Yesterday, Senate Republicans circulated a draft of their healthcare legislation that would roll back the debacle of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The changes are causing palpitations and apoplexy symptoms among congressional Democrats and liberals around the country.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, was the main author of the bill, which will be presented at a meeting today. Leaders put the final touches on the draft Wednesday that will reshape a large portion of Barak Hussein’s legacy.
McConnell wants the Senate to vote on the measure before the July 4 recess, leaving little time for lawmakers to understand the legislation. Democrats are complaining about the time frame, conveniently forgetting that they shoved the socialist law through the system in 2010 before many who voted had even read the conditions.
Of course, they paid for that folly by losing 63 congressional seats the following November.
Obamacare placed heavy penalties on businesses and taxpayers in an effort to ensure that socialized medicine would permeate the U.S. The result of the passage was major downsizing, the highest levels of unemployment and people who dropped out of the workforce in decades, and an uproar from voters who delivered congressional majorities back to Republicans.
The Senate’s draft generates a significant overhaul of legislation that shouldn’t have been created in the first place. It largely mirrors the House bill that was passed seven weeks ago. However, Democrats are bemoaning a change that would essentially erase the tax-heavy Affordable Care Act.
Like the House legislation, the proposal eliminates the Medicaid expansion, but in a more moderate time frame with deeper cuts. It is expected to save the federal government at least $337 billion by 2026.
Senator McConnell explained that the measure addresses the state of failure that is plaguing the current unethical, socialist provision. “Obamacare is collapsing around us, and the American people are desperately searching for relief,” he said in an earlier statement.
Unlike Obamacare’s open-ended entitlement spending, the Senate measure would change that to a per capita enrollment system. Beginning in 2025, the bill would reduce expenditures to an even slower rate, reducing the size of state Medicaid programs.
Although the proposal is not as stringent as conservatives would wish, moderate Republicans could have a hard time accepting it. The income-based approach to insurance subsidies that are similar to the Affordable Care Act is designed to make the move more palatable to those senators.
Part of the plan will make the measure highly acceptable to American’s who think that government penalties for not purchasing a product in a capitalist nation are contemptible. The Senate bill will eliminate the no coverage tax punishments and others.
Also, like the House bill, the measure would block Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood for a full year. Defunding taxpayer supplied abortions appeals to many conservative voters.
However, two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski (Alabama) and Susan Collins (Maine), have already implied they may not support the bill if it takes away money from Planned Parenthood. Collins said yesterday that they would draft an amendment to protect the killing agency.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said that American women would have “fear struck” in their hearts over the bill. She claims that 20 percent of the female population gets their reproductive “care” from the organization. She did not mention the number of abortions it performs each year at taxpayer expense, nor the number of criminal residents they treat.
The removal of funding for Planned Parenthood remains a clear issue for many Christians, and the law would be highly celebrated if passed. Coming on the heels of scandalous findings that the organization sold body parts for profit and laughed about the heinous act of abortion on tape, there’s no reason Planned Parenthood should get anything but contempt from American taxpayers.
Not surprisingly, Democrats are arrogantly condemning the Senate proposal. They’re whining about the length of time scheduled for debate and the fact that the bill was drafted behind closed doors. Republicans insist that liberal lawmakers have distanced themselves from the task. Since Democrats aren’t willing to discuss an issue that is paramount among U.S. taxpayers, they’ve been left out of the process by their own fault. Complaining about it now is supreme hypocrisy.
Using a special budget rule that will allow them to bypass a grandstanding filibuster attempt by Democrats, McConnell hopes to pass the bill soon. With a majority, it shouldn’t be too difficult as long as Republicans stick together.
Although the bill leaves a number of Obamacare provisions intact, Democrats are expected to fight it tooth and nail. Aids are saying that more amendments will likely be added over the next week. Regardless of the time frame, when a law makes Democrats this angry, it has to be a good thing for America.
Republicans in the Trump era are keeping their promises by introducing legislation that removes the communist-like penalties and murder culpability taxpayers face under Obamacare.