In 2015 the Senate sent Obama a repeal of Obama Care with a two year delay. The Republicans have been talking about repealing and replacing Obama Care for the last seven years but they forgot about one very important thing and that is talk is cheap and you actually need to implement a plan. The Democrats who all of a sudden have come to a conclusion that Obama Care is working have concluded this even though there are insurance companies dropping out left and right because Obama promised them because of the mandate there would be enough revenue generated to ensure them of a profit but surprise, surprise! The young people who were going to pay for the older people being sick with their heavy participation in the plan decided not to enroll even if they had to pay a fine.
Then citizen Trump was witnessing the Republican Party demanding to repeal and replace this bill and polls were showing the American people were not happy with the bill and as a matter of fact it was Obama Care that put the Tea Party on the map because the Tea Party ran against the bill and because of it Obama lost the House in 2010 and that’s when Obama via the IRS started harassing the Tea Party of which the lawsuits are still coming in.
So what the hell happened that the Senate can’t muster the votes to pass a new repeal and replace bill. It’s something the Republicans should have thought of before they took on this endeavor in full earnest and that was there would be a difficulty of the merging of ideas between the factions inside the Republican Party of conservatives, moderates and east coast liberals. The wants of their constituents are all different in relation to what they expect from this disastrous health care bill. I know the big problem is and will be as they go on Medicaid because when Medicaid was put in place it was meant to be for the poorest of the poor and what Republicans from liberal states are trying to do is start another huge entitlement out of Medicaid which this alone will cause tremendous infighting. Polls have been showing of late that Obama Care is rising in popularity and that’s because the American public is worried that the Senate can’t get its act together and they don’t want to go to a bill that is worst than the old one not realizing that Obama Care is ready to implode and anyone that doesn’t believe that please just start doing your homework.
The following was posted by Edmund DeMarche, published by Fox News Politics: “Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acknowledged the roadblock and, like Trump, said he plans a repeal vote. McConnell also mentioned a two-year delay for a substitute.”
“Regretfully, it’s now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful,” McConnell said in a statement. “So, in the coming days, the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Senate has already supported in 2015 and that was vetoed by then-President Obama: a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to quality, affordable care.”
“It was the second straight failure for McConnell, who had to cancel a vote on an earlier version of the bill last month when defeat became inevitable.”
Monday morning quarterbacking is always the easiest to do just sit back and say what you would have done. Someone steered Trump wrongly at the start of this legislation making it sound that repealing and replacing Obama Care was easy and a sure bet and keep in mind Trump was a citizen the same way we all are and like I said above he had been hearing the drumbeats of the Republican Party for the last seven years and I feel that it was Paul Ryan Rep. House Speaker (R) who convinced Trump not to worry, repeal and replace can be done. Now Ryan’s whole career has been in the House and he knows the institution of the Senate and he should have been more cautious with his advise to the President about Obama Care and that being the case they could have waited as they will do now anyway and could have moved to fixing our tax structure first. Can this situation still change to a successful up and down vote? We can always wish for a miracle. As I was writing this post I kept thinking of the fact that many conservatives from the start were saying Obama Care should be repealed first. I get the feeling that the moderates and liberals within the party have been had.