In the wake of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) damning analysis of the Republicans' healthcare bill, resistance to the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ratcheting up.
That this ginned up excuse for a rational bill comes as no surprise but the reluctance of those charged to get it passed is a bit of a return to a less divided legislature. That is until one examines the reasons for voting against it and notices that what is driving this reluctance isn't a heartfelt shepherding for the good of the nation but fear of a bad turnout of supporters for the next election.
Whatever works. As long as they vote against it, it's all good. I'm no big fan of Obamacare, but it needs improved by changing it to single payer and sidestepping the insurance companies. Their main function is to drain funds from real medical care for people to pay their overpaid executives and advertise, advertise, advertise.
'Rep. Lance, who is up for re-election in 2018, told CNN: "I do not want to vote on a bill that has no chance of passing...' = she wants to be reelected to her socialist job where she gets taxpayer funded health care, her bills paid by taxpayers, and taxpayer funded vacations she can take at anytime. Our politicians love socialism in our country. Wish i could.
If the Republicans were smart, a big assumption of course, they would vote to allow medicare for all to compete with private insurance companies and assure their continued control of Congress for decades to come.
My only concern is the number of people at town halls and contacting their Congress people begging them to keep the ACA and not allow them to lose their health insurance. Instead, we should be demanding they pass HR 676 expansion of Medicare for all.