Will McConnell have the Votes to Repeal and not Replace Obamacare?


Now that Trumpcare is dead in the Senate, the plan is to simply repeal Obamacare, which I believe was their real intention all along. Republicans don’t want you to have healthcare, although taxpayers pay for theirs.

After several weeks of ‘closed door planning,’ Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell failed to get 50 votes. Protests against Trumpcare continue today. This poorly written bill was rushed and would have harmed, not helped the American people. After it was confirmed that having insufficient votes was a fact, Trump did the only thing he knows how to do; he tweeted.

“Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!”

Another smokescreen and another lie. Republicans in the House voted 60 times to repeal Obamacare during President Obama’s administration without offering a replacement. That is now what will happen, if McConnell has the votes in the senate.

This is the big question. The only real goal for politicians is reelection, and more than 50 percent of Americans approve of Obamacare. Keep in mind that the United States is the only developed nation without universal healthcare. The plan provided by countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, and many more is known as ‘single payer,’ which means that it is controlled by government. Eventually America must follow their example and offer a similar plan to all Americans.

McConnell: “Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.”

McConnell continued and promised that ‘in the next few’ days the senate would vote to repeal Obamacare with a two year delay. What this means, when a Republican speaks, is that in two years 35 million Americans will once again be without healthcare, and thousands will die. If you have a preexisting condition; good luck!

I am anxious to see how many GOP senators have the courage to do the right thing. Obamacare needs revisions, but the basic plan in the 2,500 page law works for the American people. I fear that Republicans will vote to repeal Obamacare for a single reason; Trump will finally keep part of one of his many campaign promises. However, without replacing it immediately, as he promised, he will have failed once again, and be guilty of the murder of thousands of Americans.

Please re-post; thank you.

Op-ed by James Turnage


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