Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Republicans Won't Leave Obamacare Alone!

It's not over. Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) will continue to push for the passage of the American Health Care Act aka Trumpcare.

Democrats and Republicans are deeply unpopular right now. The Democrats are trying to do soul searching after they poured millions into races that clearly favored Republicans. They wanted to flip the safe seats to send a message to Donald J. Trump and Republican leaders.

Republicans easily won the seats even though Democrats got the numbers in single digits.

Nonetheless, Republicans are hopeful to "repeal and replace" Obamacare.

They are on the verge of repealing the Affordable Care Act. But what they're rolling out isn't going to make healthcare affordable. They want to pass a law that could impact millions of Americans who already are benefiting from the ACA.

The 25 million who be kicked off the healthcare law will deeply be affected.

The Senate pulled the bill last minute. They didn't have enough support for the bill.

The bill the Senate pulled out was not even seen publicly. It was done in the backroom by 13 male senators. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to get this bullshit passed before the Independence Day weekend.

Turns out that nine senators said "HELL NO" to that.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) turned their backs on the bill.

The moderates don't want to lose Medicare and Medicaid funding. Collins supports Planned Parenthood and refuses to back cuts to it.

The conservatives want outright repeal of the law. They want health savings accounts.

Democrats are saying they can't put any feedback into the bill. They say the Republicans are deliberately trying to sabotage the ACA by not funding private insurers.

Republicans refuse to fund the law and it forces insurers to pull out of the healthcare exchanges.

The Democrats and progressive groups are warning the public that Republicans will push continue backroom deals and push for pork spending to get one of those nine Republicans on board.

It must be stopped.



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