It is the efficiency that matters ⸻ fools!
How soon people forget! Apparently, the democrats have, in fact, forgotten, how long it took them to prepare the Affordable Care Act (ACA, hereinafter referred to as ObamaCare). At first during their scheduled announcement, they did not have one single member who claimed to be a republican; consequently, after Nancy Pelosi’s D-CA comment of “we’ll tell you what’s in it after we know what is in it.” They haggled as democrats do, still not a single republican, using their minds, ever voted for the debauchery bill.
While sitting in my office and listening to her unadulterated rubbish still asking the president at the time to “consider” her use of military aircraft for vacations, deluxe with special USAF flight crew and literally tens of thousands of miles of non-business flying, I never heard back from the dude. He was perhaps the only one who flew more miles than she did!
Taken together, the bills introduced Monday night represent the Republicans’ first attempt — and best shot to date, with an ally in the White House — to translate seven years of talking points about demolishing the ACA into action.
At the same time, major aspects of the plans, notably the strategy for tax credits and Medicaid, reflect the treacherous terrain that Republicans face winning enough votes within their own conferences in the GOP-controlled House and Senate.
The bills must address concerns of both conservatives worried about the cost of the overhaul and worries that it might in effect enshrine a new federal entitlement, as well as more moderate members who want to ensure that their constituents retain access to affordable health care, including those who received Medicaid coverage under the ACA.
Democrats, meanwhile, have given no indication that they intend to work with Republicans, and top party leaders decried the GOP plan Monday as a betrayal of everyday Americans. “Trumpcare doesn’t replace the Affordable Care Act, it forces millions of Americans to pay more for less care,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). The only thing different was that this time he wasn’t crying!
In particular, the plan to target Planned Parenthood has already generated fierce pushback from Democrats and doubts from some Republicans who have noted that federal funds are already barred from funding abortions and that Planned Parenthood provides routine medical care to millions of American women. Now, please let’s just engage in the spirit of truth telling openness, shall we? Is someone trying to encourage me to believe that no government funding is going towards abortions? Oh please!
If both parties including all members of affiliate parties believe in their hearts that this ACA is so important, then STOP FIGHTING and play nice and let’s get it done.