Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to admit defeat. He is now resorting to repealing Obamacare only with no proper replacement. The GOP had eight years to create a better health care bill, and in that time, they didn’t do squat.
“In the coming days, the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Senate has already supported in 2015 and that was vetoed by then-President Obama: a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period.”
Right…a stable transition period…
Republicans had eight years to create better legislation, what makes them think they can do it in two years? The problem here is there is no safety net.
Are Americans supposed to trust the GOP to create a worthy bill while Obamacare is phased out? McConnell’s plan doesn’t sound like a good deal for Americans.
In 2015, the Obamacare repeal bill passed the Senate with a 52-47 vote. McConnell will need 50 votes to pass the repeal bill. Separating the repeal bill from the replacement could lead to a need for 60 votes to pass the replacement, which means Mitch will need Democrats to get on board.