Do you remember the “Ding, Dong, the witch is dead” song sung by the Munchkins in the movie The Wizard of Oz?
Of course you do.
Well, while congressional Democrats are not Munchkins, they are singing that same time, only swamping out those lyrics with, “Ding Dong Trumpcare is dead.”
The latest Senate Republican-led effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has just been skewered by both moderate and conservative Republican members of the U.S. Senate.
The three moderate Senators who defected and joined Conservatives Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Jerry Moran in opposing the latest Senate healthcare bill are Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Shelly Moore Capito (WVA).
But how hard is it to replace Obamacare?
Sen Collins is right when she says that it would be difficult to repeal a law that has been “interwoven within our health care system” for so many years.
Obamacare is intrenched, but still repealable, its just going to take time.
Senator Rubio, who has always supported a full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, pointed out the ongoing struggles that Americans are enduring everyday due to the implementation of the controversial and failing healthcare law.
“They don’t have an organization to protest and they certainly don’t have the assistance of some of these commentators. They are the forgotten people in this debate,” Rubio said about young individuals covered under Obamacare.
“Or what about people on employer-sponsored health insurance?”
“Or what about the fact that Medicaid as it is currently structured is unsustainable in the long-term and is contributing to our debt?…No one discusses that, either. We have an obligation to safety net, to provide health coverage to those the way that Medicaid was designed, for truly disadvantaged, but if we keep doing the way we are doing now, that program goes bankrupt along with Medicare and Social Security.”
He is right. Many Americans cannot even afford to pay the Doctor office visits because they haven’t met the “astronomical” annual deductible tied to the Obamacare plan, leaving then standing there having to deal with paying for the entire office visit.
Expect to see the Senate move to completely repeal the law.
Watch how Rubio explains these problems.