to overhaul America’s health care system. With Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pressing ahead for a vote next week, senators now only have a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the bill.”
At least they get to read it before they vote, something that Nancy Pelosi would no doubt find bizarre.
Nevertheless, the Republicans are not all united on this bill, so it remains to be seen if Mr. McConnell can guide it through to passage.
“Four conservative Republican senators — Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee — said they opposed the current version. And key votes such as Sens. Dean Heller and Susan Collins have also withheld support.”
While further negotiations can be expected, especially once the Senate passes a health care reform bill, and House and Senate leaders begin the work of hammering out a compromise that both houses can pass, it remains clear that Obama’s signature health care legislation is going away.
This is going to happen either when President Trump finally gets to sign a bill that passes both houses of Congress, or when Obamacare collapses under the weight of its own failings.
In either case, we are approaching the time when there will be little left of Mr. Obama’s legacy, and what will remain are some leftist judges still in office, and international crises that were badly mishandled.
He will have a hard time separating his administration from the concept of “failure.”