For President Trump, repealing Obamacare is proving to be a taller order than he, or we, probably imagined. We know the ultimate goal for Obama’s plan was to authorize the federal government to be a single-payer entity.
Conservatives fear, and rightly so, that it places too much control of our lives into the hands of a power hungry bureaucratic authority that already leans towards tyranny anyway.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants Senate Republicans to vote without delay on the latest Obamacare repeal package before the July 4 recess. Reason why? So that Democrats can’t stall it out, placing Republicans in a precarious position with their constituents in the upcoming 2018 and subsequent 2020 elections.
From the Daily Caller:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is dead set on keeping the pressure on Senate Republicans to vote on their version of Obamacare repeal before Congress leaves for the July 4 recess.
Senate leadership has set a timeline to vote on its version of health care reform next week, a bill that is anticipated to repeal significant portions of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
McConnell is pushing for a quick vote, in an effort to force lawmakers to reach a consensus on portions of health care reform that have been divisive in the Senate’s push to repeal and replace Obamacare, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Senate Democrats are maintaining a hardline position to keep Obama’s signature healthcare legislation:
Democrats in the Senate remain united in opposition to any proposals to repeal Obamacare, as they feel a duty to support Obama’s landmark achievement and view the Republicans repeal effort as an opportunity to gain a leg up in the 2018 election cycle.
If Republicans fail to vote on health care reform before heading back home to their districts, it is likely to leave them open to criticism from constituents who are slated to lose coverage and voters who supported them, in no small part, because they promised to repeal Obamacare. Town hall meetings from earlier in 2017 have already shown Republicans in Congress what could lie ahead.
The health care system before Obama mucked it up was not perfect by any means, but it was still better than what Obamacare gave us. Every promise the former president made about his plan turned out to be false and just another scam to fool us into accepting it.
Getting Obamacare repealed is priority one as far as millions of conservatives are concerned and the sooner the better. We know the private sector can provide much better and less expensive options than anything the federal government can offer!
Source: The Daily Caller