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.
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) needs to be scrapped. All of it. Not some patch work plan that is currently being presented from some back room deal.
Mr. President and my members of Congress. I voted for you, in part, because you promised to repeal Obamacare. A terrible piece of legislation. So repeal it now. The House passed such legislation years ago. Get it back out and get it to the President’s desk.
Then come together to overhaul the system properly. None of this ‘we have to pass it to know what’s in it’ garbage. Allow insurance companies to operate across state lines. This would increase competition in a free market. This would raise available pools of insured Americans. And it would lower the over all cost of health insurance.
But do what is right first, for America. End the Affordable Care and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Acts that together make up Obamacare. End all 960 pages of this bad legislation once and for all. Vote no to any kind of “Obamacare Lite”.