Trump and the Obamacare Disaster: Moving on, or Not?
It seemed likely that President Trump was moving on after the apparent fail of “Ryancare.” Some were referring to the new plan as Obamacare lite. This author would refer to the new plan as putting a band-aid on a ticking time bomb. The GOP’s rush to fix Obamacare was a politically motivated move to appease the masses that failed horribly and fixed very little.
The GOP rush to vote on the new healthcare fix, the American Health Care Act was reminiscent of Nancy Pelosi’s famous words – But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
According to The Hill, legislators had not even seen the final version of the bill that was up for a vote! The Republicans should not be taking lessons from the Democrats on how to do things.
If there is indeed going to be a fix for Obamacare, then lets take the time to be sure it will actually fix the problem instead of exchanging one problem for another. That is simply doing a disservice to the America people.
Any bill that is slated to replace the failure we refer to as Obamacare should be out in the open for not only the Senate and the House to see, but the American people as well. Any bill on healthcare that passes will be paid for on the backs of the American people – and will have the greatest affect on, you guessed it, the American people. No more secrecy!
Today, President Trump signaled that hope for a repair of Obamacare is not dead after all. We can only hope this actually materializes and the bill is a viable fix for Obamacare – Obamacare WILL implode, it’s only a matter of time.
From Fox News:
President Trump hinted Saturday that overhauling ObamaCare is still alive, perhaps through a bipartisan deal, following the effort’s dramatic and seemingly terminal failure a day earlier.
“ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE,” Trump tweeted. “Do not worry!”
Trump tweeted after House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday cancelled the final vote for the ObamaCare replacement bill, upon concluding he didn’t have enough votes despite the chamber’s GOP majority.
“We’re going to be living with ObamaCare for the foreseeable future,” the Wisconsin Republican said afterward, making clear that neither he nor Trump intend to introduce new legislation.
Meanwhile, Trump appeared to already be turning his attention to tax reform and returning to his plan to allow ObamaCare to continue — with the expectation that the 2010 health care law would implode amid increasing costs and few options for Americans.
Still, his tweet Saturday suggested a potential willingness to work on a bipartisan plan on overhauling ObamaCare — albeit a scenario in which Democrats come to the GOP-controlled Congress to work together on improvements.
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
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