Repeal & Disgrace

The President was elected for a number of reasons.  One of the battle cries of the Trump campaign was to “repeal and replace” a failing Obamacare.  The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was passed in 2010 without input from Republicans or a single vote from them in Congress.  At the time Democrats held large majorities in both Houses of Congress and the Presidency as well.  Obamacare is collapsing and Americans face either one or no insurance options.  The promises from the Dems were empty ones and many have been left with coverage that is either too expensive or worthless.  The tables are now turned and the Republicans hold both Houses of Congress and the Presidency.  Trump has been pushing Congress to repeal and replace as promised.  Members of both Houses have had seven years to develop a replacement that would give more options and eliminate many of the mandates and taxes within Obamacare.  Knowing that Democrat support for any changes is virtually nonexistent, Republicans have been bickering among themselves to where they can’t even agree with their own proposals.  Now the latest idea is to repeal the ACA and replace with another bill at some future date.  Congress has yet to meet any deadlines and I’m afraid that if the ACA is repealed we will come to the future deadline without agreement on a replacement.

The media loves to attack the President as not fulfilling his agenda.  The President can’t make and pass his own legislation.  Congress is receiving a failing grade from the public for their lack of production.  The members of Congress seem more concerned over offending some of their constituents than passing meaningful legislation.  Grow up Congress and do what is best for the country.  Medicaid expansion is putting us on the road to a single payer (i.e. government controlled insurance).  We need private insurance options not government sponsored insurance.  We are not helping the poor by making them even further dependent on the government.  We need only look at the Veterans Administration to see how well the government runs healthcare.  I believe there should be no “recess” or vacations for members of Congress until they do their job.

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