We can thank Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran (along with others voicing opposition) for standing their ground as the GOP leadership failed to muster up enough votes for their obamacare replacement. With the failure of McConnellCare, the Senate Majority leader announced tonight that they would move forward with a vote on a full repeal of obamacare… but with a 2 year “transition period to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to quality, affordable care.”
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) July 18, 2017
This is all the voters wanted in the first place. Many in Congress were elected over their promise to repeal obamacare NOT replace it. FTR the American people NEVER asked the govt to take over the healthcare system. This nightmare was started years ago when Hillary wanted it as First Lady and it’s been a haunt ever since.
As for this 2 year transition period, they need to create something simple that allows the free market to step in and solve the problem. Open the markets up across states lines. How is it we can be trusted to buy auto insurance on our own from anywhere but not health insurance? Medicare can be reworked to provide coverage for people who really need it vs just putting everyone on it.
The Cruz/ Lee Amendment was the poison pill, and the leadership balked. It not only allowed health insurers to do what they want but it even allowed for a portion of obamacare to stand. It truly was if you like your plan you can keep your plan deal that many supported EXCEPT for progressive republicans!
Regardless of this act by McConnell to do what we wanted in the first place, he still needs to go and take all the French Republicans with him.