Can anyone really doubt at this point what a failure Obamacare has been? With the huge increases in premiums, it’s a sinking ship and it’s taking on water faster by the minute. We need to face that Obamacare was never anything but another scam to make those who work pay the bills for those who don’t.
So are we rejoicing here at Back Door Politics about the new Republican Plan to replace it? Unfortunately, no. Yes, we do agree those mandates need to go. People who can’t afford insurance in the first place can’t afford to be fined for not having it, either. But what about the savings we have been hearing about to be achieved by allowing us to buy health insurance across state lines to promote real competition among insurance providers? What about using President Trump’s proven negotiating skills to bring down the cost of pharmaceuticals? Neither of these are in the current Republican plan.
The response of the President and others for their absence is they will be added in additional phases of the plan yet to come. That’s not what we voted for. If the problem is going to be fixed, it needs to be fixed now and without giving us the run around about how promised elements of the plan will somehow be added later. If that’s what we wanted, we might as well have voted for Hillary Clinton.
Reportedly, if those provisions were in the plan now, it would be rejected in the Senate. If that’s the case, let’s get the problem out in the open. Won’t they pass in the Senate because of loyalty to insurance and pharmaceutical special interests at the expense of the rest of us? It certainly sounds like it and if so, that needs to stop now. If that’s not the reason, let’s hear what the real problem is. We didn’t elect the current administration to work against us on behalf of special interest groups. We’ve already had too much of that for far too long. If the government must be in the healthcare business, it’s time for real health care reform instead of politics as usual…