The Senate health care bill was unveiled on Thursday, and it appears
to be dead on arrival. At least four conservative senators say that
they can’t vote for the current version because it doesn’t go far
enough, while several moderate Republicans are expressing concerns that
it goes too far in repealing popular Obamacare provisions. You can read
the full text of the bill here.
Since Democrats are going to be united in voting against any bill that
the Republicans put forward, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can
only lose two Republican votes if he wants something to pass. I don’t
know how that is going to be possible, and so in the end we may be stuck
with Obamacare for the foreseeable future and that would be a total
It is astounding to me that Republicans don’t want to pass the exact same clean Obamacare repeal bill that they got to Obama’s desk in 2016.
If they got that same bill to Trump’s desk, he would sign it. Instead
of trying to do everything at once, just repeal Obamacare and then start
working on various pieces of the health care system one at a time.
According to Real Clear Politics,
Congress currently has an average approval rating of just 17.6
percent. It is an institution that has failed the American people over
and over again, and we are never going to move things in a positive
direction in this country until we do something to clean up that cesspool of filth and corruption.