Not enough votes in the Senate

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The reason why there aren’t enough votes in the Senate to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare is very simple. The proposed legislation does not repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s that simple.

The proposed legislation modifies Obamacare but it is not a repeal and replace which was mandated by the People. And thankfully there are some Senators who know and recognize this fact. Thus there aren’t enough votes for it to pass.

With the mid-term elections just around the corner those wise Senators don’t want to come home to their People and explain why they voted for legislation that breaks their promise. And those that were in favor of the bill will have a lot of explaining to do when they get home.

Both the House and Senate Republicans need to grow a pair, as the saying goes, and pass the complete repeal of Obamacare. Then work on getting the health insurance industry in line and get reforms in on actual health care as well.

It’s a Start

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A partial repeal and replace of ObamaCare has passed the House and is on the way to the Senate, where it is expected to pass as well. This is a better piece of legislation than the earlier version that failed in President Trump’s first 100 days.

Of course it doesn’t go far enough as that would require a super majority in the Senate in order to pass. And the GOP doesn’t have enough of a majority to make that happen at this time. This is unfortunately due to Senate rules which could be changed if the majority party chooses to do so. But Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, doesn’t have that kind of a backbone, he is a coward.

Unfortunately even with this legislation passing both the House and the Senate and being signed into law by President Trump. It wont go into effect until next year. We still have to suffer under ObamaCare in 2017.