Obamacare is an awful law that has raised the cost of healthcare, raised healthcare insurance premiums and imposed enormous deductibles on people even with the sky-high premiums they are forced to pay. Those who get government assistance with their insurance premiums are basically relegated to Medicaid which is a terrible excuse for healthcare and proves that health insurance and health care are not the same thing. Many of the so-called health care exchanges now have only one insurance company to choose from, and some don’t have any at all.
The GOP has promised for 7 years that if they gained control of the Congress and had a president who would sign a repeal bill they would quickly send Obamacare to the dust bin of history. Well, now they have both houses of Congress and a president who will gladly sign a repeal bill. So what in hell are they waiting for?
It turns out there are perhaps as many as 40 Republicans in the House who do not want to repeal Obamacare. Who knew? They certainly never revealed these sentiments before the election.
By this time, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Republicans have not repealed Obamacare because a lot of Republicans do not want to repeal Obamacare.
They don’t even want to sorta repeal Obamacare. The bill currently on the table, like the bill pulled in March, falls far short of a full repeal of Obamacare. And yet Republicans still cannot agree on it.
“We’ve given up on trying to get this bill repealed, basically,” Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox Business on Tuesday. “But we’ve been demanding at least let’s repeal some of the provisions that we know will bring down rates.”
“A pure repeal would get less than 200 votes,” said the second member quoted above. “It really is one of the biggest political shams in history — many of these members would not have been elected without promising repeal, and now they are wilting. Some are even complaining that [the Rep. Tom MacArthur amendment] pushes the bill too far right — even though is it far short of a full repeal.”
This may be one of the worst broken promises in history. The GOP will suffer greatly if it continues on a path of leaving no promise unbroken. Obamacare will someday be seen as a prolonged and solemn farce, and the Democrats have the political skills to make Republicans own it. We have two political parties in America, one that is dangerous and cunning and the other that is just plain numbskull stupid.