« Last post by Pandora on March 25, 2017, 05:21:05 PM »
It's for the best that this failed. The system would still be unbearable to people, only they'd be calling it TrumpCare instead of ObamaCare.
Since the Tea Party movement of 2010 "Repeal!" was the battle cry. From where did this "...and replace" bullsh*t originate?
I listened to some of the Freedom Caucus members tick off what this bill didn't do: didn't end the regulations to make it possible for premiums to come down, didn't erase the individual-must-buy mandate, didn't do away with the pre-existing conditions mandate, didn't, didn't, didn't. What it did do was leave people's kids on their parents insurance until age twenty-six and increase the incidences of checks mailed to "poor" folks under the auspice of Earned Insurance Tax Credits for them to pay the insurance premiums they'd done nothing to ratchet down.
Further, a lot of what they were being told they couldn't do with this bill in reconciliation was "ruled out by the Senate Parliamentarian", an unelected position, and they were told this by the House 'Leaders'. One of the items was they "couldn't" rule out is illegal aliens receiving the insurance tax credit subsidies.
Come to find out the Parliamentarian was not consulted on this stuff, so THEY LIED.
Yes, best this eGOP bill die because it was a segue to Obamacare Lite and nothing more. Having "the Secretary (of HHS) shall" make other changes would have left the door open for the next Democrat Regime to sashay on through and reinstate all the bullspit.
I don't know which of 'em I hate more, the eGOP leadership or the freakin' Left. Meh, at this point, it looks like there is no difference. They all love 'em some big gummint.